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Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program

Caribou Municipal Building
25 High St
Caribou, Maine 04736
Phone: (207) 493-4234
Fax: (207) 376-0178



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The Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) program provides case management and advocacy to current program participants in order to help them attain self-sufficiency goals.  Families enroll and sign a five-year contract to participate in the program. After enrolling in the program, participants set goals such as finishing their education, obtaining job training, and/or employment.

During the contract term, participants who increase their earned income can receive cash bonuses.  When the family reports an increase in earned income, Caribou Housing Authority calculates a monthly bonus amount that is deposited into an ‘escrow’ account which the family can receive upon program graduation.


  • Families who currently receive assistance through Caribou Housing Authority’s Section 8 Program


For more information, see our Family Self-Sufficiency Q&A.