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family self sufficiency

An Economic Incentive Program for Rental Assistance

For current CTI Section 8/project-based voucher holders.

Are you a MOTIVATED person? Do you want to complete GOALS that will help you become self-sufficient? Would you like the chance to EARN MONEY for your accomplishments? If you answered yes to these questions, and you have a CTI HCVP/Section 8 voucher, the FSS program is right for you

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Case Management

Participants work with a FSS Case Manager to set & achieve their Self-sufficiency goals. Goals are individualized for each participant. Common FSS goals include:

  • GED
  • Job Training
  • Money management
  • College degree
  • One-on-one career planning
  • Improving your credit score
  • First time home buyer classes

Escrow

While in FSS, if any of your CTI rent calculations show an increase due to higher wages, CTI will reward you and put money into a savings account (escrow) on your behalf. If you complete your goals, you get all the money in your escrow account.


Financial Assistance

Once you begin earning escrow, you may be able to withdraw a portion to help you complete a goal.
Need some help paying for a job training? Books for school? We may be able to help pay for costs that will help you to get your goal completed.


Personal Job Coaching

As a CTI HCVP/Section 8 voucher holder, you have access to our Career Coach who will provide you with one-on-one personalized job coaching. The Career Coach can help you with choosing a career path, finding job trainings, job search, resume writing, and providing funding for some job trainings.


Home Ownership

Do you dream of owning a home one day? Let us help you put a plan into action to make that dream come true. We offer specialized homeownership workshops and one-on-one financial coaching for FSS participants on a home-ownership track, as well as a $5000 bonus for a down payment upon forfeiting the voucher.

In addition, participants who join FSS with a high earned income can participate in our FSS Savings Match Homeowner-ship Program, where you would receive a $3 match for every $1 you put into savings for a down payment on a home.

There are many ways the FSS program can help you move your family towards self-sufficiency.
Look inside to see a few of our many success stories.

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Eligibility Information

Are you a MOTIVATED person? Do you want to complete GOALS that will help you become self-sufficient? Would you like the chance to EARN MONEY for it? Do you already have a CTI Section 8/project based voucher?

Pls note: You MUST ALREADY HAVE a CTI Section 8/Project Based voucher to participate in FSS. If you are already in the CTI Section 8/Project Based voucher program, contact us for more information.

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Rental Assistance/Subsidized Housing Admin

Rental Assistance/Subsidized Housing Admin
Family Self Sufficiency (FSS), MRVP Self Sufficiency Program (SSP), Section 8, State Rental Vouchers (MRVP), Supporting Neighborhood Opportunity in Massachusetts (SNO Mass), Targeted & Other Programs
Phone: 978-654-5726

Aldonsa’s Story

Aldonsa’s Story

CTI’s FSS program has many successful graduates come back and re-enroll to pursue goals in asset development. Aldonsa is just one of many graduates who returned for this purpose. After earning her Bachelor’s degree in View Program
Ana's Story

Ana’s Story

Family Self Sufficiency Success Story The Family Self- Sufficiency Program (FSS) is designed to help families receiving rental assistance to become self-supporting. This is a voluntary program and is open to all families receiving a View Program
Maxine's Story

Maxine’s Story

While in the FSS program, Maxine completed a first time home buyer course, purchased a car, contributed to a 401K, and earned a Medical Assistant Certificate. Through a lot of hard work, Maxine made her View Program
Rosa's Story

Rosa’s Story

Rosa completed the FSS program twice, in a hardworking effort to obtain her ultimate goal: homeownership. After focusing on her education, and earning her degree, she was promoted 3 times. She simultaneously worked on her View Program

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