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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Housing Supports and Self-Sufficiency


Family Self-Sufficiency

Family Self- Sufficiency empowers individuals to take control of their lives so they may become independent, productive members of their community.

Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) offers comprehensive case management and supportive services to assist families in reaching their personal, and professional self-sufficiency goals. FSS Case Managers help participants develop career plans, reach family goals, and obtain services with the goal of achieving economic self-sufficiency.  FSS participants may receive services for up to five years.


 To be eligible for Family Self-Sufficiency one must either: 

  • Have a projected yearly income at or below the income guidelines for their family size
  • Live in DuPage County
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have at least one child below age 18 living in the household
  • Hold a Housing Choice Voucher from the DuPage Housing Authority
  • Reside in an eligible area
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be listed as head of household for purposes of income eligibility or rent

    Family Self-Sufficiency may also be offered to DuPage County Community Services clients actively engaged in a housing stability plan and demonstrate grant eligibility on entry (eligibility varies by grant).

Income Guidelines

Household SizeIncome
8 or more$52,150


Contact Client Services at 630-407-6500 or 1-800-942-9412 or email