Bridging the Opportunity Divide

Is This Idea the Answer to Poor Americans’ Housing Problems?

December 21, 2013
by
Menu
Is This Idea the Answer to Poor Americans’ Housing Problems?
Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Why it's time to look beyond people's immediate needs.

A budding “Family Self Sufficiency” program could be the solution to one of the greatest issues facing low-income Americans: housing. Rather than only focusing on the immediate needs of families like most rental assistance programs, the FSS improves the economic prospects of participants by helping them save money. The under-the-radar program already has some inspirational success stories.

Comments