Family Self-Sufficiency

Helping families build towards lasting financial stability.

Starting July 2022, One Family is providing self-sufficiency coaching to families with Section 8 housing choice vouchers across the Metro Boston region. Please stay tuned for more information, coming soon to this webpage!

Intro to One Family's FSS Program

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Starting in July 2022, One Family will be partnering with Metro Housing Boston to deliver self-sufficiency coaching to households in their Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program.

 

If you are a current FSS participant through Metro Housing Boston, please see below for some information about what the transition will look like:

 

  • Nothing is changing about your FSS escrow account, time left in the program, or your enrollment in FSS. Please see the FAQs below for more details.
     

  • You will no longer be working with your financial coach from Compass Working Capital after August 31, 2022. Compass may still provide support to clients graduating through the end of 2022, but all other clients will be transitioned to their Coach at One Family as of September 1, 2022.
     

  • We will be hosting a series of virtual “open houses” to introduce FSS participants to the One Family team, talk about the transition, and answer any questions you may have. Please join us on:
     

    • Monday, July 11, 2022 at 7:30 pm,

    • Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 9:00 am, or

    • Thursday, July 28, 2022 at noon.

  • In the next few weeks, your new Coach from One Family will reach out to you with a personal introduction and to schedule a time to meet and continue your journey in the FSS program.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: How does this affect my participation in the FSS Program?

A: Nothing will change with your FSS escrow account, how much time you have left in the program, or your enrollment in FSS. The only thing that will change is that instead of working with a Compass Financial Coach you will work with a Coach from One Family.

 

Q: When does this change happen?

A: You will continue to work with your Compass Financial Coach through August 31, 2022. After that, you will be working with your Coach from One Family. In the meantime, your new Coach from One Family will reach out with an introduction and to set up a time to connect.

 

Q: Who is One Family and what do they do?

A: One Family is a Boston-based nonprofit that works to prevent family homelessness and break the cycle of poverty across Massachusetts. Our programs help parents with low incomes identify and pursue education and career goals, so that they can increase their incomes and achieve long-term financial and housing security. Please explore this website to learn more about our other programs!

 

Q: Where can I learn more?

A: We invite you to join us for a virtual “open house” where we will introduce the One Family team, talk about the transition, and answer any questions you may have. The open houses will be held on:
 

  • Monday, July 11, 2022 at 7:30 pm,

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at 9:00 am, or

  • Thursday, July 28, 2022 at noon.
     

To RSVP to one of these events, email Hibo Hussein at hhussein@onefamilyinc.org.

 

Q: I have a current interim withdrawal or graduation request in process. How does this change affect that?

A: Nothing should change regarding those requests.

 

Q: I have more questions. Who should I reach out to?

A: For questions about the FSS program you can reach out to Marie Joseph at Metro Housing Boston at Marie.Joseph@metrohousingboston.org or 617-425-6611.

For questions about One Family’s coaching services you can reach out to Hibo Hussein at hhussein@onefamilyinc.org.