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9.16.21 CLPHA Member Update
For those applicants located in presidentially declared disaster areas, HUD is extending the deadline for the FY21 Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to October 1, 2021. Published in July, the FY21...
9.8.21 Report
HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) recently announced the publication of midpoint findings from the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program evaluation. In 2012, HUD PD&R commissioned the first nationwide study of the FSS program that incorporates a randomized...
9.7.21 Members Making News
From the Boston Housing Authority's website: Through a new partnership with Compass Working Capital, the Boston Housing Authority’s Family Self- Sufficiency (FSS) program has nearly tripled in size since 2020, rising to become one of the largest programs of its kind in the country. The FSS...
9.7.21 Members Making News
From ABC 13 Toledo: In late June, the Lucas Metropolitan Housing Authority opened up their waitlist for affordable housing that had been closed since February of 2020. They received nearly 3000 applications. “We realize there is an affordable housing crisis and we are going to be...
7.30.21 Members Making News
HUD recently announced $105 million in available FY21 renewal grant funds to support the salaries of Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program Coordinators who connect participating families to public and private resources to increase their earned income and financial...
7.12.21 CLPHA Member Update, Report
On July 6, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) published the second report on the national evaluation of the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program titled Work, Engagement, and Well-being at the Midpoint: Findings from the Family Self-Sufficiency Evaluation. In 2012, HUD...
6.30.21 Members Making News
From the Toledo Blade: Tatiana Brown was down on her luck and in a rut. Working two jobs and trying to get by like millions of other everyday Americans, she found herself still struggling to get ahead. So in 2014, she turned to public housing.  She applied to Lucas Metropolitan Housing, was...
4.22.21 Members Making News
From Lucas Metropolitan Housing's press release: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded Lucas Metropolitan Housing $423,352 under the Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) grant program. ROSS grant funds will help the agency hire and/or retain Service...
3.26.21 CLPHA Member Update, CLPHA Advocacy
CLPHA has signed onto a letter to HUD leadership, organized by Compass Capital, that provides recommendations to HUD for implementation of the increased Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) funding received in FY21. In FY21, FSS received $105 million, a 30% increase...
3.10.21 Members Making News
CLPHA congratulates the Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority upon receiving a $246,468 grant from HUD’s Family Self-Sufficiency Program! HUD’s Family Self -Sufficiency (FSS) Program funding helps local public housing authorities to hire Service Coordinators who work...

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