Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency Service Coordinator Program

The Resident Opportunity & Self Sufficiency Service Coordinator (ROSS-SC) program is designed to assist residents of Public and Indian Housing make progress towards economic and housing self-sufficiency by removing the educational, professional and health barriers they face.



is defined as an individual’s ability to support their household by maintaining financial, housing, and personal/family stability.

To achieve self-sufficiency, an individual moves along a continuum towards economic independence and stability; such movement is facilitated by the achievement of individual educational, professional, and health-related goals.

To help residents make progress towards self-sufficiency, HUD provides ROSS-SC grant funding to eligible applicants to hire a Service Coordinator who assesses the needs of Public and Indian housing residents and links them to local training and supportive services that will enable participants to move along the self-sufficiency continuum.

In the case of elderly/residents with disabilities, the Service Coordinator also links them to congregate and other supportive services which enable them to age/remain in place in addition to providing other desired training and supportie services which are made available to other residents. Through the ROSS-SC grant, HUD also provides funding for grantees to provide direct services to further support the work of the ROSS-SC and ultimately, the goals of the ROSS program.
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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: Department of Housing and Urban Development

Estimated Funding: $35,000,000

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
Resident Associations (RAs) are also eligible to apply.

RAs and non-profit applicants that are not RAs must have either locally-incorporated nonprofit status (usually designated by the state) or 501(c)(3) nonprofit status designated by the IRS.

All applicants with nonprofit status must submit documentation attesting to their nonprofit status.

See "Definitions" for more information.

Indian Tribes as defined in Section 4(13) of NAHASDA are eligible to apply for FY21 ROSS funding.

Tribally-designated housing entities (TDHEs) as defined in section 4(22) of NAHASDA (25 U.S.C.

4103) are also eligible to apply for FY21 ROSS funding.

Tribes are reminded that the number of ROSS-SC positions they are eligible to apply for is based on the number of occupied NAHASDA-assisted rental units as of the deadline of this NOFO only in the properties they propose to serve with this grant.

For-profit entities are not eligible to apply.

Individuals are not eligible to apply.

EDSC Provision: PHAs that are currently eligible to receive annual funding under the Elderly/Disabled Service Coordinator (EDSC) program from the Public Housing Operating Fund that apply to serve elderly/disabled resident through this NOFO will forgo all future eligibility for EDSC funding through the Operating Fund.

If you are receiving EDSC funds, you may apply to serve families only on the HUD-52768 to not risk your EDSC funding.

Please go to: to find the Calendar Year 2021 EDSC list.

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

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