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5.16.22 CLPHA Member Update
The long-awaited Family Self-Sufficiency Final Rule will be published in tomorrow’s Federal Register. The pre-publication copy of the rule released today highlights that the rule will implement many changes to the FSS program, including:   changing the methodology for determining...
4.6.22 Research
Abt Associates recently published a brief on the impacts of a financial capability-based Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. Abt used HUD administrative data to conduct a quasi-experimental analysis of the impacts of FSS on participants in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) FSS programs...
12.15.21 Report
Abt Associates released a report documenting the findings of a quasi-experimental evaluation of Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) programs that Compass Working Capital (Compass) administers in six multifamily rental housing properties in partnership with the nonprofit Preservation of...
11.1.21 Report
On October 12, Abt Associates released two reports to present an evaluation of the impacts and net monetary benefits associated with innovative implementation of the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program administered by Compass Working Capital in partnership with local housing agencies. The...
10.15.21 CLPHA Member Update
This week, HUD sent out a reminder that annual reports for ROSS grantees are due on October 31, 2021. HUD also reminds ROSS grantees that performance data must be submitted through GrantSolutions, and financial reports (SF-425) must be submitted to your local HUD Field Office....
9.16.21 CLPHA Member Update
For those applicants located in presidentially declared disaster areas, HUD is extending the deadline for the FY21 Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to October 1, 2021. Published in July, the FY21...
9.8.21 Report
HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) recently announced the publication of midpoint findings from the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program evaluation. In 2012, HUD PD&R commissioned the first nationwide study of the FSS program that incorporates a randomized...
9.7.21 Members Making News
From the Boston Housing Authority's website: Through a new partnership with Compass Working Capital, the Boston Housing Authority’s Family Self- Sufficiency (FSS) program has nearly tripled in size since 2020, rising to become one of the largest programs of its kind in the country. The FSS...
9.7.21 Members Making News
From ABC 13 Toledo: In late June, the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority opened up their waitlist for affordable housing that had been closed since February of 2020. They received nearly 3000 applications. “We realize there is an affordable housing crisis and we are going to be...
7.30.21 Members Making News
HUD recently announced $105 million in available FY21 renewal grant funds to support the salaries of Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program Coordinators who connect participating families to public and private resources to increase their earned income and financial...

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