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Current FSS Action Plan

(Effective 04/23/2019)

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Action Plan is required by HUD.  The purpose of the FSS Action Plan is to establish policies for carrying out the Family Self-Sufficiency Program in a manner consistent with HUD requirements and local goals and objectives contained int eh PHA”s Agency Plan.  The FSS Action Plan is a supporting document to the Caribou Housing Authority’s Agency Plan, is available for public review as required by 24 CFR Part 903.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1:  Family Self-Sufficiency Program and The FSS Action Plan

Part I:  The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program and FSS Action Plan

Part II:  Requirements of the FSS Action Plan

Chapter 2:  Purpose, Scope, and Applicability of the Family Self-Sufficiency Program

Part I:  Purpose and Basic Requirements of the FSS Program

Part II:  Scope of The FSS Program

Part III:  Program Operation

Part IV:  Definitions

Chapter 3:  Program Administration

Part I:  Staffing, Fees and Costs, and On-Site Facilities

Part II:  Program Coordinating Committee

Chapter 4:  Selecting and Serving FSS Families

Part I:  Incentives, Outreach, and Assurance of Noninterference

Part II:  Family Selection

Part III:  Activities and Support Services

Chapter 5:  Contract of Participation

Part I:  Overview and Family Obligations

Part II:  Contract Specifications

Chapter 6:  Escrow Account

Part I:  The Escrow Account

Part II:  Escrow Fund Accounting and Reporting

Chapter 7:  Portability in Housing Choice Voucher FSS Programs

Part I:  Portability in the FSS Program

Part II:  The Effects of Portability on FSS Regulations and Policy