FSS Program

What is the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program?

The Family Self-Sufficiency Program is a voluntary program that helps Section 8 families achieve  economic independence .

The main goal of the program is to help families get good jobs and earn enough money so they do not need public cash assistance. Families get education, job training, and other services.

The Madison County Housing Authority (MCHA) works with welfare agencies, schools, businesses, and other local partners to develop a comprehensive program to give participating FSS family members the skills and experience to enable them to obtain employment that pays a living wage .

If the family’s income and rent share go up during the program, the MCHA puts money in a special FSS escrow account . The family gets the money when they finish the program.

Learn more about the FSS Program 

How do I Apply?

For more information about the Family Self Sufficiency Program, please contact or visit us at:

Madison County Housing Authority (MCHA)
2 Eastport Plaza Drive
Collinsville, IL 62234

Phone: (618) 345-5142
Fax: (618) 345-5148
Email: info@mchail.org

Madison County Housing Authority

Central Office

2 Eastport Plaza Drive
Collinsville, IL 62234

Phone: (618) 345-5142


Monday:  8am to 4:30pm

Tuesday:  8am to 4:30pm

Wednesday:  8am to 4:30pm

Thursday:  8am to 4:30pm

Friday: Closed to the Public