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

Savings Incentive

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.

Program Services

The Stamford Family Self-Sufficiency Program will assist families with:

  • Childcare
  • Transportation
  • Education
  • Job Training and Vocational Counseling
  • Homeownership Counseling
  • Financial Planning Services
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Other Services, as needed

For more information or to apply, contact FSS coordinator, Barbara Moscova at (203) 324-3167 x4115 or or visit online here.