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Family Self-Sufficiency

Family Self-Sufficiency or FSS is a program that helps families receiving Housing Choice Vouchers or resididng in certain public housing to achieve economic self-sufficiency.  Several Housing Authorities have contracted with NORWESCAP to bring the FSS Program and the Resident Opportunity for Self Sufficiency (ROSS) program to the community.

 

Family Self-Sufficiency which includes the FSS program, the ROSS program and other financial literacy supports individuals realize their fullest potential in a demanding and competitive world.  NORWESCAP staff members help navigate obstacles that may stand in the way of goal achievement and help to coordinate resources in the community.

 

Services

  • Case Management
  • Financial Assistance
  • Counseling
  • Advocacy
  • Employment/Career Counseling
  • Information & Referral
  • Escrow Accounts

Goals to be Achieved 

  • Home Ownership
  • Education & Training
  • Full-time Employment
  • Increased Income
  • Citizenship

Eligibility

To qualify for FSS you must receive a Housing Choice Voucher and be referred by the participating housing authority.  Financial literacy workshops are free and available to the community.  They are featured throughout Morris County and include many core financial topics.  

 

Information

For more information contact your Housing Authority to determine if the FSS program or ROSS program is offered in your area, or contact NORWESCAP.

 

NORWESCAP Family Self-Sufficiency

53 Sickle Road

Suite 2

Rockaway  NJ  07866

973-784-4900

fax: 973-784-4904

email: fss@norwescap.org

 

Hours

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Monday - Friday

 

Donation Information

If you are interested in supporting NORWESCAP, the communities we serve or the Family Self-Sufficiency program, please call 908-454-7000

 

350 Marshall Street

Phillipsburg, NJ 08865

908-454-7000

fax: 908-859-0729


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Program Director

Georjean Trinkle

Program Director


Passaic, Morris, Union, Warren County


Thanks to the support I received from Family Self Sufficiency staff, I have become a success! When I first started the program,I was living in subsidized housing with my four children and receiving under $500 a month welfare. With the help of FSS, I was able to set short-term goals and then later long-term goals. It was the belief that I had support that helped me to find full-time employment. I now own my very own home and am attending college to become a teacher! Graduate FSS Program