The Compass Family Self-Sufficiency program is our flagship initiative.
The first public-private partnerships of its kind in the country, the Compass FSS program has attracted local and national attention as a scalable, housing-based model to help families in subsidized housing build assets, reduce their reliance on public assistance, and become financially secure.
FSS gives us the opportunity to apply our core competencies in a broad, scalable market. Ultimately, the need for more effective ways to help low-income families build savings and assets is a national one, and we believe that we have a unique opportunity to inform national practice and contribute to related policy activities through our FSS programs.
The Compass FSS program is currently offered through partnerships with:
- Cambridge Housing Authority
- Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development
- Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership
- The Caleb Group
Through our National FSS Network, we are supporting mission-aligned partners across the country to incorporate aspects of our model into their own local FSS programs.
In November 2015, Compass published a whitepaper on our experience launching an asset building model for the FSS Program. Click the image above to read that paper.