Family Self-Sufficiency Program
The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program is a voluntary program designed to assist families in becoming economically independent. With support from local partnerships, FSS combines case management, education, job training, ongoing support, and financial incentives.
The FSS program will help you identify and reach specific goals which may include: furthering your education, obtaining a new job, starting a business, or becoming a homeowner.
One of the most important benefits of the FSS program is the escrow (savings) account. As you work towards your goals and your rent increases due to earned income, a portion of this increase is deposited into your account each month by the housing authority. This account continues to grow and is yours to use upon successful graduation from the program.
The amount of money earned in the escrow account depends on your commitment and how much your earned income has increased. Recent FSS graduate accounts have exceeded $15,000 and have been used towards purchasing a home.
All public housing residents are eligible to apply. The main requirements are a desire to become self sufficient and a commitment to the steps necessary to make it happen.
For more information, please contact:
Ysabel Rowley (716)434-0001 ext. 207
Recent FSS Graduates:
Talluah W. Wayne E. Melinda G. (right) with FSS Coordinator Ysabel Rowley
Jr. Police Academy Program
For over twenty years the City of Lockport Housing Authority has partnered with the City of Lockport Police Department and Youth and Recreation Department to offer a Jr. Police Academy Program. This week long summer program introduces young participants to police procedures and objectives in a non-threatening environment and helps build personal relationships with local law-enforcement personnel.
Instructors are actual Lockport Police Officers who work with the youth on physical fitness, role playing real life situations, using radar guns in police vehicles and the camp also includes demonstrations from other law enforcement agencies. The camp closes with a day trip to a local amusement park.
The camp is open to residents between the ages of 6 – 13 and space is limited. Applications usually are available in the Spring and the program is contingent on receiving available funding.
For more information, please call (716) 434-0001.
Lockport Junior Police Academy Honors Graduates