HUD AWARDS $36 MILLION TO PROMOTE JOBS, SELF-SUFFICIENCY FOR PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS

HUD AWARDS $36 MILLION TO PROMOTE JOBS, SELF-SUFFICIENCY FOR PUBLIC HOUSING RESIDENTS

WASHINGTON, D.C. – February 26, 2015 – (RealEstateRama) — In an effort to help public housing residents find job opportunities, The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $36 million in grants to public housing authorities and non-profit organizations across the nation to hire or retain service coordinators to help residents 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. See list of funding by states below.

The funding, provided through 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.

“Housing should be a springboard to success,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro. “This funding will help our local partners provide families with the educational and economic opportunities they need to build a more prosperous future for themselves and their children.”

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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2014 Resident Opportunities Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Awards
STATE

HOUSING AUTHORITY

AMOUNT

Alaska Central Council Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska

$246,000

Arizona Pinal County Housing and Community Development

$246,000

Moenkopi Senior Center, Inc.

$246,000

Housing Authority of Maricopa County

$246,000

California Area Housing Authority of the County of Ventura (AHA)

$243,000

Housing Authority of the County of Santa Barbara

$246,000

The Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles

$738,000

Chico Rancheria Housing Corporation & HA County of Butte

$222,072

Housing Authority of the City of San Buenaventura

$246,000

City of Madera

$246,000

Housing Authority of the City of Sacramento

$492,000

Housing Authority of the County of Riverside

$246,000

Housing Authority of the County of Fresno

$246,000

Colorado Walsh Annex Local Resident Council

$186,063

Platte Valley Dispersed East Local Resident Council

$186,063

Mulroy Apartments Local Resident Council

$186,063

Connecticut Ansonia Housing Authority

$246,000

  Bristol Housing Authority

$246,000

  The Housing Authority of the Town of Greenwich

$246,000

Florida The Housing Authority of the City of Titusville

$182,508

  Sarasota Housing Authority

$199,500

  Lee County Housing Authority

$246,000

  The Housing Authority of the County of Flagler

$246,000

Georgia Northwest Georgia Housing Authority

$435,888

Hawaii Kokua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services

$246,000

Iowa Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority

$246,000

City of Des Moines Municipal Housing Agency

$246,000

Idaho Nampa Housing Authority

$183,540

Nez Perce Tribal Housing Authority

$246,000

Illinois Macoupin County Housing Authority

$144,211

  The Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington

$246,000

  Decatur Housing Authority

$246,000

  Rock Island Housing Authority

$462,000

Indiana Housing Authority of the City of Bloomington

$177,000

  New Albany Housing Authority

$492,000

  Housing Authority of the City of Kokomo

$246,000

Kentucky Bryant Way Resident Council

$176,854

  Gordon Ave./Summit View Resident Council

$176,854

  Housing Authority of Floyd County

$199,050

  Louisville Metro Housing Authority

$694,925

  Housing Authority of Covington

$228,000

Massachusetts Fall River Housing Joint Tenant Council

$226,000

  New Bedford Housing Authority

$492,000

  Norwood Housing Authority

$246,000

  Lowell Housing Development Corporation

$204,000

Maryland Robinwood Tenant Council

$246,000

Resident Services Incorporated

$738,000

Maine Lewiston Housing Authority

$196,391

Portland Housing Authority

$341,132

Michigan SOS Community Services

$198,272

Minnesota City Wide Resident Council of the City of St. Paul Minnesota

$724,500

Northwest Minnesota Multi-County HRA

$240,000

North Carolina Greensboro Housing Authority

$492,000

  Burlington Development Corporation

$231,000

  City of Hickory Public Housing Authority

$246,000

  Statesville Housing Authority

$204,000

North Dakota Fargo Housing & Redevelopment Authority

$246,000

New Jersey Elm-West Tenant Resident Corporation

$246,000

  Housing Authority of the City of Rahway

$246,000

  New Jersey Institute for Disabilities

$240,000

  Housing Authority of the City of Jersey City

$492,000

  Phillipsburg Housing Authority

$246,000

  Housing Authority of the City of Paterson

$433,435

New Mexico Truth or Consequences Housing Authority

$246,000

New York Citywide Council of Syracuse Low Income Housing Residents

$492,000

  Resident Association of Humphrey Gardens

$246,000

  Niagara Falls Housing Authority

$246,000

  Municipal Housing Authority for the City of Yonkers

$492,000

  Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation

$738,000

  Buffalo Municipal Housing Authority

$738,000

  Rochester Housing Authority

$492,000

  Albany Housing Authority

$492,000

  White Plains Housing Authority

$237,000

Ohio Jurisdiction-wide Resident Advisory Board (J-RAB)

$738,000

  Zanesville Metropolitan Housing Authority

$240,000

  Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority

$679,533

  Akron Metropolitan Housing Authority

$725,000

  Springfield Metropolitan Housing Authority

$210,000

Oklahoma Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa

$352,293

Oregon Housing Authority of Clackamas County

$246,000

  Home Forward

$480,835

  Housing Authority of Lincoln County

$240,000

Pennsylvania Westmoreland County Housing Authority

$386,226

  Allegheny County Housing Authority

$492,000

  Harrisburg Housing Authority

$492,000

Rhode Island Providence Housing Authority

$738,000

Johnston Housing Authority

$182,100

South Carolina Housing Authority of Greenville

$246,000

Housing Authority of the City of Columbia, SC

$360,006

South Dakota Sisseton Wahpeton Housing Authority

$184,171

Tennessee Johnson City Public Housing Authority

$240,000

  Columbia Housing and Redevelopment Corporation

$246,000

  Jackson Housing Authority

$246,000

  Tennessee’s Community Assistance Corporation

$187,725

Texas Housing Authority of City of Fort Worth

$475,720

Houston Housing Authority

$648,000

Virginia Pleasant View Tenant Association

$218,000

  Cardinal Village Tenant Association

$218,000

  Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority

$231,000

  Chesapeake Redevelopment & Housing Authority

$226,575

Washington Housing Authority of the City of Tacoma

$246,000

  The Housing Authority of the City of Bremerton

$246,000

  Full Life Care

$738,000

Wisconsin Arlington Court Resident Organization

$203,150

  Riverview Resident Organization

$203,150

  Cherry Court Resident Organization

$203,150

  S.E.T. Ministry, Inc

$609,450

West Virginia Charleston-Kanawha Housing Authority

$217,200

  The Huntington West Virginia Housing Authority

$180,079

  Wheeling Housing Authority

$207,000

 TOTAL:

$35,747,684

HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.
HUD is working to
strengthen the housing market to bolster the economy and protect consumers; meet the
need for quality affordable rental homes: utilize housing as a platform for improving quality of life; build
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