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Family Self Sufficiency Program

The Family Self Sufficiency Program provides residents of the Greenwich Housing Authority or Charter Oak Communities the tools they need to attain economic self sufficiency.  The program offers individualized support including vocational counseling, goal planning, job and life skills training and family counseling aimed at helping participants become economically independent.   

We work with partner agencies in the area to identify potential employment, education, homeownership, childcare, transportation and self-improvement opportunities for participating families.  Free computer training courses are also offered.

To further encourage self-sufficiency and financial development, the Greenwich Housing Authority and Charter Oak Communities have both established special escrow savings accounts for the program’s participants.  Rather experiencing a rent increase as their income improves, participants are eligible to contribute the escrow account.   All funds saved into these accounts are available to residents for any self-sufficiency related expenses at the conclusion of the five-year program.

 

For more information, contact Samuel Ambroise at 203-324-3167.