The Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program provides funding to hire and maintain Service Coordinators. ROSS Service Coordinators link residents of public housing and Indian housing that is funded through the Native American Housing Assistance and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA) with supportive services and activities that enable them to make progress towards economic independence and housing self-sufficiency. ROSS Service Coordinators perform many functions, including:
ROSS Service Coordinators may serve (a) families, (b) elderly residents/persons with disabilities, or (c) both groups.
This HUD.gov page provides an overview of the ROSS Program. The page includes:
This guide provides self-directed web-based guidance and best practices for ROSS Service Coordinators and other grantee staff who have an interest in seeing their agency’s ROSS grant succeed. Topics include:
Running ROSS Step-by-Step is intended primarily for ROSS Service Coordinators and grantee leadership and staff, including those who manage grant funding and reporting. The resource may also be of interest to potential applicants for ROSS funding, property managers, and HUD staff.
The ROSS-SC Data Dashboard is designed to support ROSS grantees and Service Coordinators in viewing their annually reported data in an online dashboard. The tool helps ROSS practitioners visualize their progress and understand how the activities and outcomes of their program compare to those of other similar grantees. There is also a ROSS program-wide dashboard with the ability to view ROSS program performance by state.
The tool was developed using Tableau’s visual analytics platform and is free. This tool is best viewed in Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari. It does not support Internet Explorer 10 or older Internet Explorer browsers.
This document lists data elements, descriptions, and commments applicable to the ROSS Program. This framework will assist grantees in tracking residents' progress and reporting performance outcomes to HUD.
This webinar walks through the ROSS Data Guide 3.0.
These webinars provide training on important topics with which ROSS Service Coordinators should familiarize themselves. Each webinar features best practices and guidance from ROSS-funded practitioners. Topics include: