Family Self-Sufficiency Program Services

Participation in the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is voluntary for families and is open to Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher Program participants.  Families entering the FSS Program work with an FSS Coordinator to develop goals and a plan of action to reach these goals, which will extend over a 5-year period, and lead to self-sufficiency.

The  Philadelphia Housing Authority transitioned management of its current  FSS program to  Compass Working Capital, Inc., a Massachusetts non-profit organization. Compass Working Capital, Inc.  works with selected community partners to expand asset-building opportunities for working low-income families by operating high performing Family Self-Sufficiency ("FSS") programs that are designed to empower families to increase income, establish and maintain good credit, access quality financial products, build assets and otherwise achieve their financial goals and become financially secure.

Compass has teamed up with Clarifi, a  locally based financial service institution to assist residents with financial coaching and asset building.

To learn about the FSS Program visit