NAHMA HUD Update: Apply for Technical Assistance to Launch Family Self-Sufficiency Program

NAHMA HUD Update: Apply for Technical Assistance to Launch Family Self-Sufficiency Program

HUD is now pleased to offer hands-on group learning and individualized technical assistance (TA) to our multifamily assisted housing owners and management agents to help them implement a Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program.  The Request for Interest (RFI) and short application can be found here.  The submission deadline date is October 8, 2019.  For more information and an opportunity to ask questions about the TA offer, register for a webinar facilitated by HUD and our TA providers on September 25, 2019 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM EDT.

Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) is a HUD program that provides incentives and supports to help families living in multifamily assisted housing increase their earned income and reduce their dependence on public assistance programs.  FSS promotes the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of HUD rental assistance programs with public and private resources, to enable eligible families to make progress toward economic independence and self-sufficiency.

HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing encourages our assisted housing owners and management agents to offer these opportunities to their residents. Watch a brief video from Lamar Seats, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Multifamily Housing.

Owners and management agents selected for the TA will receive a combination of group and individual training and support over a nine-month period.  The TA will include coaching, education, and hands-on guidance from an expert in FSS program implementation.  This TA will help housing providers successfully develop the program framework, access needed resources, and launch their FSS programs.

You can find more detailed information on FSS, the TA opportunity, and the selection process by reading the RFI.

A variety of FSS resources are available, including a Program Notice and Guidebook, that provide step-by-step guidance on establishing an FSS program.

Please note:

  • Eligible applicants are owners and management agents that operate HUD-assisted multifamily housing designated for families.
  • The short RFI application is due on October 8, 2019.
  • The technical assistance will begin in December 2019 and end in August 2020.
  • Register for the September 25, 2019 webinar.
  • For additional questions, email us or call 202-402-2487.