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04/21/2016

Resident Opportunity Self-Sufficiency (Ross) Grant

The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston (CHA) has been awarded a Resident Opportunity Self Sufficiency (ROSS) Grant in the amount of $355,552.00.  The Agency received notification from the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) on April 7, 2016 that of the 303 grant applications we were fortunate to be one of the 117 Authorities selected to receive funding for the 2015 ROSS Grant.

The funding allows the agency to hire two Service Coordinators for three years who will work directly with public housing residents to assess their needs and and connect them with education, job training and placement programs, and/or computer and financial literacy services available in their community to promote self-sufficiency.

Housing provides families the foundation for successful opportunities.  Local partners aid our families with educational and economic opportunities allowing the families to obtain future success through successful employment and financial stability in our community.

The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston is excited about this much needed HUD grant, and we look forward to working with our residents in their progress toward economic self-sufficiency.

 

For more information contact:
Mr. Donald J. Cameron
President & CEO
Charleston Housing Authority
Cell:  843-209-9834  


For more information CONTACT:

info@chacity.org

A message from our President/Chief Executive Officer:

The Housing Authority of the City of Charleston was born of action on December 18, 1934 by a vote of the Charleston City Council. However, the actual permission for such a "creation" came via statute in the South Carolina General Assembly in March of 1934.

We have come a long way in our society, our City and our personal relationships. Nevertheless, the need for Public housing still exists today. We have so much more to do before we can truly say, the job is done.

Donald J. Cameron
President/Chief Executive Officer
Housing Authority of the City of Charleston