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HUD No. 20-035
Public Affairs
(202) 708-0685
For Release
February 27, 2020


WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $36 million to public housing agencies, non-profit organizations, resident associations, and tribal grantees across the nation to hire or retain service coordinators who help connect all public housing residents with employment training, financial literacy services, educational opportunities, and health and wellness programs. Watch Secretary Carson's announcement video here (

[Secretary Ben Carson]

"Connecting families with the resources they need to invest in themselves gives them the opportunity to become self-sufficient," said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. "HUD is proud to give our local partners the resources they need to help their residents reach the next level."

These grants are awarded through HUD's Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency - Service Coordinators program (ROSS-SC), which supports local, innovative strategies that link housing assistance with public and private resources to enable participating families to increase their earned income; reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance; and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency. Through needs assessments, case management, and referrals to community and web-based services, Service Coordinators help each participant advance towards these goals in ways that best fit their needs, personal priorities, and interests.

More than $10 million of the funding announced today is being awarded to grantees located in Opportunity Zones. Created under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Opportunity Zones aim to stimulate long-term investments in low-income communities. See list of grant funding by state below.



State Recipient City Amount
Alabama Huntsville Housing Authority Huntsville 478,500
  Housing Authority of Birmingham District * Birmingham 717,750
    Alabama Total $1,196,250
Alaska Catholic Community Service Juneau 222,651
  Aleut Community of St. Paul Island Tribal Government * St. Paul Island 237,850
  Baranof Island Housing Authority Sitka 239,250
  Tagiugmiullu Nunamiullu Housing Authority Utqiagvik 239,250
    Alaska Total $939,001
Arizona Navajo Housing Authority Window Rock 717,750
  City of Tucson Tucson 239,250
  City of Glendale Housing Authority Glendale 239,250
    Arizona Total $1,196,250
California Hoopa Valley Housing Authority * Hoopa 239,250
  Housing Authority of the County of San Joaquin Stockton 239,250
  Cahto Tribe of the Laytonville Rancheria Laytonville 176,100
  Housing Authority of the County of Sacramento Sacramento 239,250
  Housing Authority of the County of Stanislaus Modesto 237,600
    California Total $1,131,450
Colorado Thomas Bean Local Resident Council Denver 219,868
  North Lincoln Homes Local Resident Council Denver 216,105
  Barney Ford Local Resident Council Denver 228,879
    Colorado Total $664,852
Connecticut Callahan House Association Seymour 239,250
  West Haven Housing Authority dba Savin Rock Communities * West Haven 239,250
  Housing Authority of the City of New Haven * New Haven 235,065
    Connecticut Total $713,565
Delaware Wilmington Housing Authority Wilmington 239,250
    Delaware Total $239,250
Florida Housing Authority of the City of Winter Park * Winter Park 239,250
  Jacksonville Housing Authority (JHA) Jacksonville 437,214
  The Housing Authority of the City of Fort Myers * Fort Myers 236,691
  Ocala Housing Authority * Ocala 239,250
    Florida Total $1,152,405
Georgia Housing Authority of the City of College Park, Georgia College Park 239,250
  Housing Authority of the City of Gainesville * Gainesville 236,500
  Dublin Housing Authority * Dublin 239,250
  Housing Authority of the City of Calhoun, Georgia Calhoun 239,250
    Georgia Total $954,250
Guam Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority Sinajana 175,636
    Guam Total $175,636
Idaho Coeur d'Alene Tribal Housing Authority Plummer 201,282
  Boise City Housing Authority Boise 216,168
    Idaho Total $417,450
Illinois Housing Authority of Henry County Kewanee 186,725
  Springfield Housing Authority Springfield 190,349
  Winnebago County Housing Authority Rockford 239,250
  Holsten Human Capital Development NFP Chicago 239,250
  Peoria Housing Authority Peoria 233,801
  Lake County Housing Authority Grayslake 239,250
  Jackson County Housing Authority Murphysboro 174,196
  Housing Authority of the City of East St Louis East St Louis 473,569
    Illinois Total $1,976,390
Kansas Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority Lawrence 206,250
    Kansas Total $206,250
Kentucky Housing Authority of Lebanon Lebanon 239,250
  Campbellsville Housing & Redevelopment Authority Campbellsville 239,250
  Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority Lexington 205,214
  Housing Authority of Danville Danville 168,850
    Kentucky Total $852,564
Louisiana Lafayette Housing Authority Lafayette 239,250
  Housing Authority of East Baton Rouge Parish Baton Rouge 163,766
    Louisiana Total $403,016
Maine Ellsworth Housing Authority * Bar Harbor 197,708
  Housing Authority of the City of Brewer Brewer 206,250
  Housing Authority of the City of Bangor Bangor 235,306
    Maine Total $639,264
Maryland Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis Annapolis 239,250
  Glenarden Housing Authority Glenarden 231,000
  Housing Authority of Baltimore Baltimore 478,315
    Maryland Total $948,565
Massachusetts Framingham Housing Authority Framingham 239,250
  Springfield Housing Authority Springfield 239,250
  Holyoke Housing Authority Holyoke 239,250
  Somerville Housing Authority Somerville 237,600
  Boston Housing Authority Boston 475,200
  Lowell Housing Authority Lowell 239,250
  Malden Housing Authority Malden 239,250
    Massachusetts Total $1,909,050
Michigan Port Huron Housing Commission Port Huron 126,732
  Ferndale Housing Commission Ferndale 206,250
  Flint Housing Commission Flint 239,250
    Michigan Total $572,232
Mississippi Housing Authority of the City of Canton * Canton 199,657
    Mississippi Total $199,657
Missouri St. Louis Housing Authority St. Louis 468,600
    Missouri Total $468,600
Montana Salish & Kootenai Housing Authority Pablo 173,775
  Fort Belknap Housing Authority * Harlem 197,695
  Blackfeet Housing Program dba Blackfeet Housing Authority * Browning 162,657
  Crow Tribal Housing Authority Crow Agency 205,590
    Montana Total $739,717
Nebraska Kearney Housing Authority Kearney 202,500
  Housing Authority of the City of Omaha Omaha 717,750
  Housing Authority of the County of Scottsbluff Gering 239,250
    Nebraska Total $1,159,500
Nevada Proventus Place Henderson 210,599
  Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority Las Vegas, 239,250
    Nevada Total $449,849
New Jersey North Bergen Housing Authority * North Bergen 239,250
  Atlantic City Housing & Redevelopment Agency Atlantic City 235,529
  Housing Authority of the City of Newark * Newark 478,500
  Housing Authority of the City of Camden * Camden 190,748
    New Jersey Total $1,144,027
New Mexico Zuni Housing Authority Zuni 113,388
    New Mexico Total $113,388
New York Ithaca Housing Authority Ithaca 239,250
  Syracuse Housing Authority * Syracuse 478,500
  Binghamton Housing Authority Binghamton 237,000
  Municipal Housing Authority of the City of Utica, New York Utica 239,250
  Akwesasne Housing Authority Hogansburg 199,768
  New York City Housing Authority * New York 717,750
    New York Total $2,111,518
North Carolina Roxboro Housing Authority Roxboro 222,519
  Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority * Fayetteville 226,950
  Monroe Housing Authority Monroe 239,250
  Robeson County Housing Authority Lumberton 239,250
  Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro Goldsboro 238,920
  City of Concord Housing Department Concord 228,450
    North Carolina Total $1,395,339
Ohio Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority Ravenna 227,095
  Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Cleveland 698,265
  Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority Springfield 226,370
  Dayton Metropolitan Housing Authority * Dayton 478,500
    Ohio Total $1,630,230
Oregon Warm Springs Housing Authority * Warm Springs 138,273
  Homes for Good Eugene 235,950
    Oregon Total $374,223
Pennsylvania Housing Authority of the County of Chester West Chester 222,750
  Housing Authority of the County of Beaver Beaver 476,131
  Housing Authority of the County of Armstrong Kittanning 202,275
  Montgomery County Housing Authority Norristown 238,759
  Allentown Housing Authority Allentown 189,657
  Bradford County Housing Authority * Bradford 239,250
  Housing Authority of the City of Erie Erie 182,153
  Tioga County Housing Authority Mansfield 239,250
  Blueprints Washington 170,352
  Blueprints Washington 170,352
  Housing Authority of the County of Jefferson Punxsutawney 135,749
  Philadelphia Housing Authority Philadelphia 407,198
  The Housing Authority of the County of Franklin Chambersburg 115,000
  Lancaster City Housing Authority Lancaster 239,250
    Pennsylvania Total $3,228,126
South Carolina Housing Authority of Cheraw * Cheraw 169,791
  Rock Hill Housing Authority Rock Hill 239,250
  South Carolina Regional Housing Authority #3 Barnwell 239,250
  Southeastern Housing and Community Development Barnwell 239,250
  Southeastern Housing and Community Development Barnwell 239,250
    South Carolina Total $1,126,791
South Dakota Oglala Sioux (Lakota) Housing * Pine Ridge 445,500
    South Dakota Total $445,500
Tennessee Franklin Housing Authority Franklin 212,683
  Chattanooga Housing Authority Chattanooga 478,500
  Maryville Housing Authority Maryville 196,971
  Newport Housing Authority Resident Advisory Council Newport 237,600
    Tennessee Total $1,125,754
Texas Robstown Housing Authority * Robstown 239,250
  Housing Authority of the City of Wichita Falls Wichita Falls 223,266
  Housing Authority of the City of Bryan Bryan 223,136
  Alice Housing Authority Alice 239,250
  McKinney Housing Authority McKinney 239,250
  The Housing Authority of the City of Dallas, Texas (DHA) * Dallas 711,000
    Texas Total $1,875,152
Virginia Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority * Hopewell 230,916
  Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority Norfolk 478,500
  Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority Portsmouth 239,250
  Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority * Bristol 178,482
  Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority * Richmond 717,750
    Virginia Total $1,844,898
Washington Yakama Nation Housing Authority Wapato 239,250
  King County Housing Authority Tukwila, 239,250
    Washington Total $478,500
West Virginia Wheeling Housing Authority Wheeling 215,262
    West Virginia Total $215,262
Wisconsin Appleton Housing Authority Appleton 234,300
  Beloit Community Development Authority Beloit 195,000
    Wisconsin Total $429,300
    Total   $36,843,021

*Located in Opportunity Zone.


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