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Family Self Sufficiency Act Passed in the House

Tuesday, January 23, 2018  
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On January 16, the House of Representatives passed the “Family Self Sufficiency Act” (HR 4258) under a “suspension of the rules,” a designation intended to speed passage of noncontroversial bills.

The bill was introduced by Representatives Sean Duffy (R-WI) and Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO). It permanently reauthorizes the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program, combines the FSS programs for Housing Choice Vouchers and public housing (which are currently run separately), and expands eligibility to include families in privately owned properties subsidized with HUD project-based rental assistance. The program would also offer new services for financial literacy and educational attainment.

The bill will now move to the Senate.

Read more about the House bill