Family Self-Sufficiency

Family Self-Sufficiency The Housing Authority of Northumberland County’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program is a federally funded program which offers housing assistance as part of a coordinated program of housing, child care, and transportation assistance; personal and career counseling; educational assistance; and job training and placement for families with low to moderate incomes. The goal of the Family Self-Sufficiency Program is to help motivated individuals become economically self-sufficient.

Who may apply for the Family Self-Sufficiency Program?

In order to qualify for the Family Self-Sufficiency Program, you must currently be a part of the Housing Authority of Northumberland County’s public housing program or Rental Assistance Program. In addition, Family Self-Sufficiency Program participants must have completed eighth grade and must also meet the program’s income guidelines.

What does the Family Self-Sufficiency Program include?

Applicants who are approved into the Family Self-Sufficiency Program will enter into a contract with the Housing Authority of Northumberland County for a period of five years. This contract will outline the goals of your family and specify how your family can achieve a level of economic independence within this five-year period. The final goal of each contract is to help you seek and maintain suitable employment which would help free your household from all public assistance.

How does the Family Self-Sufficiency Program work?

During the course of the Family Self-Sufficiency Program, you will work with a case manager/service coordinator who will connect necessary services and assess all available resources. Throughout the term of your contract, the Housing Authority of Northumberland County will establish an escrow account on your behalf. This account will then be credited with monetary amounts based on you household’s increases in earned income. Your escrow account balance will be disbursed to you upon successful completion of your contract.

For more information on HANC’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program, e-mail us today or call (570) 742-8797 or (570) 339-5844!

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