Resident Opportunity and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Service Coordinators Program

The purpose of the Public and Indian Housing Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Service Coordinators (ROSS-SC) program is to provide grants to public housing agencies (PHAs), tribes/Tribally-designated housing entities (TDHEs), Resident Associations (RAs) and tax-exempt nonprofit organizations


(including grassroots, faith-based and other community-based organizations) for the provision of a Service Coordinator to coordinate supportive services and other activities designed to help Public and Indian 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 supporitve 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.

This program is similar to the Public Housing Family Self-Sufficiency program (PH FSS) however, the PH FSS program is open only to PHAs and tribes/TDHEs, has a requirement of an escrow account for its participants and provides one-year funding.

In addition to be open to PHAs and tribes/TDHEs, the ROSS SC program is also open to nonprofit and Resident Associations applicants, provides three-year funding, includes administrative expenses and training as eligible uses of the funds and requires a 25% match by statute.

A PHA or tribe may receive grants in both programs.
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Resident Opportunity and Supportive Services Service Coordinators

Department of Housing and Urban Development

Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Office: None

Estimated Funding: $36,000,000

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Eligible applicants.

Eligible applicants are PHAs (including newly established consolidated PHAs); tribes/TDHEs; tax exempt nonprofit organizations including grassroots faith-based and other community-based organizations that have resident support, PHA support or the support of tribes; Resident Associations (RAs); resident council (RCs); resident organizations (ROs); City-Wide Resident Organizations (CWROs); Intermediary Resident Organizations (IROs); Jurisdiction-Wide Resident Organizations; Regional Residential Organizations; Resident Management Corporations (RMCs); Site-Based Resident Organizations; Statewide Resident Organizations (SROs); and Tribal/TDHE resident groups.

The term "Resident Association" or "RA" will generally be used to refer to all types of eligible resident organizations.

Please see the section on "Definition of Terms" for a complete definition of each type of eligible resident organization.

HUD’s goal is to provide funding to sustain existing programs.

HUD will give first renewal priority to FY2011 grantees and second renewal priority to grantees from FY08-10 which were not renewed in the FY11, 12, or 13 competitions.

If funds are available after making awards under the renewal categories, HUD will fund eligible applicants under the “new” category.

Under the “new” category, first priority will be given to applicants with no prior ROSS-SC funding.

Second priority will be given to applicants wishing to serve PHAs that are currently being served by ROSS-SC grants that were funded under the FY2012 or FY2013 NOFAs.

Please see Section V.B.3.

“Order of Funding Priorities” for more information.

Please also see the "Definition of Terms" section for further information about what constitutes a "new applicant," a "renewal applicant," and "new funding." Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

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