Family self-sufficiency (FSS)

Family self-sufficiency (FSS) is a HUD program that encourages communities to develop local strategies to help voucher families obtain employment that will lead to economic independence and self-sufficiency. Public housing agencies (PHA's) work with welfare agencies, schools, businesses, and other local partners to develop a comprehensive program that gives participating FSS family members the skills and experience to enable them to obtain employment that pays a living wage.

How do families apply for FSS?

Families that are selected to receive a voucher or who currently receive assistance through the housing choice voucher program should discuss participation in the FSS program with their caseworker at Lonoke County Housing Authority.

What services may you be referred to?

  • child care
  • transportation
  • education
  • job training
  • employment counseling
  • substance/alcohol abuse treatment or counseling
  • household skill training
  • homeownership counseling

To obtain more information about Family Self Sufficiency contact Stacy Ashmore at 870-552-3554 ext. 102 or email