Community Service Foundation will provide a two-part series of free Financial Fitness workshops. The workshops will be held at the Pinellas County Housing Authority’s Central Office which is located at 11479 Ulmerton Road in Largo. The first workshop of the series will be held from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Wednesday, October 21st, and the […]
Tag: Family Self Sufficiency
The Pinellas County Housing Authority has implemented a program for residents and participants of PCHA’s programs to enhance employability skills and opportunity as well as develop valuable professional skills. PCHA has contracted with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Neighborhood Family Center (NFC), and Greater Ridgecrest Area Youth Development Initiative (GRAYDI), to implement the new program. […]
On Monday, September 29th, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that $75 million would be awarded through the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program to selected public housing agencies across the nation. Of these funds, the state of Florida as a whole received over $3.3 million. The Pinellas County Housing Authority was awarded […]
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced another approval of funding to the Pinellas County Housing Authority (PCHA) to coordinate education, skills and job training to help public residents move to economic self-sufficiency. “In today’s economy, it’s never been more critical to help families obtain the skills that lead to jobs,” said HUD […]
HUD recently awarded the PCHA with funding from the Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency (ROSS) – Service Coordinators Program grant to offer more opportunities for its public housing residents, including self-sufficiency through employment and additional resources.
According to HUD, the purpose of HUD’s ROSS – Service Coordinators Program is to encourage local, innovative strategies that link public housing assistance with public and private resources to enable participating families to increase earned income; reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance; and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency.
HUD awarded more than $31 million to housing authorities, resident associations and non-profit organizations across the U.S. The PCHA received over $240,000 over a three-year period to implement the program. PCHA’s program will correlate with its newly implemented Family Self-Sufficiency Program.