Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency Grant Program

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:

  • Recruiting program participants
  • Conducting resident needs assessments
  • Making referrals to services and programming
  • Providing case management and coaching
  • Establishing and maintaining partnerships with local service providers
  • Tracking outcomes and reporting to HUD

ROSS Service Coordinators may serve (a) families, (b) elderly residents/persons with disabilities, or (c) both groups.

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Get Started with ROSS

This page provides an overview of the ROSS Program. The page includes:

  • An overview of the program
  • A description of program goals
  • A description of eligible applicants  
  • Information on how to access the most current ROSS grant application, or Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and related guidance

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Running ROSS Step-by-Step Online Guide

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:

  • Best practices for engaging and working with residents
  • Building partnerships with local service providers
  • Information and strategies for successfully managing the program
  • Tracking progress
  • Reporting outcomes to HUD

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.

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ROSS Data Guide 3.0

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.

ROSS Reporting: ROSS Data Guide 3.0 Webinar

This webinar walks through the ROSS Data Guide 3.0.

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ROSS Trending Topics Webinars

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:

  • Best practices in resident engagement strategies
  • Motivational interviewing, a client-centered approach to working with residents
  • Career Pathways, an innovative approach to job training and career advancement