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HUD No. 13-150
Brian Sullivan
(202) 708-0685
FOR RELEASE
Friday
September 27, 2013

HUD AWARDS OVER $28 MILLION TO PROMOTE SELF-SUFFICIENCY
FOR PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS

Grants to help hire/retain service coordinators

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded over $28 million in grants to public housing authorities, resident associations, Indian tribes, and non-profit organizations across the nation to hire or retain service coordinators to help public housing residents find jobs and achieve economic and housing independence. The funding will also link the elderly and people with disabilities with supportive services that allow them to maintain independent living and age-in-place. 

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. For an elderly or disabled resident, the service coordinator arranges supportive services that allow them to maintain their independence.

"These service coordinators will help thousands of public housing residents improve their quality of life by connecting them to jobs and opportunities that lead to self-sufficiency," said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan.

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. See list of funding by state below.
 

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2013 Resident Opportunities Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Awards

 

State

Housing Authority

Positions Funded

Amount Funded

AK Tlingit Haida Regional Housing Authority 1 $246,000
  Total 1 $246,000
       
AL Montgomery Housing Authority 2 $443,484
  Total 2 $443,484
       
AR Housing Authority of the City of Hot Springs 1 $148,000
  Total 1 $148,000
       
AZ City of Tucson 1 $240,000
AZ City of Phoenix Housing Department 2 $492,000
AZ HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF YUMA 1 $246,000
AZ San Carlos Housing Authority 1 $246,000
  Total 5 $1,224,000
       
CA Housing Authority of the County of Yolo 1 $243,000
CA Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles 3 $738,000
CA Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara 1 $240,000
  Total 5 $1,221,000
       
CO North Lincoln Homes Local Resident Council 1 $186,063
CO Thomas Bean Towers Local Resident Council 1 $186,063
CO City of Boulder Housing Authority, dbaBoulder Housing Partners 1 $246,000
CO Hirschfeld Towers Local Resident Council 1 $218,639
  Total 4 $836,765
       
CT Callahan House Association 1 $246,000
CT Housing Authority of the City of Meriden 1 $240,000
CT West Haven Housing Authority 1 $184,500
  Total 3 $670,500
       
DE Wilmington Housing Authority 2 $492,000
  Total 2 $492,000
       
FL Sarasota Housing Authority Agencywide Resident Council 1 $186,480
FL Manatee County Housing Authority  1 $246,000
FL Punta Gorda Housing Authority 1 $199,950
FL Pinellas County Housing Authority 1 $246,000
FL Orange Avenue United Tenants Association Inc. 1 $246,000
FL Jacksonville Housing Authority 3 $584,238
  Total 8 $1,708,668
       
GA Griffin Housing Authority 1 $246,000
GA Housing Authority of the City of Carrollton 1 $246,000
GA Valdosta Housing Authority 1 $246,000
GA Housing Authority of the City of Gainesville, GA 1 $235,000
GA Dublin Housing Authority 1 $216,000
GA Housing Authority of the City of College Park, Georgia 1 $246,000
  Total 6 $1,435,000
       
GQ Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Authority 1 $175,000
  Total 1 $175,000
       
ID COEUR D'ALENE TRIBAL HOUSING AUTHORITY 1 $246,000
  Total 1 $246,000
       
IL Housing Authority of Henry County 1 $183,282
IL Peoria Housing Authority 1 $246,000
IL HOUSING AUTHORITY OF GREENE COUNTY   1 $142,325
  Total 3 $571,607
       
KY Campbellsville Housing & Redevelopment Authority 1 $246,000
KY City of Lebanon 1 $246,000
  Total 2 $492,000
       
LA St. James Parish Housing Authority 1 $246,000
LA Dillard University  1 $243,000
  Total 2 $489,000
       
MA Somerville Housing Authority 1 $246,000
MA Malden Housing Authority 1 $246,000
MA Brookline Housing Authority 1 $246,000
MA Framingham Housing Authority 1 $246,000
  Total 4 $984,000
       
MD Monument East Tenant Council  1 $246,000
MD Lakeview Towers Tenant Council  1 $246,000
MD O'Donnell Heights  1 $246,000
MD Housing Authority of the City of Annapolis 1 $246,000
  Total 4 $984,000
       
ME Bath Housing Authority 1 $158,678
ME Housing Authority of the City of Brewer  1 $170,000
  Total 2 $328,678
       
MI Port Huron Housing Commission 1 $246,000
  Total 1 $246,000
       
MT Public Housing Authority of Butte's Resident Council 1 $131,562
MT Salish & Kootenai Housing Authority 1 $210,000
MT Northern Cheyenne Tribal Housing Authority 1 $171,000
MT Fort Peck Housing Authority Inc 1 $213,000
  Total 6 $725,562
       
NC The Housing Authority of the City of Durham 2 $492,000
NC Housing Authority of the City of Goldsboro, NC 2 $462,000
NC Lenoir Housing Authority  1 $198,000
  Total 5 $1,152,000
       
NE Housing Authority of the City of Lincoln 1 $238,934
NE Housing Authority of the City of Omaha 3 $718,777
NE Ponca Tribe of Nebraska dba Northern Ponca Housing Authority 1 $212,200
  Total 5 $1,169,911
       
NH Dover Housing Authority 1 $246,000
  Total 1 $246,000
       
NJ Atlantic City Housing Authority 2 $492,000
NJ Cerebral Palsy Association of Middlesex County Inc 1 $240,000
NJ Cerebral Palsy Association of Middlesex County Inc 1 $240,000
NJ Housing Authority of the Borough of Glassboro 1 $246,000
NJ Housing Authority of the City of Vineland 1 $246,000
NJ Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth 2 $492,000
  Total 8 $1,956,000
       
NY James E. Hall Homes Tenant Council 1 $246,000
NY City of Beacon Housing Authority 1 $246,000
NY Baker Homes Tenant Council, Inc. 1 $211,080
  Total 3 $703,080
       
OH Lorain Metropolitan Housing Authority 1 $183,400
OH Trumbull Metropolitan Housing Authority 1 $209,907
OH Portage Metropolitan Housing Authority 1 $222,072
OH Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority 3 $669,500
  Total 6 $1,284,879
       
OR Housing & Community Services Agency of Lane County 1 $246,000
OR Warm Springs Housing Authority 1 $178,529
  Total 2 $424,529
       
PA Bradford County Housing Authority 1 $246,000
PA Tioga County Housing Authority 1 $246,000
PA Housing Authority of the County of Beaver 2 $330,516
PA Housing Authority of the Erie 2 $462,000
  Total 6 $1,284,516
       
TN Chattanooga Housing Authority 2 $492,000
TN MEMPHIS HOUSING AUTHORITY 3 $720,000
  Total 5 $1,212,000
       
TX Housing Authority Of The City of Wichita Falls 1 $181,500
TX McKinney Housing Authority 1 $246,000
TX Housing Authority of the City of Beaumont 1 $171,000
TX Housing Authority of the City of Bryan 1 $246,000
TX City of Port Arthur Housing Authority 1 $246,000
TX San Marcos Housing Authority 1 $225,616
  Total 6 $1,316,116
       
UT Paiute Housing Authority 1 $181,640
  Total 1 $181,640
       
VA Cedar Terrace Tenant Association 1 $193,636
VA Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority 3 $738,000
VA Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority 2 $409,265
  Total 6 $1,340,901
       
WA Housing Authority, City of Renton 1 $200,611
WA Kitsap County Consolidated Housing Authority 1 $231,799
WA Housing Authority of the City of Everett 1 $224,935
WA Yakama Nation Housing Authority 1 $205,310
WA Nooksack Indian Tribe 1 $246,000
WA Nisqually Indian Tribe 1 $158,950
WA Makah Tribal Council 1 $167,238
WA Skyline Crest Resident Leadership Group 1 $246,000
  Total 8 $1,680,843
       
WI LAC COURTE OREILLES BAND OF LAKE SUPERIOR CHIPPEWA 1 $200,541
WI Holton Terrace Resident Organization 1 $239,450
WI Mitchell Court Resident Organization 1 $239,450
WI Becher Court Resident Organization 1 $239,450
WI Appleton Housing Authority 1 $246,000
  Total 5 $1,164,891
       
  GRAND TOTAL 128 $28,784,570