Resident Opportunity & Self-Sufficiency Program

The purpose of the Resident Opportunity & Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Service Coordinator (SC) program is to assist residents of public and Indian housing in making progress towards economic and housing self-sufficiency.

To accomplish this goal, ROSS provides grant funding to eligible applicants to


hire Service Coordinators to assess the needs of public and Indian housing residents and link them to supportive services that enable participants to increase earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency.

In the case of elderly/disabled residents, the Service Coordinator links participants to supportive services which enable them to age/remain in place thereby avoiding more costly forms of care.
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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: $35,000,000

Who's Eligible

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Native American tribes as defined at 4(13) of NAHASDA, Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs) as defined at 4(22) of NAHASDA.

Resident associations of all kinds must have either locally-incorporated nonprofit status (usually designated by the state or tribal government) or 501(c)(3) nonprofit status designated by the IRS.

Applicants must provide documentation with their application attesting to their designation as a locally-incorporated non-profit organization or a federally designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit.

Such documentation must include a copy of the 2015 federal annual information return submitted to the IRS (for 501(c)(3) applicants) or the state or tribal equivalent for locally-incorporated nonprofits.

If this information is not submitted as part of the application, it will be requested during the deficiency period.

Please see Section IV.B.

"Content and Form of Application Submission" for more information.

EDSC Provision.

PHA applicants that are currently eligible to receive annual renewal funding under the Elderly/Disabled Service Coordinator (EDSC) program from the Public Housing Operating Fund that apply to serve elderly/disabled residents through this NOFA will forgo all future eligibility for EDSC funding through the Operating Fund.

These applicants may apply and receive funding to serve families only without risking their EDSC funding.

To confirm if your PHA is affected by this EDSC provision, please see the list of PHAs that are eligible to receive EDSC funding by going to: http:// hudportal/ HUD?src=/ program_offices/ public_indian_housing/ programs/ ph/ am/ of/ opfnd2016.

When completing your ROSS-SC application, please pay special attention to the EDSC section on the HUD form 52768 – “ROSS Service Coordinators Funding Request.” For-profit entities are not eligible to apply.

Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.

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