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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 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/Affordable 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
mlaidlaw@hacityventura.org


Upcoming 2022 Financial Literacy Workshops
*All workshops are currently being held virtually.

Workshop Topic Presented By Date & Time
Savings & Investing Montecito Bank & Trust September 29th at 6pm


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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