What is it?
The Resident Opportunity and Self Sufficiency Service Coordinator (ROSS) program was created by a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Office of Public and Indian Housing to The Aurora Housing Authority (AHA). The purpose of the ROSS program is to assess the needs of the AHA Public Housing residents and coordinate available resources in the community. The objective of the program is to assist public housing residents in stabilizing and improving their housing, employment, family welfare, and health status to enable AHA tenants to break the cycle of poverty and move towards self-sufficiency. Interim goals will be established to assist client(s) to become independent from welfare/public housing. A component of the ROSS program addressing the disabled/eldery states supportive services are to be provided to these populations to assist them to live comfortably and independently in their public housing setting.
What Will Occur?
The ability to assist a client to move toward self-sufficiency will be accomplished by utilizing an Intensive Case Management program which will include assessing a client’s strengths and needs, identifying barriers, cultivating strategies, a comprehensive case plan, monitoring and supporting client participation to promote movement toward self-sufficiency. In conjunction with developing a sound Case Management plan for the residents, is the development of a strategic partnership with community providers.
Who Is Eligible?
Any Aurora Housing Authority Public Housing tenants who continue to meet the income limits established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for Public Housing are eligible to apply for the ROSS program.