|HUD No. 16-007
Charles McNally (212) 542-7647
Olga Alvarez (212) 542-7142
March 11, 2016
HUD AWARDS $2.8 MILLION TO PROMOTE JOBS, SELF-SUFFICIENCY FOR PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS IN NEW YORK
NEW YORK - To help public housing residents find jobs and educational opportunities, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $2.8 million in grants to public housing authorities and non-profit organizations in New York to hire or retain service coordinators to help residents achieve economic and housing independence. See list of agencies below.
The funding, provided through HUD's Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency - Service Coordinators Program (ROSS-SC) helps public housing authorities, resident associations, non-profit organizations, Indian tribes or entities representing Indian tribes hire or retain "service coordinators" who work directly with residents to assess their needs and connect them with education, job training and placement programs, and/or computer and financial literacy services available in their community to promote self-sufficiency.
"Today, we make an affirmative investment in families living in public housing to help them build a brighter future for themselves and their children," said HUD Secretary Julián Castro. "This funding allows our local partners to support residents' goals and put them on the path toward self-sufficiency."
"Research shows that the combination of an affordable place to live and supportive services like education and employment counseling creates a powerful springboard for success," said Holly Leicht, HUD Regional Administrator for New York and New Jersey. "HUD's ROSS Coordinators are living proof that this model works, connecting residents with jobs throughout New York and New Jersey."
The purpose of HUD's ROSS-SC 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.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
2015 ROSS Service Coordinator Grant Awards
|New York||Akwesasne Housing Authority||$193,164|
|Curran Court Homes Tenant Council||$246,000|
|Troy Manor Tenant Council||$246,000|
|Walsh Road Homes Tenant Council||$246,000|
|Poughkeepsie Housing Authority||$246,000|
|New York City Housing Authority||$738,000|
|Marino - Peretta Resident Association, Inc.||$246,000|
|Gillmore - Humphrey Resident Association, Inc.||$246,000|
|Adrean - Matt Resident Association, Inc.||$246,000|
|Binghamton Housing Authority||$230,108|
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