OKLAHOMA CITY – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $28 million in grants to public housing authorities and nonprofit organizations across the nation to hire or retain service coordinators to help residents find jobs and educational opportunities. 

The Housing Authority of the City of Muskogee was awarded $111,210, and the Cherokee Nation was awarded $380,220.

HUD’s Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency – Service Coordinators Program (ROSS-SC) helps public housing authorities, resident associations, nonprofit organizations, Indian tribes or entities representing Indian tribes hire or retain “service coordinators” who work directly with residents to assess their needs and connect them with education, job training and placement programs, and/or computer and financial literacy services available in their community to promote self-sufficiency.