From the District of Columbia Housing Authority's e-newsletter:
For the first time in nearly a decade, the District of Columbia Housing Authority was awarded $717,000 in a ROSS grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. This funding will be project specific.
The Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) – Service Coordinator Program helps public housing authorities, resident associations, non-profit organizations, and other HUD-funded entities receive funds for 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. The grant is paid out over a three-year period.
“These funds present a great opportunity for the new leadership at DCHA to facilitate connections between our customers and local programs that will help them meet their needs,” said DCHA Executive Director Tyrone Garrett. “This is exciting because it increases our capacity to position our residents for success.”
Read “DCHA Awarded with a ROSS Grant” in the District of Columbia Housing Authority's e-newsletter.