Marion County Housing Authority recently recognized Candis Pressley for her graduation from the Family Self Sufficiency Program. Candis received a check in the amount of $19,322.98 from the proceeds from her escrow account.
Candis worked steadily to increase her employment since enrolling in the program in 2018. She earned her GED and successfully graduated with an associate degree in network administration along with a certificate for CISCO Engineering. She accomplished all of this while raising her two sons.
The Family Self Sufficiency Program promotes the development of local strategies to coordinate public and private resources that help Housing Choice Voucher program participants obtain employment that will enable participating families to achieve economic independence and reduce dependence on welfare assistance and rental subsidies.
The Marion County FSS Coordinator builds partnerships with employers and service providers in the community to help participants obtain jobs and services. These services may include childcare, transportation, basic adult education, job training, employment counseling, substance/alcohol abuse treatment, financial empowerment coaching, asset-building strategies, household skill training, homeownership counseling, and more.
For more information about the Marion County Housing Authority’s FSS Program visit their website at www.mchahomes.org or call Missy Fulton, FSS Coordinator, at 618-532-1894
Pictured above, (L to R): Marva Bledsoe, Commissioner; Cheryl Eyre, Commissioner); Candis Presley; Nancy Lackey, Commissioner; Kelly Tinsley (Executive Director)