CHOICES SELF SUFFICIENCY PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The Housing Commission of Anne Arundel County established the Choices Self Sufficiency Program as a result of grant monies received from Anne Arundel County in 2016.

The goal of the Choices Self Sufficiency Program is to provide very low income families assistance in becoming economically and socially self-sufficient. Families are provided intensive case management and other services such as tuition and vocational assistance, relocation guidance, and GED financial assistance. The program supports and motivates residents to increase their income and allow them the opportunity to save for homeownership opportunities or to move to market rate housing.

The program will also provide relocation services to clients by educating them about housing opportunities, alternatives, right and responsibilities. A Relocation specialist will develop a housing search plan including assessing the schooling needs of children in the family and attempting to refer families to housing in areas where needs are best met. They will make referrals to needed resources to help remove barriers to obtaining housing.

The program will be available for both the Housing Choice Voucher and Public Housing Programs.

Families will be required to sign a contract ranging from one to three years based upon their goals for self-sufficiency services. Relocation services will be provided on an as needed basis.