HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. PH-001
Jane Goin
(303) 672-5440
For Release
April 14, 2009

Funding provides education, employment services and homeownership counseling to low-income families.

DENVER - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $2,321,985 in grants to 12 public housing agencies in Colorado. The agencies will use the funding to connect public housing residents with education, job training, employment services and homeownership counseling available in the local community to promote self-sufficiency.

"These grants help families on their way to economic independence," said Deborah Griswold, Deputy Regional
Director. "Whether it's taking classes to get a better job or learning what it takes to become a homeowner, these grants help public housing residents achieve their personal and career goals."

Local public housing agencies in Colorado receiving funds are:

Barney Ford Local Resident Council
North Lincoln Homes Local Resident Council
North Lincoln Midrise Local Resident Council
Platte Valley - Dispersed East Local Resident Council
Quigg Newton Homes Local Resident Council
South Lincoln Homes Local Resident Council
Sun Valley Homes Local Resident Council
Thomas Bean Towers Local Resident Council
Thomas Connole Local Resident Council
Walsh Manor Local Resident Council
Westridge-Dispersed West Local Resident Council
Westwood Homes Local Resident Council
State Total:

The funding, part of $27,960,860 awarded nationally today, is provided through HUD's Resident Opportunities and
Self Sufficiency (ROSS) � Service Coordinators
program. These grants are awarded to public housing authorities (PHAs), resident organizations or non-profit organizations acting on behalf of residents to encourage and promote self-sufficiency among residents.

The ROSS program gives grantees the funding to hire a Service Coordinator to assess resident's needs and link
them with local resources that provide job training and placement, education and training opportunities, computer training, financial literacy and homeownership counseling. The funding is also used to provide supportive services
such as childcare, and transportation to help families take advantage of training and employment opportunities.


HUD is the nation's housing agency committed to sustaining homeownership; creating affordable housing opportunities for low-income Americans; and supporting the homeless, elderly, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. The Department also promotes economic and community development and enforces the nation's fair housing laws. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet and


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