U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Resident Opportunity and Self Sufficiency Program
The Resident Opportunity and Self Sufficiency Service Coordinator (ROSS-SC) program aims to assist residents of public and Indian housing in making progress towards economic and housing self-sufficiency. To help residents make progress, ROSS-SC will fund applicants to hire a Service Coordinator who assesses the needs of public and Indian housing residents and links them to supportive services that enable participants to move along a continuum towards economic independence and stability. In the case of elderly/disabled residents, the Service Coordinator links them to supportive services which enables them to age/remain in place.
This program also works to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the Public Housing program with public and private resources, for supportive services and resident empowerment activities. ROSS-SC funds may be used for coordinator’s salary and fringe benefits, travel and training expenses, and administrative costs.
Amount: A total of $35,000,000 is available for 110 awards. Amounts are dependent on the number of units as follows:
1) 50-1,000 units: Grants range up to $239,250
2) 1,001-$2,500 units: Grants range up to $478,500
3) 2,501 or more units: $717,750
The grant award is for a period of 3 years.
Eligibility: Indian tribes and tribally designated housing entities; Public Housing Agencies (PHAs); and nonprofits, including Resident Associations (RAs), with or without a 501(c)(3) status. Applicants must have a minimum of 50 units to be eligible for ROSS-SC funding.
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