Glassboro Housing Authority --- $30,835
The Glassboro HA presently administers a FSS program of 27 Section 8 families. Presently 24 families are participating. Three families are pending contract sign-up. The GHA plans to coordinate services with both public and private resources providing both education and training to enable families to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency through the FSS Program. The GHA will recruit resident families and conduct needs assessments to ensure that families receive all of the possible resources necessary to succeed. These services have been conducted since the beginning of the program and will continue for the upcoming funded year. Participants are recruited through letters, home visits and Section 8 orientation meetings. The FSS Coordinator recruits families for participation in the program, then as case manager provides each family will a personalized needs assessment, setting both long and short term goals; developing a FSS contract, and working with the family to implement the plan. Employment and educational opportunities are researched and provided to each participant family to assist them with reaching their goals and fulfilling their contracts. The Coordinator also manages the escrow accounts for the participants.
Paterson DCD Housing Authority --- $28,840
The Paterson DCD currently has 71 families participating in the FSS Program. After the setting of short and long term goals, developing the FSS contract and plan of action is the next step. The next focus is working with the families to implement their respective Action Plans. Client participation is generated through caseworker referrals and fliers mailed to all Section 8 participants. The grant-funded coordinator monitors progress or program participants including counseling and providing support during the entire period of their contract. The FSS Program Coordinating Committee has been formed with the appropriate public/social service agencies/organizations and private businesses to determine the most appropriate agencies to provide services to a family member participating in the FSS Program.
Jersey City Housing Authority --- $46,200
The Jersey City Housing Authority currently has 153 families participating in the FSS Program. The FSS Program is intended to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance with public and private resources to enable participating families to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency. The FSS Coordinator performs work involved in the operations of social service programs administered by the Self-Sufficiency Programs Division, gathers and records significant, social, financial and pertinent information about their clients and/or implements selected aspects of the program; monitors family compliance with the FSS contract in a social worker capacity.