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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 2024 Virtual Financial Literacy Workshops

Workshop Topic Presented By Language Date & Time
Mobile Banking VCCU  English Only May 21st at 6pm
Homeownership VCCU  English Only June 18th at 6pm
Making Budgets Work VCCU Spanish Only July 23rd at 6pm
Retirement VCCU  English Only August 20th at 6pm
Credit VCCU  Spanish Only September 17th at 6pm
Budgeting/Savings VCCU  English Only October 8th at 6pm
Identity Theft VCCU Spanish Only October 22nd at 6pm
Identity Theft VCCU  English Only November 19th at 6pm
Buying a Car VCCU  English Only December 10th 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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