$2.1 million for jobs and self sufficiency

Posted on September 28, 2017


U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded $2 million in grants to help self sufficiency initiatives in public housing authorities and non-profit organizations across the nation. The money will be used to “hire or retain service coordinators to help residents find jobs and educational opportunities.”

HUD’s ROSS-SC program is funding the grant. That is the Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency – Service Coordinators Program. The program aims to promote local strategies that will enable families to earn higher incomes, reduce or eliminate the need for welfate and move towards “economic independence and housing 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.”

2016 ROSS Service Coordinators Awards
State Grantee Name City Amount
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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