Resident Opportunity and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Program
The purpose of the Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) program is to provide grants to public housing agencies for the provision of a Service Coordinator to coordinate supportive services and other activities designed to help Public Housing residents attain economic and housing self-sufficiency.
This program works to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the Public Housing program with public and private resources, for supportive services and resident empowerment activities. These services should enable participating families to increase earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency or, in the case of elderly or disabled residents, help improve living conditions and enable residents to age in-place. A Service Coordinator ensures that program participants are linked to the supportive services they need to achieve self-sufficiency or remain independent. Funds in this program many not be used for the direct provision of supportive services.
The goal of the ROSS Program is to increase self- sufficiency and promote home ownership as a viable option for public housing residents. The program is available to all THA residents, and the point of contact for the ROSS program is Bravid Harris, ROSS Coordinator. He can be reached at 706 647- 7420 extension 106.
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