House Committee Passes Family Self Sufficiency Act

H.R.4258, introduced by Reps. Sean Duffy (R-WI) and Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), would permanently reauthorize the Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Act. The bill also makes several improvements:

  • Combines Housing Choice Voucher and public housing FSS programs
  • Extends eligibility to Project-Based Rental Assistance

The FSS aims to enable families under Sections 8 and 9 to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency. This is achieved through access to workforce training, educational opportunities, and financial support via an escrow account which can be applied to work-related items.

The bill will next go to the House floor for a vote and additionally enjoys mirror legislation in the Senate.