Senator Jack Reed announces $700,000 in grants for public housing in Central Falls, Lincoln & Pawtucket
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) – U.S. Senator Jack Reed announced earlier this morning that housing authorities in Central Falls, Lincoln and Pawtucket will receive nearly $703,000 in federal funding from the Resident Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (ROSS) Program.
The ROSS Program provides job training and services like transportation, childcare, or counseling to help people transition from welfare to work.
“This federal funding will allow local housing authorities to provide families and seniors in public housing with critical support services to help them achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. This program is geared towards helping people who want to help themselves,” said Reed, a member of the Banking Committee, which oversees federal housing policy. “The work that ROSS program coordinators do is invaluable. The educational, employment, and life training skills they provide will help more Rhode Islanders live independently.”
The Central Falls Housing Authority will receive $ $212,179, The Lincoln Housing Authority will be given $244,800, and the Pawtucket Housing Authority will get $245,850.