Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1 Million In Ross Funding For Public Housing Authorities And Resident Associations Across Upstate New York

Apr 15, 2021

U.S. Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $1,165,663 in federal funding allocated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Resident Opportunity and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) program. This funding will be used to hire service coordinators for Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) and Resident Associations (RAs) in Upstate New York that will be responsible for assessing residential needs and providing support and empowerment services. These services will enable PHA residents and families to reach economic self-sufficiency, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, increase earned income, and achieve housing self-sufficiency or improve living conditions for elderly residents and residents living with disabilities.

“This federal investment from HUD will help housing authorities across Upstate support New Yorkers seeking financial independence and secure housing,” said Senator Schumer. “When we open up pathways to economic and housing opportunities, we help those in need to better provide for their families. I will always fight tirelessly for resources that help New Yorkers get back on their feet.” 

“There are too many barriers preventing families from reaching economic independence,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This federal funding will help New Yorkers from all walks of life pursue and achieve financial stability. I am proud to support public housing programs that uplift Upstate State New York communities working to ensure low-income individuals have the services needed to lead safe and productive lives.”

Recipients Listed Below: 




Albany Housing Authority



Rochester Housing Authority




Niagara Falls Housing Authority


Niagara Falls




Citywide Council of Syracuse Low Income Housing Residents



This ROSS Service Coordinator program provides funding to hire and maintain Service Coordinators who will assess the needs of residents of conventional Public Housing or Indian housing and coordinate available resources in the community to meet those needs. For more information, please follow this link.