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HUD No. 18-015
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Tuesday
February 20, 2018

HUD AWARDS $35 MILLION TO PROMOTE JOBS, SELF-SUFFICIENCY FOR PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS

WASHINGTON - In an effort to help low-income residents become self-sufficient, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded $34.9 million to public housing authorities, public housing resident associations, Native American tribes, and non-profit organizations across the nation to hire or retain service coordinators to help them find jobs, educational opportunities, and achieve economic and housing independence (see list below).

The funding, provided through HUD’s Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency – Service Coordinators Program (ROSS-SC) helps grantees 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.

“It’s part of our mission to help connect public housing residents to better, higher paying jobs and critical services as a means of helping them move beyond public assistance and toward self-sufficiency,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “This funding gives our local partners resources they can use to help residents become economically independent and achieve the dreams they have for themselves and their children.”

The purpose of HUD’s ROSS-SC program is to encourage innovative and locally driven strategies that link public housing assistance with public and private resources to enable HUD-assisted families to increase earned income; reduce or eliminate their need for welfare assistance; and promote economic independence and housing self-sufficiency. These grants provide funding to hire and retain Service Coordinators who will assess the needs of residents of conventional Public Housing or Indian housing and coordinate available resources in the community to meet those needs. In addition, ROSS-SC grants help improve living conditions for seniors, enabling them to age-in-place.

Fiscal Year 2017 ROSS-Service Coordinator Grants

STATE GRANTEE NAME AWARD AMOUNT STATE TOTAL
Arizona Pinal County Housing Department $204,000  
    Arizona Total: $204,000
California The Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles $738,000  
  Housing Authority of the City of Sacramento $436,230  
Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara $246,000  
Housing Authority of the County of Fresno $230,660  
Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura $246,000  
Chico Rancheria Housing Corporation & HA County of Butte $245,000  
Madera, City of $233,382  
Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura (AHA) $228,500  
    California Total: $2,603,772
Colorado Walsh Manor Local Resident Council $215,918  
  Westridge Local Resident Council $240,556  
Westwood Local Resident Council $215,918  
City of Englewood Housing Authority $207,429  
    Colorado Total: $879,821
Connecticut Ansonia Housing Authority $246,000  
  Housing Authority of the Town of Greenwich $246,000  
Bristol Housing Authority $246,000  
    Connecticut Total: $738,000
Florida Sarasota Housing Authority $233,460  
  Housing Authority of the City of Titusville $208,832  
The Housing Authority of the County of Flagler $246,000  
The Lee County Housing Authority $246,000  
Palatka Housing Authority $246,000  
Punta Gorda Housing Authority $240,000  
    Florida Total: $1,420,292
Georgia Thomaston Housing Authority Resident Council Inc. $246,000  
  Northwest Georgia Housing Authority $230,000  
Housing Authority of Newnan $246,000  
    Georgia Total: $722,000
Iowa City of Des Moines Municipal Housing Agency $246,000  
  Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority $246,000  
    Iowa Total $492,000
Idaho Nampa Housing Authority $241,219  
  Nez Perce Tribal Housing Authority $246,000  
    Idaho Total: $487,219
Illinois Decatur Housing Authority $240,725  
  Rock Island Housing Authority $216,000  
Macoupin County Housing Authority $151,772  
The Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington $244,500  
Rockford Housing Authority $492,000  
Oak Park Housing Authority $246,000  
    Illinois Total $1,590,997
Indiana Housing Authority of the City of Kokomo $190,395  
  New Albany Housing Authority $246,000  
Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington $184,391  
    Indiana Total: $620,786
Kansas Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas Housing Authority $142,190  
    Kansas Total: $142,190
Kentucky Bryant Way Resident Council $178,827  
  Gordon Avenue/Summit View Resident Council $173,021  
Louisville Metro Housing Authority $721,800  
Housing Authority of Covington $231,000  
Housing Authority of Floyd County $179,109  
    Kentucky Total: $1,483,757
Massachusetts Fall River Housing Joint Tenant Council $186,000  
  New Bedford Housing Authority $423,762  
Norwood Housing Authority $246,000  
Quincy Housing Authority $246,000  
Falmouth Housing Authority $246,000  
    Massachusetts Total: $1,347,762
Maryland Resident Services, Incorporated $738,000  
    Maryland Total: $738,000
Maine Portland Housing Authority $240,756  
  Lewiston Housing Authority $213,539  
    Maine Total: $454,295
Minnesota Northwest Minnesota Multi-County HRA $246,000  
  Moorhead Public Housing Agency $246,000  
    Minnesota Total: $492,000
Missouri Independence Housing Authority $246,000  
    Missouri Total: $246,000
Mississippi Laurel Housing Authority Beacon Homes Resident Council LLC $246,000  
  Arco Lane Site Based Resident Council, LLC $246,000  
    Mississippi Total: $492,000
Montana Public Housing Authority of Butte's Resident Council $129,652  
  Missoula Housing Authority $246,000  
    Montana Total: $375,652
North Carolina Greensboro Housing Authority $230,415  
  Housing Authority of the City of High Point $492,000  
Lenoir Housing Authority $246,000  
    North Carolina Total: $968,415
North Dakota Fargo Housing and Redevelopment Authority $246,000  
    North Dakota Total: $246,000
New Jersey Housing Authority of the City of Jersey City $492,000  
  Housing Authority of the City of Paterson $442,349  
Phillipsburg Housing Authority $246,000  
Housing Authority of the City of Rahway $246,000  
New Jersey Institute for Disabilities $246,000  
    New Jersey Total: $1,672,349
New Mexico Housing Authority of the City of Truth or Consequences $246,000  
  Santa Fe County Housing Authority $246,000  
Albuquerque Housing Authority $220,598  
    New Mexico Total: $712,598
New York Citywide Council of Syracuse Low Income Housing Residents $492,000  
  Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation, Inc. $738,000  
Albany Housing Authority $492,000  
Rochester Housing Authority $492,000  
Niagara Falls Housing Authority $243,350  
Community Development Corporation of Long Island, Inc. $246,000  
    New York Total: $2,703,350
Ohio Jurisdiction-Wide Resident Advisory Board $738,000  
  Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority $679,331  
Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority $702,816  
Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority $246,000  
    Ohio Total: $2,366,147
Oregon Housing Authority of Clackamas County $246,000  
  Home Forward $492,000  
Housing Authority of Lincoln County $246,000  
    Oregon Total: $984,000
Pennsylvania Allegheny County Housing Authority $682,732  
  Harrisburg Housing Authority $384,000  
Westmoreland County Housing Authority $336,997  
Family Service Association of Bucks County $245,449  
    Pennsylvania Total $1,649,178
Rhode Island Chestnut Court Tenants Association $246,000  
  The Housing Authority of the City of Providence $738,000  
Johnston Housing Authority $220,500  
Housing Authority of the City of Pawtucket $82,000  
    Rhode Island Total: $1,286,500
South Carolina Housing Authority of the City of Columbia, SC $384,255  
  Housing Authority of Greenville $246,000  
    South Carolina Total: $630,255
South Dakota Sisseton Wahpeton Housing Authority $177,000  
    South Dakota Total: $177,000
Tennessee Johnson City Public Housing Authority $246,000  
  Morristown Housing Authority $180,300  
Columbia Housing & Redevelopment Authority $246,000  
The Crossville Housing Development Corporation $160,722  
    Tennessee Total: $833,022
Texas Housing Authority of the City of Fort Worth $242,000  
  San Marcos Housing Authority $225,405  
Houston Housing Authority $628,605  
    Texas Total: $1,096,010
Virginia Can I Live, Inc $738,000  
  Can I Live, Incorporated $202,033  
Cardinal Village Tenant Association, Inc. $231,000  
Pleasant View Tenant Association, Inc. $231,000  
Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority $231,000  
Chesapeake Redevelopment & Housing Authority $246,000  
Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority $176,400  
Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority $246,000  
    Virginia Total: $2,301,433
Washington The Housing Authority of the City of Bremerton $246,000  
  Housing Authority of the City of Tacoma $246,000  
Nisqually Indian Tribe $228,600  
Housing Authority of Kittitas County $208,286  
    Washington Total: $928,886
Wisconsin S.E.T. Ministry Inc $239,733  
    Wisconsin Total: $239,733
West Virginia Charleston-Kanawha $457,209  
  The Huntington Housing Authority $190,404  
    West Virginia Total: $647,613
    TOTAL $34,973,032

 

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