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05/21/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/21/2019 11:24

HUD Awards Additional $1.9 Million to Promote Employment and Self-Sufficiency for Public Housing Residents

HUD No. 19-075
HUD Public Affairs
(202) 708-0685
FOR RELEASE
Tuesday
May 21, 2019

HUD AWARDS ADDITIONAL $1.9 MILLION TO PROMOTE EMPLOYMENT AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY FOR PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded an additional $1.9 million to six public housing authorities and non-profit organizations across the nation to hire or retain service coordinators to help residents find jobs and educational opportunities. See list of grant funding by state below.

Last winter, HUD awarded $29 million to public housing authorities to help public housing residents find jobs so that they can become self-sufficient.

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.

'Giving families who live in public housing the tools they need to invest in themselves helps them find jobs and housing and puts them on the path to self-sufficiency,' said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. 'HUD is committed to investing in our residents so that they can have the tools they need for determine their own futures.'

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.

2019 ROSS GRANTEES

State Recipient City Amount
Georgia Macon Housing Moving to Success Programs, Inc. Macon $202,900
North Carolina Housing Authority of the City of Wilmington North Carolina Wilmington $476,038
New Jersey Richmond Towers Resident Association Plainfield $39,250
New Mexico Santa Clara Pueblo Housing Authority Espanola $222,750
Rhode Island Lincoln Housing Authority Lincoln $239,250
Texas San Antonio Housing Authority San Antonio $508,761
TOTAL $1,888,949