2020 Conference Agenda

We're thrilled to share the final schedule for the 5th annual National FSS Conference.

Please note, due to our virtual format, all sessions will take place in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). 

Event Schedule:

Tuesday, October 20th:
Sessions, Workshops & Networking - 11:30am-5:15pm (EDT)

Wednesday, October 21st: 
Sessions, Workshops & Networking - 11:30am-5:30pm (EDT)

Thursday, October 22nd:
Sessions, Workshops, & HUD Office Hours - 11:30am-3:30pm (EDT)


To view more information about each session, click on a title below.


October 20

Welcome & Plenary Session

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Introduction to the Family Self-Sufficiency Program (Optional, Pre-Conference)

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Opening Remarks

Health & Wealth: Understanding the Connection and Confronting the Inequities

Breakout Sessions

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM EDT

Expanding the Scope and Impact of FSS to Multifamily Housing: Perspectives from Early Adopters

Money Values: Understanding How Our Experiences and Personal Values Impact FSS Participants

3:30 PM - 4:15 PM EDT

Helping Residents Thrive in FSS: Lessons From New Research in the Field

Budgeting & Savings 101

4:30 PM - 5:15 PM EDT

Virtual Networking, Part I (Optional)

October 21

Opening & Keynote Presentation

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM EDT

Virtual Networking, Part II (Optional)

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Keynote Presentation with Isabel Wilkerson, Author of The Warmth of Other Suns & Caste

Spotlight on Innovation

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Providing Direct Cash Assistance to Families: Perspectives from Policy & Practice

Breakout Sessions

3:45 PM - 4:30 PM EDT

Finding a Story in Data: From Numbers to Narrative

Listening to the Voices That Matter Most: Integrating FSS Participant Perspectives into Program Delivery

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM EDT

Credit Building in Affordable Housing: Best Practices from the Field

Taking a Trauma-Informed Approach in Your FSS Program

October 22

Plenary Session

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Updates from the Department of Housing & Urban Development

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

The Power of Stories: Impacting People, Programs, and Policy

Spotlight on Innovation

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Spotlight on Innovation: Strengthening Our Capabilities to Deliver Services Remotely

Breakout Sessions

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Office Hours with the Department of Housing & Urban Development

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM EDT

Closing Remarks