Becoming Self-Sufficient Programs

Self-Sufficiency Program for Northeast Michigan Families

Alcona | Alpena | Arenac | Cheboygan | Crawford | Iosco | Montmorency | Ogemaw | Oscoda | Otsego | Presque Isle

Family Self-Sufficiency

The Family Self-Sufficiency Program provides case management to participating families through a coordination of local, community-based resources that promote economic independence. The program goals are to help families maintain employment, become self-sufficient, move off assistance and move into home ownership. Through this process, participants work to increase their family income and lead to higher rent payments. In turn, the difference between rent amounts is deposited into an escrow account. Upon successful completion of the program, participants can use their escrow account funds for homeownership down payment assistance, debt relief, vehicle purchase or educational expenses.

NEMCSA operates the FSS program in conjunction with MSHDA for up to 33 eligible Housing Choice Rental Voucher holders in the following twelve counties: Alcona, Alpena, Arenac, Cheboygan, Crawford, Iosco, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle and Roscommon.

For more information, please contact our Financial Coach at 989-358-4634.