On February 27, HUD announced $36 million in funding awards to public housing authorities and other grantees through the agency’s Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency-Service Coordinators program (ROSS-SC). The awards will allow grantees to hire or retain service coordinators who help connect public housing residents with crucial resources like employment training, financial literacy services, educational opportunities, and health and wellness programs.
CLPHA Responds to Trump’s Proposed Cuts to Public Housing Budget
In the face of an estimated capital needs backlog of $70 billion, HUD’s budget zeroes out the public housing capital fund, which is used to address the growing physical needs of aging properties.
From Fort Worth Housing Solutions' website:
Hats off to the 51 women and men who graduated from either the Family Self-Sufficiency or Homeownership programs in 2019! We celebrated their successes at a graduation dinner Dec. 3.
From The Journal Gazette:
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Tuesday it has awarded nearly $500,000 in grants to the Fort Wayne Housing Authority.
A grant for $343,896 will provide access to affordable housing to 56 people with disabilities, and a grant for $148,174 will fund three service coordinators who assist residents participating in the federal Family Self-Sufficiency Program, which aims to reduce or eliminate the need for rental and welfare assistance.
From the El Paso Herald-Post:
For many people, home ownership is the ultimate American dream. But for some, it’s a dream that can feel just out of reach.
That’s why the Housing Authority of the City of El Paso (HACEP) offers comprehensive home ownership and family self-sufficiency programs. In their 17th year, the programs offer tailored solutions to qualifying HACEP residents who want to own their own home.
From 90.5 WCBE:
U.S. Housing and Urban Development officials were in Columbus Wednesday for a trio of announcements regarding the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority.
HUD Midwest Regional Administrator Joseph Galvan announced that CMHA has been awarded nearly $156,000 to help families attain self-sufficiency.
From Affordable Housing Finance:
Youths aging out of foster care have a new place to live in Vancouver, Wash.
The recently completed Caples Terrace serves young adults 18 to 24 years who might not otherwise have a place to live. It’s the first project by the Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) to target this unique population.
On December 31, 2019 HUD announced more than $79 million in Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) grants to nearly 700 public housing authorities nationwide. FSS grants help public housing authorities hire service coordinators who connect public housing residents with local programs and services with the goal of increasing residents’ earnings and decreasing their dependencies on public assistance.