Family Investment Center
The Kings County Housing Authority operates
a computer learning center in Sunnyside Village.
Sunnyside Village, Sycamore Court, Valley
View Village residents, and Family Self-Sufficiency
families are welcome to use the computers
and take classes at no charge.
- Learn computer skills and become more
- Educational games are available for young
- Do research for school assignments
- Prepare resumes
- Get Community Service credit
- Have fun!
Family Self-Sufficiency Program
Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) is a program
designed to help Section 8 participants become
independent of public assistance. A custom-tailored
Individual Service Plan is created for each
participant with the goal of achieving self-sufficiency
within five years.
Benefits of FSS:
- The Family Services Coordinator helps
the families identify obstacles to success
as lack of education, job training, transportation,
and child care.
- With the support of local
agencies, FSS participants receive
education, job training,
job search assistance, and assistance
with developing job skills.
savings accounts are established
for families who succeed in finding employment.
As the earned income and rents for these
families increase, money is deposited
by the Housing Authority into the accounts.
Upon successful completion of the program,
the family receives all of the money,
may total several thousand dollars!
families become self-sufficient, housing
subsidies become available for other
families in need.
- FSS participants who
become tax paying citizens
reduce the tax burdens on society.
Public Housing residents are encouraged
to contribute to the planning and decision
making processes in order to make their neighborhoods
better places to live. Residents may become
involved in the following ways:
- Resident Council - Examples
of resident council activities include
watch activities, sponsoring youth sports,
and communicating with Housing Authority
management about tenants' issues and
- Resident Advisory Board -
This board establishes the long range goals
of the agency and determines
the policies and methods that will be
to achieve the goals. The Resident Advisory
Board formulates the Housing Authority's
Five Year and Annual Plans.
- Board of Commissioners -
The Kings County Board of Supervisors,
along with two resident
representatives, sit as the agency's
Board of Commissioners. The Board reviews
operations of the agency, sets policies,
and sits as
a personnel appeals committee.
- Public Meetings - Public meetings are periodically held
to get resident feedback on proposed
policies and planned physical improvements
within the developments.