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8.4.22 CLPHA Member Update
In May, CLPHA announced that HUD released the long-awaited FSS Final Rule that made significant changes to the program, including changes to FSS escrow account requirements. Recently, HUD published additional guidance related to the establishment of the FSS escrow account, the use of forfeited FSS...
6.2.22 CLPHA Member Update
Recently, CLPHA announced that HUD published the long-awaited Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Final Rule in the Federal Register on May 17, 2022, that made significant changes to program funding, enrollment, escrow calculations, extension and graduation requirements. The second part of the rule...
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...
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...
7.12.21 CLPHA Member Update, Report
On July 6, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) published the second report on the national evaluation of the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program titled Work, Engagement, and Well-being at the Midpoint: Findings from the Family Self-Sufficiency Evaluation. In 2012, HUD...
3.26.21 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy
CLPHA has signed onto a letter to HUD leadership, organized by Compass Capital, that provides recommendations to HUD for implementation of the increased Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) funding received in FY21. In FY21, FSS received $105 million, a 30% increase...
11.19.20 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy
CLPHA is asking our members to review a draft of our comments on the proposed rule changes to the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program to be submitted to HUD by end of day tomorrow, November 20. While we will be submitting these comments independently, CLPHA has also signed on to joint...
11.19.20 CLPHA Member Update
From HUD and the FDIC: Please save the date for an upcoming webinar co-sponsored between HUD and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) which will focus on how Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) grantees can help the youth we serve successfully connect to financial...
10.6.20 CLPHA Advocacy, CLPHA Member Update
On September 21, HUD issued a notice proposing significant changes to the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program. The changes, included in the 2018 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, create multiple issues around implementation for which HUD is seeking comment. These...

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