Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Grant Program


Can I Live receives HUD funding to operate the ROSS Service Coordinator grant program.  The funding is used 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.

Service Coordinators play a critical key role in helping to foster a housing plus supportive service environment that allows vulnerable persons to live independently and remain in their homes. HUD expects that the Service coordinator will:

  • Shift away from the "refer and link" approach and towards a proactive and collaborative approach

  • Assess resident's needs; help identify, access and coordinate services and monitor receipt and follow through of services

  • Seek to establish and sustain strong coordination that help residents to identify and effectively manage their preventative health and social service needs

  • Create and sustain partnerships with community-based supportive service providers, hospitals, health agencies service providers and other community stakeholders.

To this end, Can I Live administers a "World Class State of the Art" ROSS program that supports the housing authorities existing self-sufficiency pipelines.  Can I Live makes connections with residents like no other service provider, simply because we are residents who understand the needs and challenges of our communities.


If you're currently operating a ROSS program and are looking for ways to:

  • Enhance Program Outcomes

  • Improve Service Delivery

  • Motivate and Engage Program Participants

  • Increase Participation

  • Grow Capacity to Reduce Dependency 


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