Appleton Housing Authority Hires New Family Support Specialist

Published Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Appleton Housing Authority (AHA) is pleased to welcome Cassie Kafczynski as its new Family Support Specialist for its Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program.

In her new role, Kafczynski is responsible for mentoring families participating in the AHA’s Housing Choice Voucher Program who have the desire to become independent of all subsidies. Kafczynski will work with clients to develop realistic goals as well as coordinate supportive service resources with other agencies to help eliminate any barriers clients may have to obtaining an education, employment or childcare.  Her additional responsibilities include the ongoing property management of scattered site tenants residing in AHA public housing units.

A graduate of Northern Michigan University, Kafczynski holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. She brings one year of experience working with Housing Choice Voucher and Family Self-Sufficiency programs and more than two years of experience serving individuals and families in need of housing assistance to her new position.

The AHA is the largest provider of affordable housing options in the Appleton area, serving over 900 families per month.  The agency has operated rental housing, homeownership and family self-sufficiency programs along with other key housing-related programs in the Appleton community for over 49 years.     

The AHA’s non-profit Neighborhood Housing, Inc. (NHI) organization is committed to affordable housing and the self-sufficiency of families, elderly, veterans and disabled individuals in the Fox Cities. NHI’s successful partnership with the Appleton Area School District (AASD), annually brings students from Appleton East, North and West High Schools together to build a new, affordable home for area families in need of an affordable residence. For more information about the AHA’s history, mission and programs, visit www.appletonhousing.org.      

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