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FSS Program Helps Owensboro Family Buy Home

For Immediate Release 

Contact:  Charla Jackson Peter

December 15, 2009

(502) 564-7630, ext. 454

FSS Program Helps Owensboro Family Buy Home

Daniel and Tonya Boehman are the proud owners of a new home through support of the Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program.  The Boehmans were recognized during a ceremony on Monday, December 14, at their home in Owensboro. 

“Graduating from the FSS Program means demonstrating a commitment to self-sufficiency,” said Davey King, director of Specialized Housing at KHC.  “We at KHC congratulate the Boehmans on their new home and the success they have achieved through the FSS Program.”

KHC’s FSS Program is a voluntary option for people who are receiving housing assistance through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program administered by KHC.  The program coordinates rental assistance and supportive services for those who are committed to reaching the goal of economic self-sufficiency.  FSS participants receive employment skills training, budget and credit counseling, money management tips, and homeownership education.

In addition to their training, most FSS participants receive money upon graduation from the program.  As a participant's income increases, their share of rent goes up and KHC's share decreases.  KHC then deposits some or all of its payment portion into a savings account for the participant.  When the participant completes the program, they are encouraged to use the money for a down payment on a home, like the Boehmans did.

For more information about the FSS Program, contact KHC’s Anne Marks, FSS administrator, toll-free in Kentucky at (800) 633-8896 or (502) 564-7630, extension 387; TTY 711; or e-mail amarks@kyhousing.org.

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