Supportive Resident Independence Services

 

Ross-Service Coordinator for Senior and Disabled Residents

Shati Gerald (609) 646-3023  sgerald@pleasantvilleha.org

The purpose of the ROSS Service Coordinator program is to assess the needs of residents of conventional Public Housing and coordinate available resources in the community to meet those needs. “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. These services should enable participating families to increase earned income, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency, or, in the case of elderly or disabled residents, help improve living conditions and enable residents to age-in-place.”

Public Housing FSS Coordinator

Ronald Lewis (609) 484-3413 rlewis@pleasantvilleha.org

The purpose of the Public Housing FSS (PH FSS) program is to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the Public Housing program with public and private resources, enable participating families to increase earned income and financial literacy, reduce or eliminate the need for welfare assistance, and make progress toward achieving economic independence and housing self-sufficiency. The FSS program provides critical tools that can be used by communities to support welfare reform and help families develop new skills that will lead to economic self-sufficiency. As a result of their participation in the FSS program, many families have achieved stable, well-paid employment, which has made it possible for them to become homeowners or move to other non-assisted housing. An FSS program coordinator assures that program participants are linked to the supportive services they need to achieve self-sufficiency. In addition to working directly with families, an FSS Program Coordinator is responsible for building partnership with 3 employers and services providers in the community to help participants obtain jobs and services. FSS Program Coordinators must ensure that the services included in contracts of participation of program participants are provided on a regular, ongoing and satisfactory basis; that participants are fulfilling their responsibilities under the contracts and that FSS escrow accounts are established and properly maintained for eligible families.

HCV FSS Coordinator

Kathryne Grady (609) 484-9308 kgrady@pleasantvilleha.org

The objective of the HCV FSS program is to enable participating low-income families to increase their earned income and reduce their dependency on welfare assistance and rental subsidies. Under the FSS program, low-income families are provided opportunities for education, job training, counseling and other forms of social service assistance, while living in assisted housing, so they can obtain skills necessary to achieve self-sufficiency. Public housing agencies (PHAs) that administer FSS programs enter into five-year contracts with new families on an ongoing basis. The FSS contract spells out the terms and conditions governing participation and the responsibilities of both the PHA and the family.