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Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS)

Self-Sufficiency2The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program is designed to assist families and individuals to become financially independent.  Participation in the program in voluntary and requires a personal commitment by each individual.  In exchange, you will receive case management services and the opportunity to establish an escrow savings account.  The FSS Program is about five (5) years in length and upon successful completion you can walk out with a check in the amount of the escrow savings account balance!  

Who is Eligible?
Anyone currently participating in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program or living in a Public Housing development owned or managed by the Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura (HACSB), who has career/employment goals and wishes to achieve financial independence.  

If you have questions, require additional information, or want to apply to self-sufficiency programs, please contact:

Maegen Laidlaw
Family Self-Sufficiency Program Coordinator
(805) 673-3611

Upcoming 2023 Virtual Financial Literacy Workshops

Workshop Topic Presented By Language Date & Time
Homebuyer MB&T English with Spanish translation May 23rd at 6pm
Smart Budgeting
(Teen/Young Adults)

VCCU English Only June 27th at 6pm
Credit MB&T English with Spanish translation July 18th at 6pm
Hacer que los presupuestos funcionen

VCCU Spanish Only July 25th at 6pm

VCCU English Only August 29th at 6pm
Investing MB&T English with Spanish translation September 27th at 6pm
Compra de un vehiculo

VCCU Spanish Only October 17th at 6pm
Buying a Car

VCCU English Only October 24th at 6pm
Identity Theft

VCCU English Only November 14th at 6pm
Budgeting and Savings

VCCU English Only December 12th at 6pm

All workshops are held through Zoom. To RSVP for workshops or more information, contact the FSS Coordinator.

You can find additional resources in the FSS tab and the Additional Resources tab at the bottom of this page.
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