U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Press Release

HUD Awards Nearly $1.3 Million to Promote Jobs, Self-Sufficiency for Public Housing Residents in Wisconsin

“Today, we make an affirmative investment in families living in public housing to help them build a brighter future for themselves and their children,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro.

MADISON – To help public housing residents find jobs and educational opportunities, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today awarded nearly $1.3 million in grants to public housing authorities and non-profit organizations in Wisconsin to hire or retain service coordinators to help residents achieve economic and housing independence. See list of agencies below.

The funding, provided through HUD’s Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency – Service Coordinators Program (ROSS-SC) helps public housing authorities, resident associations, non-profit organizations, Indian tribes or entities representing Indian tribes hire or retain “service coordinators” who work directly with residents to assess their needs and connect them with education, job training and placement programs, and/or computer and financial literacy services available in their community to promote self-sufficiency.

“Today, we make an affirmative investment in families living in public housing to help them build a brighter future for themselves and their children,” said HUD Secretary Julián Castro. “This funding allows our local partners to support residents’ goals and put them on the path toward self-sufficiency.”

“This grant will facilitate educational and economic opportunities that public housing residents need to get on a trajectory towards success and independence,” said HUD Midwest Regional Administrator, Antonio R. Riley.

The purpose of HUD’s ROSS-SC program is to encourage local, innovative strategies that link public housing assistance with public and private resources to enable participating families to increase earned income; reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance; and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency.

HUD’s mission is to create strong, sustainable, inclusive communities and quality affordable homes for all. More information about HUD and its programs is available on the Internet at www.hud.gov and http://espanol.hud.gov

You can also connect with HUD on social media and follow Secretary Castro on mTwitter and Facebook or sign up for news alerts on HUD’s Email List.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
2015 ROSS Service Coordinator Grant Awards

State Applicant Name Amount Funded
Wisconsin Merrill Park RO, Inc. $223,775
College Court RO, Inc. $223,775
Locust Court RO, Inc. $223,775
City of Madison Community Development Authority, Housing Ops $216,264
Sheboygan Housing Authority $238,479
St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin $134,922
State Total $1,260,990

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