Family Self-Sufficiency Program
Charter Oak Communities is committed to helping families build a better future.
The Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program is a HUD (U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development) program offered to Low-Income Public Housing residents and Housing Choice Voucher holders (Section 8) living in Stamford through a partnership with Family Centers and COC. The program is designed to provide families with opportunities to grow, to empower themselves and to become self-sufficient.
Families will work with a program coordinator over a five-year period to establish and work toward goals aimed at achieving economic independence and family self-sufficiency.
Who is eligible to participate?
Residents currently living in COC Federal Developments or Participating in COC’s Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program are eligible to participate in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program.
All interested participants must be in good standing with Charter Oak Communities, which means:
- Compliant with their lease
- Current on rent
- Not at risk for eviction
COC will deposit money into an interest-bearing savings account for program participants who have an increase in income. The savings are yours to keep upon successful completion of the FSS Program.
The Stamford Family Self-Sufficiency Program will assist families with:
- Job Training and Vocational Counseling
- Homeownership Counseling
- Financial Planning Services
- Substance Abuse Treatment
- Other Services, as needed