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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Resident Opportunity and Self Sufficiency Program

Deadline: October 15, 2019

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 self-sufficiency. In the case of elderly/disabled residents, the Service Coordinator links them to supportive services which enables them to age/remain in place.

This place-based program targets the entire resident community in the project(s) to be served and aims to address the areas of need at the community and individual level. The ROSS-SC must work with residents, Public Housing Agencies (PHA) staff, local partners, and other stakeholders to develop local strategies to address the needs of residents and remove barriers so that residents are making progress towards achieving self-sufficiency.

Amount: A total of $35,000,000 is available to make 120 awards. Amounts are dependent on the number of units as follows:

  • 50-1,000 units: Grants range up to $239,250
  • 1,001-2,500 units: Grants range up to $478,500
  • 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; 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.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=319525

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