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Public Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program

FSS is helping families become self-supporting

The Public Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) is designed to help families receiving rental assistance become self-supporting. This program is voluntary and open to all families living in BHA federal family public housing. A desire to become self-sufficient and a willingness to take the steps to make this happen are the only requirements to join the program. FSS provides support and assistance to the entire family for up to five years.

The head of the household enters into a five-year contract identifying the employment goal of the participant and outlining the activities and services necessary to achieve this goal. The FSS Coordinator helps the family obtain the services listed in the plan while BHA establishes a savings account when the family increases its earned income. Many services such as job training, childcare, educational programs, counseling, and case management are provided and can be found with the help of the FSS Coordinator.

Our resident Felicite Njieptchi has had much success after enrolling in our program. Felicite graduated from the Boston University City Lab Academy Program as a Technician and from Bunker Hill Community College with an Associate of Science Degree in Biotechnology. With her certificates, she completed an internship at BU and was later hired as an Assistant Lab Technician. She has since received a better offer from Boston Medical Lab and is currently working as a Technician there.


For more information about FSS or other employment/career opportunities, visit


| 3/13/2015 1:57:03 PM | 4 comments


Mercedes Terrell

I am interested in the program, as I am going to be starting a new job soon within the next 2 weeks. Please contact me back in regards to what I will need to do.
10/11/2017 11:09:26 AM
Mercedes Terrell

I am interested in learning more about the program.
10/6/2017 8:32:45 AM
Hello, I would like to apply for your Boston Housing Authority Family Self-Sufficiency, I a single parent mother of three, has been renting all my life. but now I am looking to Own my Own home. I don't know much about the program but I am willing to learn about the program... if you need to contact me then here is my direct phone number 857-266-0703

Please leave a message, or you may reach me at the above email address.

Thank You, for your time, and consideration Mildred Calhoun
9/14/2017 12:40:19 PM
Michelle Jones
I would like to join the program
9/9/2015 3:23:02 PM
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