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Resident Opportunity & Self-Sufficiency Program

The Resident Opportunity & Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program is a voluntary program designed to assist residents of Public and Indian housing in making progress towards economic and housing self-sufficiency.

How the ROSS Program Works
The ROSS program assesses the needs of Public and Indian housing residents and links them to supportive services that enable participants to increase earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency. In the case of elderly and/or disabled residents, the Service Coordinator links participants to supportive services which enable them to age and remain in-place thereby avoiding more costly forms of care.

ROSS Program Resources & Services
In collaboration with local agencies and service providers, the ROSS Program assists residents with a variety of supportive services to include but not limited to: Life Skills Training (financial literacy/credit repair/banking and money management, information on tax forms, leases, health insurance, literacy training/GED preparation, basic education and English as a Second Language (ESOL)and mentoring, Job Training, Job Search, and Placement assistance (skills assessment, applying for a job, computer skills training, resume writing, and interviewing techniques. Employer Linkage and Job Placement (assist local employers and job placement providers to ensure new employment opportunities are created), Provision of Professional Clothing or Uniforms, Career Advancement and Planning Programs (set career goals and provide strategies with mentors, reinforce welfare-to-work programs, and combine education and skills training with jobs), Support for Career Advancement and Long-Term Economic Self-Sufficiency ( information on Individual Savings Accounts, Earned Income tax Credit Program and Voluntary Income Tax Assistance), After School or Summer Programs (programs for school-age children including children with disabilities, limited English proficiency to include tutoring and computer use), Transportation (enable residents to participate, maintain employment and independent living), Child Care, Early Childhood Education (to include children w/disabilities and limited English proficiency, Parenting (courses), Nutrition, Health Care Coordination (benefits under Affordable Care Act, referrals to mental health and substance abuse providers, referrals to HIV/AIDS education testing and treatment programs, Resident Business Development, Good Neighbor Programs, Coordinating Services (assist elderly or disabled to age-in-place, meal services, and emergency response), Disability Services Counseling, Wellness Program for Families and Seniors, Resident Organization Empowerment and Capacity-building, Community Safety, Civic Engagement (resources and training), and Linkages to Other Social Service Agencies.

Benefits of the ROSS Program
Residents who participate in the ROSS program have the opportunity to increase earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency.

ROSS Program Eligibility
Residents currently residing in a Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (SNRHA) Conventional Public and/or Indian Housing Development or receiving Native American Housing and Self Determination Act (NAHASDA) assisted housing is eligible to participate in the Resident Opportunity Self-Sufficiency Program.

Enrolling in the ROSS Program
Anyone interested in enrolling in the ROSS Program should complete a ROSS Interest Form. ROSS Interest Forms are available at each SNRHA Asset and Property Manager's office, or Click Here for the Resident Opportunity Self-Sufficiency Interest Form. Managers forward the ROSS Interest Forms to the ROSS Coordinators, and those interested in enrolling in the ROSS Program are contacted and given information to attend an orientation session.

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