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Family Self-Sufficiency

What is Family Self-Sufficiency?

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


Our mission is 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 Learn necessary job skills
Earn an Associate and/or Bachelor degree Job placement opportunities
Educational workshops and seminars Apprenticeship
Obtain a job or a better job Own your own home
Own your own business Establish an escrow account

Five-Years Five-Phases Toward Family Self-Sufficiency:

Phase I – Personal Development & Assessment
Skill building – Self Esteem Development – Assessment – Exploration of Career and Educational Interests
Phase II – Development of Individual Action Plan
Negotiation of Action Plan – Determination of Self Sufficiency Goal – Activities & Milestones Developed Toward Accomplishing Goals – Identified Barriers and Desired Outcomes – Continuous Follow-up and Referral
Phase III – Maintenance of Effort
Milestone Monitoring – Stabilization of Families – Ongoing Support & Reevaluation of Goals
Phase IV – Transition
Focus on Move From Welfare Assistance to INDEPENDENCE
Phase V – Follow Up
Track Participants After They Have Completed the Family Self Sufficiency Program


Family Self-Sufficiency Interest Form
Family Self-Sufficiency Brochure

Program Coordinating Committee meets quarterly at:

Frank Campbell Community Center, 312 S. Merriman, Peoria, IL 61605 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The scheduled meetings for 2019 are as follows:

March 28, June 27, September 26 & December 26