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Two Dothan Housing Residents Graduate from the FSS Program


FSS Graduates and Dothan Housing team members pose for a picture.


The Road to Family Self-Sufficiency


Two Dothan Housing Residents Graduate from the FSS Program


May 04, 2022--- Dothan Housing's CEO and President, Mr. Samuel Crawford, is proud to announce two initial graduates from their Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. The two graduates, residents of Dothan Housing, participated in the program and received their certificate of completion as well as substantial pay-outs totaling bore than $30,000.00 from their ESCROW accounts on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at 5:30 pm within the Our Community Housing and Enrichment Center (OCHEC) Auditorium formerly known as Montana Street School.

The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program exists to help families improve their long-term financial goals. Families that meet established goals will have the opportunity to save thousands of dollars, obtain employment, attend credit classes, and own their own homes. This program is made possible by managing the Building Opportunities towards Self-Sufficiency 501 (c) (3), an extension of Dothan Housing, and incredible community partners. SmartBank Regional President Jeff Williams and Desmond Douglas, a notable financial advisor with Edward Jones, presented the graduates with encouraging words, money management tips, and SmartBank gift cards. The ceremony ended enthusiastically with keynote speaker, Dothan Housing COO and Senior VP, Dr. Michael C. Threatt.  

Dothan Housing is committed to developing a higher standard of excellence in residential care. This new standard of excellence consists of continuing best practices as affiliates of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and assisting all residents and clients in their efforts to chase better.  Dedicated staff such as Resident Services Manager Samiyah Craddock and Resident Services Manager Tera S. Wells are essential to maintaining program credibility and creating avenues of long-term self-sufficiency.

To learn more about the Family Self-Sufficiency program or become a strategic community partner with Dothan Housing, don't hesitate to contact Leah Gunn, Community Relations Manager, via email at