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Policy Briefs on HUD’s Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program

Jeffrey Lubell and Hannah Thomas (Abt Global)


November 10, 2021

These briefs explore the policy implications of Abt’s evaluations of Compass Working Capital’s financial capability model of the Family Self-Sufficiency program:

Unlocking the Potential of HUD’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program to Expand Financial Coaching and Asset-Building Opportunities for Households with Low Incomes. This policy brief reviews options for expanding enrollment in HUD’s Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program and increasing the emphasis within FSS on financial coaching and enhancing participants’ financial capability.

Policy Brief - June 2019

Implications for Policy and Practice of New Research on an Asset-Building Model for FSS. This paper explores the implications of Abt’s 2017 Compass FSS evaluation to inform the broader debate about how to help residents of subsidized housing increase their earnings and build assets and financial capability.

Policy Brief - April 2018