Housing and Economic Development 
1901 Main Street, Suite C
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Family Self Sufficiency Program



The mission of the FSS program is to enable Housing Choice Voucher recipients to earn a living wage and become free of government assistance.  

Who can apply:                    

  • Santa Monica section 8 participant        

What you’ll get:                   

  • Job Training/Placement
  • Case Management
  • Access to social services
  • Comprehensive goal plan
  • Education
  • Childcare Assistance
  • Budgeting Skills
  • Transportation
  • Counseling

Financial Incentive:

  • The Housing Authority will match increases in earned income
  • Credits will be deposited into a savings account in your name


  • Steady Employment
  • Financial Independence
  • Improved life Skills
  • Accrued Escrow/Savings


Nancy Peraza, Interim Program Manager

Affordable Housing | St. Joseph Center

Office: (310) 396 - 6468  ext 314

Fax: (310) 392-8402





 On Wednesday, April 6, 2011, the Santa Monica Housing Authority hosted its FSS Graduation Ceremony to acknowledge eleven families who successfully completed the program. The graduates had amassed over $160,000 worth of escrow savings collectively. The celebration was held at the Annenberg Community Beach House in the Garden Tea Room.  

For more information contact Kate Westra (310) 396-6468 St. Joseph Center 204 South Hampton Drive Venice, CA 90291

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