I’m in support of the (H.R. 4258: Family Self-Sufficiency Act) with some reservations. My primary Mary concern is that steps MUST be legislated to PREVENT the ability of folks to double-dip not only Federal but also State agencies.
The House will vote on a bill to develop a strategy to help families in Section 8 and Section 9 subsidized housing become self-sufficient.
H.R. 4258 would allow owners of properties that participate in the Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA) program to make the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program available to their tenants.
Once an eligible family is selected to participate in the Family Self-Sufficiency program, the PHA, and the head of each participating family execute a FSS Contract of Participation that specifies the rights and responsibilities of both parties.
The FSS contract incorporates the family’s individual training and services plan (ITSP). The ITSP is the document that records the families plan for the program including, but not limited to their intermediate and long-term goals and steps the family needs to take – and the services and resources they may need to access – to achieve those goals.
The program will be administered by the Public Housing Agencies (PHAs). 1*14*18.