HUD Awards $30 Million to Fund Ross Service Coordinators to Support Needs of Public and Indian Housing Residents
December 5, 2022
Source: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded funding to hire and maintain Service Coordinators who will assess the needs of residents of conventional Public Housing or Indian housing in addition to coordinating available resources in the community. Service Coordinators assist residents of Public and Indian Housing to make progress towards economic and housing goals by removing educational, professional, and health-related barriers.
The ROSS-SC awards will go to 111 Public Housing Agencies (PHAs), Tribally Designated Housing Entities (TDHEs), Resident Associations, and Nonprofit organizations supported by residents, PHAs, and/or tribes/TDHEs across the country to fund 135 Service Coordinator positions. Key changes to the 2022 program funding includes raising the maximum salary for Service Coordinators, adding Digital Inclusion to the list of areas of need, and making direct services an eligible expense when there are service provider gaps. These changes will result in better, more consistent services and increased engagement with the local partners to address the needs of both the residents and the community itself.
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