Resident Opportunities and  Self-Sufficiency (ROSS)
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ROSS (Resident Opportunity Self-Sufficiency) program serves to provide coordination and assess of services and resources within the community for the elderly and disabled Public Housing residents of Concord Towers and Vista Village. The ROSS program serves to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the Public Housing program with public and private resources, for supportive services and resident empowerment activities. These services enable participating residents to help improve living conditions and enable residents to age-in-place.


In partnership with outside agencies, these programs are designed to assist residents with transportation, referrals for substance abuse treatment, food pantry referrals, as well as continuous education through on-site workshops.
 

Partnering agencies include, but are not limited to:

  • E.O. Division of Senior Services

  • E.O. Health Department

  • Essex County Division of Aging

  • Essex County Transportation

  • Various Adult Daycare Centers

  • Various Medical Transportation Companies

  • Various Surgical / Medical Supply Companies

 

Congregate Housing Services

  • This is a state program that provides assistance to frail and at risk seniors in subsidized housing.

  • The program is designed to aid seniors and disabled residents in maintaining their independence, rather than be cared for in a long-term care facility.

  • This goal is reached by preventing the deterioration of apartments through housekeeping services as well as the decline in health by providing nutritional meal services, while promoting opportunities for socialization through regular shopping outings.

 

Other Activities Include: Computer classes, Senior Health Organization Program (SHOP), Bingo, Doctors’ office, Health Seminars, Movie Night, Coffee Hours, Nutrition Classes, ETC….

 

Hours of Operation
Monday: By appointment only
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8:30am-11:45am and 1:00pm-3:45pm

For Interims, Walkins, Appointments, Moving Papers and Landlord Walkins
Friday: By appointment only

Waiting list information is available upon request.
NOTE: We are CLOSED the last two days of each month.

Searching for a Home
Prior to searching for a home, voucher holders should review EOHA’s payment standards. EOHA’s occupancy standard is based on two persons per bedroom, regardless of age or sex.   Knowing the payment and occupancy standard will help guide your selection process.     

EOHA works in Landlords in the area to compile a list of apartments for rent to voucher holders. The EOHA does not assist with Security Deposits.  Click here to search for available rental properties.

Important Notes   
You must have a minimum of 30 days remaining on your voucher to port to City of East Orange
Before visiting or contacting EOHA, please allow our Portability Department to contact you via phone or mail.    
Please keep in mind that you will be required to comply with EOHA's policies and procedures.  EOHA’s policies will be reviewed in depth with you during your intake/briefing appointment.