6TH BI-ANNUAL

NATIONAL FSS CONFERENCE

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Welcome!

Compass Working Capital is excited to present to you to the 6th Bi-Annual National FSS Conference: Imagining the Future of FSS.

Our National FSS Conference is designed specifically for you - FSS practitioners - to connect, learn, and grow your programs. This year's hybrid conference will equip you with an arsenal of best practices, innovative tactics, and personal connections to help you deliver an effective FSS program in your community. 

Full conference registration information is below.

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

Agenda

Day 01 • Monday, October 24, 2022

The FlexibleSelf Sufficiency Program: Using Flexible Policies to Support a High-Performing, Client-Centered FSS program

noon - 12:50 p.m.

One of the most powerful aspects of the FSS program is the flexibility that each housing provider has to design program policies that support client success. Hear from Compass’ team of Program Managers about how Compass has established client-centered policies for interim disbursements, contract extensions, graduations, and more. Understand and identify areas within your FSS program where flexibility is possible and learn about how the updated FSS regulations have created new opportunities to improve policies.

moderators:

 

  

Panelists:

  • Andria Chien, Program Manager, Compass Working Capital  
  • Lorraine Jabouin, Program Manager, Compass Working Capital 

  • Dioneiris Medrano, Program Manager, Compass Working Capital 

  • Amartya Zarate, Program Manager, Compass Working Captial 

The FlexibleSelf Sufficiency Program: Using Flexible Policies to Support a High-Performing, Client-Centered FSS program

24 October, 2022, 12:00

Incorporating Client Voices into Program Design and Delivery

noon - 12:50 p.m.

Engaging and incorporating the perspectives of your FSS participants into program design and delivery is essential to operating an effective, high-quality program. In this session, we’ll share key learnings from Compass’ Client Advisory Board, which continues to tackle new priorities. We’ll also hear more about how Compass uses client surveys throughout the client experience to learn how best to evolve our program and maintain client voices at the center of all innovation. Listen4Good, a national feedback capacity building initiative will also join and share some key principles for gathering high-quality feedback from participants. They will also share how client surveys and advisory groups can powerfully complement each other as engagement strategies.

moderators:

Sandra Suarez, Director of Special Projects, Compass Working Capital

Panelists:

Danielle Roomes, Data and Technology Associate, Compass Working Capital

Valerie Threfall, Managing Director, Listen4Good

Telesha Mervin, Founder of Emerge U, Facilitator and Motivational Speaker

Sabrina Nunez, FSS Ambassador

Valarie Ifill, FSS Ambassador

Incorporating Client Voices into Program Design and Delivery

24 October, 2022, 12:00

Introduction to the Family Self-Sufficiency Program (Optional)

9 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.

New to the FSS program? Join us for this optional introductory session to learn more about the program and build a foundation to make the most of your conference experience. We’ll cover basic rules and regulations of FSS as well as some differences between programs operated by public housing authorities and multifamily affordable housing owners.

moderators:

Edwin Santana, Director of Programs, Boston, Compass Working Capital 

Panelists:

Introduction to the Family Self-Sufficiency Program (Optional)

24 October, 2022, 09:00

Where Are We Now? Pandemic Learnings for Resident Services

10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

This session will highlight the impact of the pandemic on millions of people experiencing asset poverty. From unemployment, and inflation to the rising threat of evictions, what role can we play in ensuring a more equitable recovery? Hear from peers about best practices they have employed and other client-driven resources that you can implement for FSS participants.

moderators:

Carter McClure, Chief Strategy Officer, Compass Working Capital 

Panelists:

Trevor Samios, WinnCompanies 

Audrey Washington, NYCHA

Zachary McNeil, PHA

Where Are We Now? Pandemic Learnings for Resident Services

24 October, 2022, 10:00

Day 02 • Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Rent Reporting as an Asset Building Tool for Residents

10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Historically, renters do not get credit for on-time rent payments on their credit reports like homeowners do, making it difficult for individuals to build or establish a positive credit history. Now there are rent reporting products to change that! Hear from these innovative product providers and how affordable housing providers have implemented rent reporting products in their properties.

moderators:

Ann Lentell, Chief Programs Officer, Compass Working Capital

Panelists:

Jeffrey Brodsky, Vice Chairman, Related Companies

Andy Linder, Director of Sales, Esusu

Luttasha Taylor, Financial Coach, Compass Working Capital  

Rent Reporting as an Asset Building Tool for Residents

25 October, 2022, 10:00

Changing the Narrative: Fireside Chat with FSS Ambassadors

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This year Compass partnered with WOMEN’S WAY to offer FSS participants the opportunity to participate in the Change the Narrative fellowship, which trains women with lived experiences of economic insecurity to share their personal stories to generate awareness of racial and gender inequities. We are honored to welcome five fellows for this panel discussion about their experience in our program and their hopes for the future of FSS.

moderators:

Kim Rodgers, Program Director, Clarifi

Panelists:

Akirah Pressley, Change the Narrative Fellow 

Christina Rodgers, Change the Narrative Fellow 

Alisha Gillespie, Change the Narrative Fellow 

Erica Bayliss, Change the Narrative Fellow 

Tamara Cobb, Change the Narrative Fellow  

Changing the Narrative: Fireside Chat with FSS Ambassadors

25 October, 2022, 11:15

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