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. Self sufficiency 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 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 move along a continuum towards economic independence and stability. In the case of elderly/disabled residents, the Service Coordinator links participants to supportive services which enable them to age/remain in place.
- Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
- Resident Associations (RAs)