Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS)

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 up to $4,000 as a low-interest loan.

For more information, call 1-800-439-7247, ext. 9404 or email

If interested, please fill out our Online FSS Application: Rent Savings Account.

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, please click the Voucher Homeownership Option below.

For more information about using your voucher for homeownership, please call 1-800-439-7247, ext. 9404 or e-mail

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