Housing Authority Birmingham District | RESIDENT OPPORTUNITIES & SELF-SUFFICIENCY (ROSS)
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RESIDENT OPPORTUNITY & SELF- SUFFICIENCY (ROSS)

What is the ROSS Program?

ROSS is a program designed to assist residents of Public and Indian Housing make progress towards economic and housing self-sufficiency.  This program works to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the Public Housing program with public and private resources, for supportive services and resident empowerment activities.  To accomplish this, Service Coordinators assess the needs of participants to increase earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward achieving economic independence.  In the case of the elderly/disabled residents, Service Coordinators links participants to supportive services which enable them to remain in-place to avoid costly forms of care.

 

 

Supportive Services

  • Child Care
  • Adult Basic Ed
  • GED
  • Job Training
  • Financial Literacy
  • Health Care Coordination
  • Aging In Place
  • Nutrition
  • Life-Skills Training
  • Parenting
  • Clothing
  • Transportation
  • After-School Care

Who is Eligible?

All persons assisted by ROSS Coordinators must be residents of

  • Conventional Public Housing
    • Family – Anyone allowed to live in the unit except Live-In Aide and family
    • Elderly – Anyone at least 62 years of age
    • Person with Disabilities – Under HUD/Social Security Definition

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please contact the following for Support Services:

 

Fannie Dowdell – Elyton ROSS Coordinator

205.573.8248

Whitney Mullen – Southtown ROSS Coordinator

205.909.7709

Lillian Stamps – Cooper Green ROSS Coordinator

205.641.1558

 

Dontrelle Young-Foster
Vice President of Special Projects and Support Services
Housing Authority of the Birmingham District
1826 3rd Ave South
Birmingham, AL 35233
205-521-0630