February 22, 2018

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $2 Million In Federal Funding For Public Housing Organizations Throughout New York

Funds Will Be Used to Help Low-Income Public Housing Residents Gain Access to Educational and Career Resources

Washington, DC – U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $2,703,350 in federal funding to public housing authorities and housing non-profit organizations throughout New York. The funds were provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency-Service Coordinators Program (ROSS-SC).

The funds will be used to hire or retain Service Coordinators, who will assess the needs of residents in public housing and connect them with education, job training, placement programs, and computer and financial literacy services available in their community. The program aims to help low-income residents find jobs and educational opportunities to improve their quality of life.

“This $2 million HUD investment will help provide low-income New Yorkers with better access to educational and professional opportunities. As Senate Minority Leader, I will continue to fight tooth and nail to secure as many resources as possible that help New Yorkers continue investing in their futures,” said Senator Schumer.

“These federal funds will help hardworking New Yorkers who live in public housing get access to the support, training, and education they need to improve their quality of life,” said Senator Gillibrand. “I will always fight in the Senate to make sure our communities have the resources they need to succeed.”

A breakdown of funding for ROSS-SC grant awards provided for New York State is included below.

Recipient

Amount

Citywide Council of Syracuse Low Income Housing Residents

$492,000

Ocean Bay Community Development Corporation, Inc.

$738,000

Albany Housing Authority

$492,000

Rochester Housing Authority

$492,000

Niagara Falls Housing Authority

$243,350

Community Development Corporation of Long Island, Inc.

$246,000

The ROSS-SC program provides funding to help Public Housing Agencies, resident associations, and nonprofit organizations hire Service Coordinators that coordinate supportive services designed to help public housing residents achieve economic and housing self-sufficiency. More information can be found here.