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Resident Opportunities & Self-Sufficiency Program

The Jersey City Housing Authority was awarded a ROSS grant from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development in 2008 and 2011 for the purpose of providing Social Service Coordinators at public housing communities to assist resident in their efforts to achieve financial self-sufficiency.

The ROSS Coordinators plan, implement and coordinate activities which promote self-sufficiency. The Coordinators meet with residents in a confidential setting, conduct comprehensive needs assessments, develop individualized “action plans”, assist residents in resume writing and job search and maintain a timely, on-site job bank.

The ROSS Coordinators work closely with local service providers and develop effective professional relationships so that they are able to refer residents to the appropriate organizations for education, job skills training, health and addiction and related programs. In some cases, the local service organizations bring specialized programs to the public housing communities (e.g., Job and Health Fairs, “Strengthening Families”, Computer Classes, Girl Scouts, and Nutrition Workshops). The programs currently operate at the following public housing communities:

  • Holland Gardens

  • Hudson Gardens

  • Berry Gardens

ROSS Program at Hudson and Holland Gardens*

 (ROSS Service Coordinator)

Hours: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Monday Hudson Gardens

Tuesday Holland Gardens

Wednesday Hudson Gardens

Thursday Holland Gardens

Friday Hudson Gardens

Schedule subject to change to meet resident needs. When possible, please call in advance.

*Residents from other family public housing sites who are seeking ROSS assistance are encouraged to call Ms. Chapple to schedule an appointment at Hudson/Holland Gardens or at their site.

Holland Office: 201-763-7335

Hudson Office: 201-706-4777


ROSS program at Berry Gardens

Shonda Jeter (ROSS Service Coordinator)

Hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday through Friday

199 Ocean Avenue: 201-706-4753

92 Danforth Avenue: 201-706-4763