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Get back on track with your educational and employment goals! The ReStart Program helps families with Housing Choice Vouchers connect with education, employment and savings resources by receiving help from a ReStart coach. 


Do you want to:
  • Plan for your future?
  • Successfully support your family?
  • Work at a job that you love?
  • Start and build a savings account?


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The ReStart Program is designed to help families who have Housing Choice Vouchers connect with education, employment and savings resources that may lead to self-sufficiency by providing coaching support.



Am I Eligible

If you:
  • Have a Housing Choice Voucher
  • Want to work full-time* (at least 32 hours per week)
  • Want to invest in your future

*Persons with disabilities may apply for a reasonable accommodation to adjust the amount of hours required to work.

You may be eligible! Contact a Program Coordinator for more info today. 

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Why ReStart:

  • Opportunities for higher education and job training
  • Support of the program coordinator and coaches to help you reach your goals
  • An escrow (savings) account in your name


They pushed the ReStart button:

  • Jessica and her family wanted to become independent of the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Jessica worked with the RESTART program to meet her financial goals. As a result Jessica was able to use the $14,000 escrow check she received when she graduated from the program to purchase a home. She and her family are no longer on the Housing Choice Voucher Program.
  • Joe wanted to be able to provide better for his family. FSS helped him to save enough money to move into a better apartment and buy a car that provides safer transportation for his family.

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Contact Us

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(800) 452-4668  •  (207) 626-4600
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