Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program is a tool to assist our Section 8 Clients to achieve the best life possible for themselves and their families. The FSS program empowers individuals to look for economic stability through education, case management and referral to available resources in the community that help them attain their goals.

Services We Provide


Participants have access to different types of help depending on the needs of the family, including:
  • Adult Education (GED and ESL classes)
  • Case management
  • Child Care
  • ESCROW savings account
  • Home ownership counseling
  • Improvement of work skills
  • Job search assistance
  • Transportation
  • Workshops

Successful Stories in FSS in Douglas


  • Jazmin C.
  • Luis P.
  • Mayra D.
  • Sonia L.

City of Douglas FSS Facts


  • More than 50 families have participated in the FSS Program since 2009.
  • 23 families are currently receiving assistance from the FSS program.
  • 95% of those families are Latino-Hispanic ethnic.
  • $3,859.38 is the average of dollars saved for our FSS families.
  • The ESCROW account money is tax free; you do not need to declare it to the IRS.