The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded an additional $1.9 million to six public housing authorities and non-profit organizations across the nation to hire or retain service coordinators to help residents find jobs and educational opportunities. See list of grant funding by state below.

Last winter, HUD awarded $29 million to public housing authorities to help public housing residents find jobs so that they can become self-sufficient.

HUD’s Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency – Service Coordinators Program (ROSS-SC) helps public housing authorities, resident associations, non-profit organizations, Indian tribes or entities representing Indian tribes hire or retain “service coordinators” who work directly with residents to assess their needs and connect them with education, job training and placement programs, and/or computer and financial literacy services available in their community to promote self-sufficiency.

“Giving families who live in public housing the tools they need to invest in themselves helps them find jobs and housing and puts them on the path to self-sufficiency,” said HUD Secretary Ben Carson. “HUD is committed to investing in our residents so that they can have the tools they need for determine their own futures.”

The purpose of HUD’s ROSS-SC program is to encourage local, innovative strategies that link public housing assistance with public and private resources to enable participating families to increase earned income; reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance; and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency.


GeorgiaMacon Housing Moving to Success Programs, Inc.Macon$202,900
North CarolinaHousing Authority of the City of Wilmington North CarolinaWilmington$476,038
New JerseyRichmond Towers Resident AssociationPlainfield$39,250
New MexicoSanta Clara Pueblo Housing AuthorityEspanola$222,750
Rhode IslandLincoln Housing AuthorityLincoln$239,250
TexasSan Antonio Housing AuthoritySan Antonio$508,761


HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all.
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