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Family Self Sufficiency (FSS) | Resident Services Department | LMHA

Family Self Sufficiency (FSS)

The Family Self-Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program, is a free, voluntary program available to all HCV (Section 8) and Public Housing residents wishing to achieve self-sufficiency.

Resident Assistance Watch (RAW) | Resident Services Department | LMHA

Resident Assistance Watch (RAW)

As a resident of LMHA, you are eligible to join the ranks of the Resident Assistance Watch (RAW) program. The RAW program has been instituted at our high rises for the benefit of all residents.

Boys and Girls Club of Lorain County Resident Services Department | LMHA

Boys and Girls Club

Boys & Girls Club of Lorain County has been a cornerstone of the community since opening it doors in 1999. Serving some 800 youth, Boys & Girls Clubs of Lorain County provides a safe, structured, and positive environment for young people after school and during holidays and summer vacation.

Lorain County Health & Dentistry

Lorain County Health & Dentistry, committed to respecting the dignity of every person, provides quality, comprehensive and compassionate primary health care to the people of Lorain and surrounding communities regardless of ability to pay

Day Care Services

The afterschool program offers a safe place to continue learning outside the classroom.


Participant Resource Library

Documents and forms, mailing list, schedules, etc.

What does the Resident Services Department (RSD) do?

LMHA has found that once housing needs are met, residents may have other obstacles that prevent their households from living comfortably. The Resident Services Department (RSD) was formed to assist with these issues. Whether it is developing programs for adults and children or planning a social and recreational community activity, LMHA hopes to provide assistance that will enhance the lives of our residents. This department works hand-in-hand with resident councils and local social service agencies to improve the community.

How do we do this?

Your community has a Resident Council.  It is a group of elected residents who know the needs of their buildings and wish to make a difference in their community.  RSD is the link between the residents and LMHA management, providing answers and action to solve your questions in a timely fashion.

HUD Grants are available to all housing authorities.  LMHA makes every effort to apply for various grants to provide training, self-improvement, and recreational programs for adults and children.  In collaboration with residents, RSD selects appropriate programs to enhance the lifestyle of our residents.

LMHA cannot do it alone. RSD works with local social service agencies to be informed of current issues that may affect our resident communities.  Residents also contribute their ideas, which have resulted in many changes in their community.

What’s going on in your community?

Family Developments

  • After School Tutoring Program
  • Lorain County Health and Dentistry on site
  • Summer Program
  • Girl Scouts
  • Family Focus Group
  • Child Care
  • Job Fairs
  • After School Nutrition Program
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Green Thumb Beautification Program
  • Boys & Girls Club of Lorain County
  • Boy Scouts
  • Family Self-Sufficiency Program
  • Fatherhood Initiative
  • Teen Programs
  • Food Pantries
  • Recreational Programs
  • Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB)

High Rise Developments

  • Computer Kiosk
  • Social Activities
  • Exercise Equipment Available
  • Resident Assistance Watch
  • Transportation Program (limited)
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Green Thumb Beautification Program
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Medical Screenings
  • Resident Councils
  • Group Outings (limited)
  • Recreational Programs
  • Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB)

DISCLAIMER:  Not all services are available to every development and some services are contractual. Call the Resident Services Department for more information.


Don’t know where to turn?  Give us a call:

Jani Justice, Resident Services Supervisor
(440) 288-7485
LaVonne DavisPH FSS Case Manager
(440) 288-7428