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Many Welfare to Work voucher families face multiple barriers to achieving self-sufficiency. Identifying these barriers early, linking participants to services, and regular monitoring are critical to getting and keeping participants employed and, ultimately, helping them to become self-sufficient. Many participants may only need assistance with childcare and transportation. Others may be better prepared and better able to meet the expectations of the Welfare to Work Voucher program after referral to and participation in appropriate supportive service programs.

FSS Resources

 -   Family Self-Sufficiency Program Summary
 -   Family Self-Sufficiency Program FAQs
 -   Family Self-Sufficiency Program: HUD's Best Kept Secret for Promoting Employment and Asset Growth. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities report.
 -   FSS Tools and Resources from the WtW Workshop in San Francisco, CA. Contributed by Housing Authorities of the City and County of Fresno and the Housing Authority of Sacramento.
 -   Learning From Each Other Case Studies
 -   Summary of WtW Roundtable Discussions: FSS and Case Management of WtW Familes
 -   Motivating FSS Participants - Strategies Used in the State of Massachusetts (Adobe PDF, 1 page) Do you have questions or feedback regarding these strategies? If so, please email Laurie Goldman (lgoldman@mit.edu).
 -   Sample Resident Newsletter for FSS and WtW clients: Developed by CHAC, Inc. in Chicago, IL (Adobe PDF, 5 pages)

Other Supportive Services

 -   Strategies for identifying families in need
 -   Techniques for providing supportive services
 -   Funding for supportive services
 -   Using Individual Development Accounts
 -   Transportation for Welfare to Work Housing Voucher Recipients
 -   Childcare Services for WtW Housing Voucher Recipients
 -   Fact Sheet on Making Welfare Reform Work: Tips for Public Housing Agencies (Adobe PDF, 5 pages)
 -   Windows of Opportunity: Strategies to Support Low-Income Families in the Next Stage of Welfare Reform. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities report.
 -   Disability-Related Web sites
 -   Encouraging Asset Development for Low-Income Workers
 -   Online Resources
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