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Fiscal Year 2024 Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Service Coordinator Program

The Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency Service Coordinator (ROSS) grant program is designed to assist residents of Public and Indian Housing make progress towards economic and housing self-sufficiency by removing the educational, professional and health barriers they face.

Self-sufficiency is defined as a household’s ability to maintain financial, housing, and personal/family stability. To achieve self-sufficiency, individuals in a household move along a continuum towards economic independence and stability; such movement is facilitated by the achievement of educational, professional, and physical and mental health and financial empowerment-related goals. For the ROSS program, self-sufficiency is further defined as a resident’s ability to progress along the self-sufficiency continuum through training and the utilization of voluntary supportive services. In the case of elderly residents and residents with disabilities, self-sufficiency means utilization of voluntary supportive services which enable them to age in place or remain living independently for as long as possible.

To help residents make progress towards self-sufficiency, HUD provides ROSS grant funding through a NOFO to eligible applicants to hire a service coordinator who assesses the needs of residents, provides case management, and links residents to training and voluntary supportive services that will enable participants to move along the self-sufficiency continuum. Through the ROSS grant, HUD also provides limited funding flexibility to allow grantees to provide direct services to ROSS participants where necessary to further support the work of the service coordinator (ROSS-SC) and ultimately, the attainment of the self-sufficiency goals of ROSS participants.

ROSS is a place-based program that targets the entire resident community within the project(s) to be served and aims to address the areas of need at both the resident community and individual level. Resident participation with supportive services is voluntary and cannot be a condition of housing. The ROSS-SC must work with residents, Public Housing Agency (PHA) staff, Multifamily Owners, tribal government and housing staff, local partners, Resident Associations (RA), and other stakeholders to develop local strategies to address the needs of residents and remove barriers so that residents make progress towards achieving economic and housing self-sufficiency.

This NOFO makes available approximately 40,000,000.  Additional funds may become available for award under this NOFO consistent with Section VI.A.2.e., Adjustments to Funding. Use of these funds is subject to statutory constraints. All awards are subject to the funding restrictions contained in this NOFO.

 

Program Office: Office Public and Indian Housing (PIH)

Funding Opportunity Title: Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Service Coordinator Program

Assistance Listing Number: 14.870

FON:  FR-6800-N-05

OMB Approval Number(s): 2577-0229, 2501-0017, 2501-0034

Opening date: 05/30/2024

Application Deadline: 9/30/2024

Program NOFO

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Contact Information:  HUD staff will be available to provide clarification on the content of the NOFO. Questions regarding specific program requirements for this NOFO should be directed to ROSS-PIH@hud.gov or phone 800-955-2232.