The Housing Authority of Covington, KY began its FSS Program on January 1, 2012 with the goal of assisting public housing residents to become self-sufficient, and welfare-free through full time employment. The FSS Program provides comprehensive support services that combine housing assistance with individualized community services that help families to reach their goals. This will be accomplished through education, vocational training, job readiness, financial literacy and credit repair counseling, pre-home ownership education and counseling, and life skills classes such as parenting skills, home management, early childhood development, health education, and nutrition.
As part of the FSS Program, the Housing Authority of Covington will offer financial incentives to encourage participation and enhance the participant’s ability to achieve self-sufficiency. We will establish an FSS Interest-bearing Escrow Account for each eligible participating family to off-set any increases in rent as a result of their increased income due to employment, in accordance with HUD guidelines.