Residential Opportunity Self Sufficiency (ROSS)
ROSS Grant Program
The Housing Authority was rewarded a Federal grant July 2010 for its Public Housing program. It is called the ROSS grant: Resident Opportunities Self-Sufficiency. We are fortunate that it is a three year program. It is very similar to the FSS program and our Coordinator will work with all of our residents to link them with any and all neighborhood services.
Child Care Assistance
The ROSS grant program assist with a one time financial assistant up to $200 to secure affordable child care while attending educational/vocational training or employment. These temporary funds are allocated to license child care providers to assist with daycare fees.
The ROSS grant assist residents by providing transportation through the purchase of bus passes. Residents enrolled in the ROSS Grant program are eligible for bus passes for their attendance in an educational/ vocational training course or employment.
Computer Resource Lab
Our computer lab is located in the Louis Martin Community Center on the Dixie Manor property. Residents are free to join the computer class during the hours of 6:00-8:00pm Mondays and Wednesdays. Computers are available to residents to complete coursework, apply for state health and food benefits, update resumes, and search for employment.
In addition to the supportive services provided, participants can benefit from various life skills classes addressing health awareness, the elderly and disabled, family life, employment, financial literacy, budgeting, credit building and repair, entrepreneurship, and homeownership to name a few.
The Boca Raton Housing Authority has implemented a wellness program. Zumba is a combination of aerobic and Latin dance moves in an effort to make exercise fun. Classes are conducted every Saturday from 10:00am-11:00am at the Lois Martin Community Center located at 1350 North Dixie Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432.The classes are free for Dixie Manor residents, non-residents pay a fee of $5.00 for each class. Participants are asked to wear appropriate work out attire and bring plenty of water.
Community Service Providers
Adult Education Center United Way of Palm Beach County
South Tech City of Boca Raton
Workforce Alliance Lake Worth Community Dev.
Conniston CMS Boca Raton Housing Authority
Marquise Vilsaint, ROSS Service Program Coordinator
1350 North Dixie Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: 561-394-2496 Fax: 561-394-6022