Family Self-Sufficiency

This is a 5-year academic, employment and savings incentive program designed to help low income families gain education and career skills to move toward self-sufficiency. Through case management, the program provides life-skills guidance and linkages to network service providers.


Low-income single-parent and two-parent families of Boulder County.

Income Limits:

Varies depending on family size. The total household income must be at or below 80% of area median income.

If you have questions about a family that you are working with and if they qualify for a unit please contact Katie Frye at 303-441-3923 or or Ann Harris at 303-441-4853 or

Those eligible to apply are:

  • Low income families, single parents & adults who are motivated to pursue additional education & job training with the goal of moving toward self-sufficiency
  • Willing to meet regularly with a FSS case manager to work toward long and short term educational and career goals
  • Committed to improving the family’s financial situation through dedication and hard work
  • Applicants who currently do not have Section 8 housing assistance, or who have a Section 8 voucher with Boulder County Housing Authority
  • Eligible for housing assistance

To apply for FSS, please complete the application or aplicacion and submit it by fax, email or mail. 

Fax: 303-441-4852


Mail: Family Self-Sufficiency
2685-A Mapleton Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304

Incomplete applications will not be accepted.  Once an application is received, the applicant will be contacted to schedule an initial interview.  Following the initial interview, applicants will be asked to complete specific, personalized tasks related to goal achievement.  After completion of those tasks, applicants will be placed on the FSS waitlist.  Placement on the waitlist does not guarantee FSS approval or housing eligibility.  When the applicant’s name reaches the top of the waitlist and moves into a FSS housing unit, the applicant will be assigned a FSS case manager and will begin FSS participation.

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