The Family Self-Sufficiency Program
Move towards your goals with PATHWorks!
The PATHWorks program is available to participants of the HUD Housing Choice Voucher program. It is a support program aimed at helping participants to increase earned income and financial literacy, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward economic independence and self-sufficiency. The program provides qualified participants with access to one-on-one coaching sessions to help them move toward their goals including employment, education, home ownership, small business development, health, and more. Participants also have the opportunity to earn escrow savings, start a matched savings account (Valley Individual Development Account) and access other tools for success.
What is an escrow savings account, and how does it work?
While on the Housing Choice Voucher program, as your earned income increases, the portion of rent that you pay to your landlord increases. As a participant on the PATHWorks program, you have a portion of that increased cost placed into an escrow savings account monthly. This money is set aside for you to use when you graduate from the program. To find out more about this financial incentive contact one of our Family Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinators!
Did you know your voucher can be applied towards a home mortgage?
Owning a home creates a safe place for you and your family, stability for kids to thrive, and a base for building wealth for generations to come. Ask about how to use your voucher towards a mortgage instead of rent. You must be a PATHWorks participant to participate in the homeownership program.
Considering homeownership? Review the Homeownership Eligibility Requirements and then contact one of our Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinators listed below for further information.
- HO Eligibility Requirements
- Eligibility Assessment
- Steps to Homeownership
- Statement of Obligations
- First-time Homeowner Default Certificate
- Authorization to Release Information
- Addendum to Purchase Agreement
- Action Plan
- CORHA Housing Inspection Requirements
- VIDA Overview
STEPS To Economic and Personal Success
S.T.E.P.S. is designed to help you build an understanding of how your mind works, and how you can control the way you think to achieve success. Join the millions of people around the world who have discovered that the path to true success lies in his or her own thinking. By implementing the tools and techniques learned in the S.T.E.P.S. program, participants emerge with heightened self-confidence, improved self-motivation, and increased determination. The program is available to PATHWorks participants. For more information, contact one of the Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinators.
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Contact One of Our Family Self-Sufficiency Coaches
Andy Hall, Family Self-Sufficiency Program Manager
Vanessa Casaubon, Family Self-Sufficiency Coordinator
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