Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program


When you have a Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) through New Hampshire Housing, you may also participate in our Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) if the head of household is able and willing to work, at least part time.

The FSS Program offers:

  • Employment and financial coaching  
  • An FSS escrow savings account that grows as your portion of the rent increases because your household income increases. Savings average around $4,500.
  • A small loan and grant program to help overcome barriers to employment – up to $1,500 in grant funds and $4,000 as a low-interest loan.

Call 1-800-439-7247, ext. 9297 to speak with Nicole Bingham or email for more information about the FSS Program. 

HCV Homeownership Education & Counseling

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own home? You may be able to use your Housing Choice Voucher for assistance paying your mortgage instead of rent. To see if you qualify review the Voucher Homeownership Option (English / Spanish).

Call 1-800-439-7247, ext. 9404 for Patti Williford or e-mail for more information about using your voucher for homeownership.


Other Resources

For additional information, you may also view the following documents, Facebook page and websites:

FSS Information Sheet

FSS Application (fillable)

- Voucher Homeownership Option 

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