What is the FSS Program?
The FSS program helps participants set training and educational goals that will lead to better paying jobs. Participants work closely with a FSS case manager to determine an education plan that fits the goals of each family. Families can participate in FSS for five years, during which they are able to access the program’s supportive services on an ongoing basis, receiving assistance with needs such as:
- Computer Training
- Childcare Assistance
- Possible Job Placement
- Resource Referral
- Personal Support
Who is Eligible to Participate?
All Section 8 families who do not currently owe money to the Brunswick Housing Authority and/or have never been a participant in the Brunswick Housing Authority’s FSS program are eligible to apply. The Brunswick Housing Authority’s FSS program is voluntary therefore, only people who are genuinely interested should participate.
What are the Benefits of Participating in the FSS Program?
Participants who become employed or increase their income after signing the FSS contract will develop an escrow account when their portion of rent increases. When the participant pays an increased rent amount resulting from earned income (wages), the difference between what the initial rent was when the participant started the program and the increased will be deposited in the escrow account.
This is an interest bearing savings account that receives monthly contributions based on the tenant’s rent increase. Upon completion of the FSS contract, the funds in the account are given to the FSS participant.
How do families apply for participation in the FSS Program?
The head of household has to complete a FSS Pre-Application form. The forms are located at 1126 Albany Street Brunswick, GA 31520. Individuals can contact Linda Gibson at (912) 265-1334 Ex. 104 or email her at email@example.com.