LCHA is Awarded ROSS Grant!
We are extremely excited to announce that we are 1 of the 137 agencies nationwide to receive a grant in the amount of $239,250 to promote employment and self-sufficiency for our public housing residents. This grant is awarded through HUD's Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency - Service Coordinators program.
We are very eager to further empower our residents by helping them improve their quality of life, make progress towards financial independence, and/or ensure they have the services and resources needed to comfortably age in place.
When we refer to helping them improve their quality of life, we mean to help our participants achieve overall wellness and success by staying true to our core values which are: Financial Literacy, Health and Well being, Safety and Security, and Adult Education. To attain this goal, we will be hosting an informational panel discussion and service provider fair with our program coordinating committee (PCC) for our residents to ensure they are aware of this important and wonderful opportunity. This will also give us a chance to survey each of our residents and make certain we connect them to the support and services they need. Some of the supportive services provided includes but is not limited to:
- Working with our health care partner service providers to:
- Evaluate current medical needs and provide connections to any additional health services they need.
- Ensure the resident is attending regular medical appointments.
- Create a healthy living plan that includes a good diet and daily activity.
- Refer and encourage the resident to attend partner and community sponsored activities and workshops.
- Assistance with activities of daily living for elderly/disabled.
- Working with financial education service providers to:
Coordinate financial literacy workshops geared towards senior citizens designed to inform older adults about ways to prevent financial exploitation and effectively manage their personal finances.
If you would like to read more about this topic, please see HUD's press release here.