Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) Program Management – #200.4



A two-day class on the development and management of a Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program including exam. Participants will learn about regulatory documents, best practices, and how to administer a successful FSS program. Elective class for Public Housing and HCV certification programs.


  • History and Background
  • Mandatory versus Voluntary Program Requirements
  • Action Plan
    • Requirements
    • Optional Additional Information
  • Program Coordinating Committee (PCC)
    • Requirements
    • Resources
    • Partners
    • Responsibilities
  • FSS Recruitment
    • Selection Preferences
    • Non-preferential Selection Systems
  • Contract of Participation (COP)
    • Individual Training and Services Plan (ITSP)
    • Completion of the COP
    • Termination of the COP
  • FSS Escrow
    • Definition
    • Calculating Escrow
    • Disbursement
    • Forfeiture
  • PIC and SEMAP
  • FSS and VASH
  • FSS and Homeownership
  • Service Coordination
  • Exam


DEANA BROUSSARD is currently the Homeownership and Family Self Sufficiency Manager for Fort Worth Housing Solutions (FWHS), a position she has held since 2006. Deana has coordinated self-sufficiency activities that fostered successful partnerships with many community organizations. Under her management, she has assisted countless families to become self-sufficient through the FSS program. She has formed successful partnerships with agencies such as Country Wide Financial, Bank of America and Wells Fargo resulting in FWHS families having access to over $120,000.00 in grant funds for homeownership. She has served as an FSS trainer/presenter at Texas Housing Association conferences throughout Texas. Deana received a Bachelor’s Degree from Oklahoma State University and holds certifications from Nan McKay and Associates, Inc. in administering housing programs. She also holds licensure in the Real Estate industry. Deana joined the THA training team in 2014.