The Resident Services Department provides service coordination and Section 3 opportunities for our Public Housing Residents and HCV Participants.
The HACSJ continuously researches programs, services and events for the benefit of our residents and tenants. Some of our services have included educational resources such as GED preparation, financial literacy, homebuyer education, and job fairs. It is our goal to provide a full range of services that improves the quality of life and promotes self-sufficiency.
The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program is a voluntary employment and savings incentive program designed to assist families in becoming economically independent and self-sufficient while reducing and/or eliminating the need for government cash assistance.
The Resident Opportunities Self Sufficiency (ROSS) program is designated for public housing residents to enable increased earned income, reduce and/or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward achieving economic independence and self-sufficiency.
Some of the benefits for these two self-sufficiency programs include: obtaining the education or training needed to earn a living wage, case management and support services, preparation for homeownership, and receiving an escrow check upon successful completion to help achieve life changing goals.