Consulting Report. Geneva Housing authority family self-sufficiency program. Amy Pinder Sarah Gummoe Cassandra Kounas Tatiana Polanco. What is the Family-Self Sufficiency Program?. Run by the Geneva Housing Authority Participation optional Service for low-income families
Geneva Housing authority
family self-sufficiency program
Why are participation rates low?
What can GHA do to recruit eligible families?
Family Self-Sufficiency Participation Rates
Capital and Labor Force Activity of Its Tenants?
(David Reingold, Gregg Van Ryzin, & Michelle Ronda)
b) How long have you been participating?
c) Do you know anyone who is in/has been enrolled in the program?
a) Do you currently have a personal savings account?
1) Do you add to your savings account regularly?
b) If not, are you interested in starting and building a savings account? (If not, why not?)
The majority of respondents were not aware of the FSS program
Respondents misunderstood program components
Section 8 enrollment process overwhelms eligible FSS adults
General lack of clarity about program and how to get information about it
More personal contact between families and GHA
Hire case managers (ideally multi-lingual)
Program graduates as mentors to new members
Individualized support in identifying and achieving goals
Job counseling and training
BETTER ACCESS TO INFORMATION
Update website with user-friendly language and multi lingual options
Generate promotional materials that target a broader age spectrum