Family Self-Sufficiency Frequently Asked Questions

I applied, now what?

  • Once an application is received, the applicant will be contacted to schedule an initial interview.
  • Following the interview, applicants will be asked to complete specific, personalized tasks related to goal achievement.
  • Applicants will then 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 case manager and will begin the program.


Would I have to leave my own house, apartment to be in the FSS program?

Yes, you would have to move into a designated FSS apartment unless you have a Boulder County Housing Authority (BCHA)Section 8 Voucher. There are apartments that are designated specifically for FSS families to live in during the 5 years they are participating in the FSS program. These units are located in Longmont, Boulder, Lafayette and Louisville. Once you are in the apartment you would pay 30% of your income towards rent.


Does the FSS program pay for my schooling or child care cost while I work?

No, the FSS program doesn’t assist participants with their schooling or child care cost for work or school. FSS participants who attend school utilize Pell Grants, Student Loans or work part-time. For FSS participants that need help with child care they are directed towards the Colorado Childcare Assistance Program (CCAP) which provides financial assistance to low-income families who are in need of child care services. These families must be working, in school, searching for employment or in training, and enrolled in the Colorado Works Program


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