Public Housing Family Self-Sufficiency under Resident Opportunity and Supportive Services

To promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the Public Housing program with public and private resources to enable participating families to achieve economic independence and housing self-sufficiency.

Agency - Department of Housing and Urban Development

The Department of Housing and Urban Development's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. HUD fulfills this mission through high ethical standards, management and accountability, and by forming partnerships with community organizations.

Office - Designated personal in the offices of Public Housing and Native American Programs listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Program Accomplishments

130-200 grants each year since 2004.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Grant funds may be used to pay the salary and fringe benefits of a program coordinator.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) and Tribes and tribally designated housing entities (TDHEs).

Beneficiary Eligibility

Individuals and families who are residents of conventional public or Indian housing are eligible to receive benefits from the ROSS program.



Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

A Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) prescribing the specific information to be submitted will be published in the Federal Register by HUD Headquarters. HUD provides the application and standard forms for this program.

Award Procedures

HUD will review those applications in accordance with the NOFA published in the Federal Register.


The NOFA will announce the deadline for application submission.


Section 34 of the 1937 Act, 42 U.S.C 1437z-6, as amended by The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008 (Public Law 110-161, approved December 26, 2007).

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

HUD will undertake processing of applications and selection of successful applicants. HUD will make final selection and obligate funds.


There is no appeals process. Applicants whose applications did not receive funding may request a debriefing. Further information is included in the NOFA.



Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements


Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

HUD will provide assistance for a 1-year time period.

Post Assistance Requirements


Grantees must keep records and make available semi-annual reports as specified by HUD.

Grantees must also report using the Family Self Sufficiency Addendum to the HUD-50058 form in the Public and Indian Housing (PIH) Information Center (PIC) unless otherwise arranged for MTW agencies.


Grantees must adhere to the policies, guidelines and requirements of 24 CFR Part 84 or 85 and OMB Circular No. A-87; and OMB Circular Nos. A-110 and A-122 apply to the acceptance and use of assistance by private nonprofit agencies.


Records will be retained in accordance with the HUD regulation, 24 CFR Part 84 or 85.

Financial Information

Account Identification



FY 07 Reported under 14.876; FY 08 Reported under 14.870; and FY 09 Reported under 14.870.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance


Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

HUD appropriation statutes and the specific fiscal year NOFA published in the Federal Register provide program requirements and guidelines.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

Designated personal in the offices of Public Housing and Native American Programs listed in Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Ron Ashford, Director, HOPE VI Community and Supportive Services 202-401-8812 x4258.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

The criteria for selecting proposals will be listed in the NOFA.

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