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HUD IX No. 13-57
Gene Gibson
(415) 489-6414
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Friday
September 27, 2013

HUD AWARDS OVER $1.2 MILLION TO CALIFORNIA TO PROMOTE SELF-SUFFICIENCY FOR PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS
Grants to help hire/retain service coordinators

SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded over $1.2 million in five grants to three California housing authorities. The full $28 million in grants went 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.

California ROSS-SC award recipients:

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

For the full list of the states that received ROSS-SC program awards click on ROSS-SC.

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.

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