HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 11-09
Alan Gelfand
(973) 776-7205
For Release
June 9, 2011


NEWARK - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development today awarded $2,345,491 to six public housing authorities and one nonprofit group in Jersey to help public housing residents find jobs and gain self-sufficiency. (See below chart for New Jersey grantees.)

These grants are part of $31 million awarded nationally to public housing authorities, resident associations and non-profit organizations across the U.S. The funding will also link the elderly and people with disabilities with supportive services that allow them to maintain independent living and to age-in-place.

Atlantic City Housing Authority


Cerebral Palsy Association of Middlesex County, Inc.


Cerebral Palsy Association of Middlesex County, Inc.


Housing Authority of the Borough of Glassboro


Housing Authority of the Borough of Madison


Housing Authority of the City of Long Branch


Housing Authority of the City of Paterson


Housing Authority of the City of Vineland


New Jersey total


"We need to take a wider view of the needs of public housing residents beyond just housing if we're to be true to the goal of promoting self sufficiency," said HUD Regional Administrator Adolfo Carrión. "The caseworkers that housing authorities can hire or keep on staff help thousands of public housing residents connect to opportunities to obtain jobs or increase their incomes that lead to self-sufficiency and improved quality of life."

HUD's Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) - Service Coordinators Program helps public housing authorities (PHAs), resident associations or non-profit organizations to hire or retain service coordinators. These service coordinators promote self-sufficiency by working directly with residents to assess their needs, and connect them with education, job training, placement programs and/or computer and financial literacy services available in their community. For elderly or disabled residents, the service coordinator arranges supportive services that allow them to maintain their independent lifestyle.

The purpose of HUD's ROSS - Service Coordinators Program is to encourage local innovative strategies that link public housing assistance with public and private resources to enable participating families to increase earned income; reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance; and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency.


HUD's mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. HUD is working to strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build inclusive and sustainable communities free from discrimination; and transform the way HUD does business. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at and You can also follow HUD on Twitter at @HUDnews or on Facebook at, or sign up for news alerts on HUD's News Listserv.


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