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Housing & Community Development

​Family Self-Sufficiency & Welfare-to-Work

What is Family Self-Sufficiency?
Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) is a voluntary program that provides Housing Choice Voucher participants the opportunity to achieve economic independence over a five-year period. This is achieved through the close assistance of a case manager who supports, monitors and refers FSS families to public and private resources in the community. Please note that the Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list is now closed indefinitely, and is not accepting applications at the present time.
What is the Welfare-to-Work Program?
Federal and state welfare reform efforts created a second program, the Welfare-to-Work (WTW) Program. This program has a four-year contractual period for families with the desire to become welfare-free. The federal government issued 450 Housing Choice Vouchers to Prince William County to be used exclusively for families currently on public assistance.




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