National FSS Conference

October 20-22, 2020


Compass Working Capital welcomes you to the 5th annual National FSS Conference: Harnessing the Power of FSS through People, Programs, and Policy.

This year’s conference will include three half days of community, learning, and networking all within the virtual space. In a year that has challenged our way of life and created a new normal, it is our hope that this year’s conference gives you an arsenal of best practices, innovative tactics, and personal connections 
to help you operate an effective FSS program in your community.




Explore our Virtual Event Platform!

Once you register, you will receive an invitation to access all the Conference has to offer


The National FSS Conference is made possible thanks to the support of:


Meet Our Keynote Speaker


Isabel Wilkerson
Journalist and Author

Presented By:

Meet Our Speakers

See the full list of speakers here.



Peggy Bailey
Vice President for Housing Policy
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Trevor Samios
Vice President
Winn Companies 

Anice Chenault
FSS Program Manager


Meaghan McCarthy
Vice President of Affordable Housing and Consumer Empowerment
Housing Partnership Network

Sherry Riva
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Compass Working Capital

Dwayne Keys
Coaching Manager
Compass Working Capital


Conference Sessions 'At A Glance'

Explore the complete conference agenda here.


October 20

October 21

October 22


Health & Wealth: Understanding the Connection and Confronting the Inequities 

Updates from the Department of Housing & Urban Development 

Spotlight on Innovation: Strengthening Our Capabilities to Deliver Services Remotely


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

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

The Power of Stories Through People, Programs, and Policy

Understanding the Experiences of Residents We Aren’t Reaching: Lessons from New Research

Finding a Story in Data: From Numbers to Narrative 

Office Hours with the Department of Housing & Urban Development (Optional, By Appointment)


Highlights from 2019

Our 2019 National FSS Conference was an inspiring and energizing two days! 
Access and download the 2019 event report here



Have questions about the event? Email us at [email protected]