Family Self-Sufficiency Program

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program is a voluntary program designed to teach families how to utilize community resources in order to achieve independence and self-sufficiency through education and job training. All Public Housing residents and Housing Choice Voucher recipients are eligible to participate in the FSS program. Contact Lindsay Wilken for more information! 

Benefits of the program

  • Greater earning potential through education and training
  • Economic Independence
  • Access to community supportive services
  • Escrow funds to help with the achievement of goals

Housing Counseling

The Menard County Housing Authority serves as a HUD Approved Housing Counseling Agency. We offer pre and post purchase counseling, credit and budget assistance, credit reports, mortgage delinquency, renter’s assistance, fair housing assistance, Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) counseling, loss mitigation and relocation assistance.


All credit and budgeting services and loss mitigation are free of charge while other services may cost a nominal fee. Please contact Anne Smith OR Melissa Groh at ext 130 for assistance. Additional Contact Information