Saturday, August 24, 2019
Resident Opportunities Self-Sufficiency (ROSS)

What is ROSS?

The ROSS Program is a program for Public Housing residents that operates through partnerships with numerous social services, corporations, private business, and non-profit organizations.  The ROSS Program provides a diverse set of training and educational tools for families to become self-sufficient and move out of Public Housing.

How it works

  • Public Housing Authority appoints the ROSS Program Coordinator to coordinate program
  • ROSS Program Coordinator works with various groups, businesses, both profit and non-profit organizations, and local government agencies to provide training and other services
  • ROSS Program Coordinator assists in training and develops forms.
  • Resident completes ROSS Application and/or Agreement form.
  • Public Housing residents are selected to participate in the ROSS Program.

    Residents’ Participation

    The ROSS Program is designed to accommodate all residents living in Public Housing regardless of age, color, creed and race. The ROSS Program Coordinator and Service Providers (Partners) will be responsible for developing screening and selection criteria to assist eligible families to gain self-sufficiency.

    The criteria for participation in the ROSS Program are as follows:

    • Must be family resident
    • Must be in good standing with the Housing Authority and have no outstanding debts to the Housing Authority
    • Must complete a ROSS Application and/or Contract
    • Must be willing to work toward self-sufficiency

    For more information on the ROSS Program Email: Betsy Farmer Office Phone: 321-775-1586