Family Self Sufficiency

The FSS Program is a five-year voluntary program designed to help families achieve self-sufficiency by providing case management and referrals to supportive social services not limited to:

  1. Child Care/Transportation/Budgeting/Counseling
  2. Education (H.S. diploma, GED, Community College and Four Year institutions)
  3. Job Search and Work Skills/Legal Services
  4. Parenting Skills/Health/Food & Nutrition
  5. Career Guidance Counseling
  6. Communication Skills/Stress Management
  7. Drug & Alcohol Counseling
  8. Stress Management/Self-Esteem/Motivation
  9. Homeownership


To participate, a family must be a Public Housing or Section 8 participant of the Housing Authority. Participation is voluntary; the only requirements are a willingness to seek employment and a desire to become self-sufficient.


The incentive for participating in the FSS program is a unique savings opportunity to qualifying families known as an escrow account, which is a savings account created and maintained by the Housing Authority. Please contact Veronica Esparza at (209)557-2022 or  Rafael Cercas (209)557-2050.  Alternatively, you can email them at  or for more information.



FSS Brochure (English)                                                             FSS Presentation (English) pdf

FSS Folleto (Espanol)                                                                Presentacion (Espanol muy pronto)

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