Interested parties will need to fill out a FSS application, a Personal Statement and obtain a Letter of Recommendation from a professional who has known the applicant for 6 months and can address their strengths. 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 may 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 participation or housing eligibility.
The FSS program is not an emergency housing program and placement on the waitlist may last up to one year or longer.
To participate in Boulder County’s Family Self-Sufficiency program, please fill out this application.
The FSS monthly check in is done for those individuals who have their name on the FSS waitlist. This was created because the FSS case managers had discovered that individuals being on the waitlist for a long period of time may result in feeling disconnected from the FSS program even though they are not “officially” in the FSS program. Doing a monthly check in allows FSS case managers the opportunity to see how the applicants on the FSS waitlist are doing in terms of employment and/or school and providing resources to them when needed. The expectation is that individuals are making some progress, however small, while they are on the FSS waitlist.
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.