Family Self Sufficiency

What is it?

A program established by the Melrose Housing Authority to promote economic self-sufficiency among residents.


To empower people to take control of their lives by becoming independent, productive members of the community. Family Self-Sufficiency does not simply attack the symptoms of poverty; it tackles dependency on all fronts and replaces powerlessness with the opportunity for a better future. The goal is to assist families in becoming and remaining independent of government assistance.

How can this program help?

  • Earn your GED
  • Earn an Associate and/or Bachelor degree
  • Obtain a job
  • Obtain a better job
  • Learn necessary job skills
  • Own your own business
  • Own your own home
  • Establish an escrow account