Resident Services Programs

Public Housing & Section 8 Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS)

The FSS program is a voluntary work-based program designed to assist families in becoming economically independent and self-sufficient. With the support of various local agencies, FSS combines focused case management, education, job training, and ongoing motivational support to aid the family in making positive changes in their lives.

Families who participate in the FSS Program have the opportunity to earn an escrow account and have assistance with: employment counseling, transportation, education, skills training, homeownership counseling, childcare assistance, financial counseling, credit repair and much more!

This program is available to anyone with a Section 8 voucher through Somerville Housing Authority, or any resident living in Federal Public Housing in Somerville.

If you live in the Mystic View Development and want to learn more, please contact Shannon at 617-625-1152 ext. 323 or shannonb@sha-web.org

If you have a Section 8 voucher and want to learn more, please contact Natasha Sierra at 617-625-1152 ext. 310 or natashas@sha-web.org

Resident Opportunity Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program

The Resident Opportunity Self-Sufficiency Program is an opportunity for Federal public housing tenants to identify appropriate resources and receive comprehensive referrals to the numerous community supports available. The experienced ROSS Coordinator will assist you with applications for childcare, benefits, citizenship, and more. The ROSS Coordinator is dedicated to advocating for you to receive the community supports needed to live your best possible life.

This program is available to any resident living in Federal Public Housing in Somerville.

If you live in the Mystic View Development and want to learn more, please contact Suze at 617-625-1152 ext. 356 or suzem@sha-web.org