Resident Opportunities Self-Sufficiency Program

The Resident Opportunities Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) program is a public housing resident self-sufficiency program funded through HUD to assist residents with supportive services and service coordination. The purpose of the program is to work with our public housing residents to create individual work plans related to employment, education, and strategies to reduce and eliminate subsidy assistance.


Our team of ROSS Case Managers will work closely with you to develop work plans to help you meet your individual goals and connect you with local agencies and services that provide additional supportive services and resources you may need to achieve success. Our ROSS staff will be able to provide transportation for job training and job interviews, while you participate in the program.

ROSS will also provide you with weekly job listings to connect you to local job opportunities and provide community service hour options for those required to complete mandatory community service hours with RHA or DHS requirements. While participating in ROSS, you will receive monthly resources related to pre-employment skills, interviewing tips, child care referrals, community resources and much more. If you’re ready to take advantage of these free resources and services available to you at each of our family sites, please contact the ROSS Programs Manager Coordinator Carandus Brown, 815-489-8551 or the ROSS Coordinator Ray Williams, 815-489-8591.