HUD Archives: News Releases

HUD No. 17-085
(202) 708-0685
For Release
September 28, 2017


WASHINGTON - To help public housing residents become self-sufficient, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $2 million in grants to public housing authorities and non-profit organizations across the nation to hire or retain service coordinators to help residents find jobs and educational opportunities. See list of funding by states 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.

"Investing in families living in public housing is an investment for a brighter future for themselves and their children," said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. "This funding helps our local partners get public housing residents tools they need to gain economic and housing independence."

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.

2016 ROSS Service Coordinators Awards
State Grantee Name City
Nebraska Northern Ponca Tribal HA Norfolk
Mississippi Housing Authority of City of Meridian Meridian
Wisconsin Arlington Court Resident Organization, Inc Milwaukee
Wisconsin Riverview Resident Organization, Inc Milwaukee
Tennessee Newport Housing Authority Newport
Virginia Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Suffolk
Pennsylvania Wilkes-Barre Housing Authority Wilkes-Barre 
Indiana Housing Authority of the City of Terre Haute Terre Haute 
Idaho Boise City Housing Authority Boise 
Rhode Island City of Central Falls Public Housing Authority Central Falls


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