Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Residential Opportunity Self Sufficiency (ROSS)

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.

Transportation

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.

Life Skills

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.

Health Wellness

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

Contact

Marquise Vilsaint, ROSS Service Program Coordinator
1350 North Dixie Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432
Phone: 561-394-2496 Fax: 561-394-6022
Email: mvilsaint@bocahousing.org