ROSS Program


A HUD-Funded and MHA-Sponsored Resident Self-sufficiency Program

Welcome to Public Housing in Missoula!

The Resident Opportunity Self-Sufficiency program (ROSS) is a federally funded program through HUD (The Department of Housing and Urban Development) and administered through the Missoula Housing Authority. This program supports Public Housing residents by linking them with valuable community resources so they can obtain economic self-sufficiency, independence, improved quality of life, and in some cases so they can maintain stable housing as they age.

ROSS provides referrals for resources and information:

  • HiSET (GED)/College Prep
  • Quality Childcare
  • Credit Issues
  • Credit Building programs
  • Educational Goals
  • Financial Literacy/ Rent Wise classes
  • Senior Services
  • Disability Counseling
  • Support Services for anyone
  • Food
  • Mediation between Neighbors
  • Family Meeting Facilitation
  • Healthcare
  • Mental Health Services
  • Dental Services
  • Medicaid and Medicare Assitance
  • Native American Services
  • Help with forms
  • Social Security Benefits
  • Taxes
  • Senior Employment
  • Empowerment Activites
  • Parent Education
  • Transportation

Meet Your ROSS Coordinator

Ellie Greenwood

BaileyMy name is Ellie Greenwood I have been the ROSS Coordinator since June 2009. I have been living and working in Missoula for the last 25 years. I am a friendly, have a sense of humor, and like working with people! And return my calls! As the ROSS Service Coordinator I can assist all Public Housing residents who need to secure basic needs before moving on to other self sufficiency goals. As a Service Coordinator—the bread and butter of what I do is connect public housing residents with community based services, information and activities. For residents who are interested in more in-depth work on self- sufficiency goals I will help you develop your own Individual Training and Self Sufficiency Plan to get you started on meeting the goals you have identified for your health, education, financial fitness, and quality of life!

I can also assist residents who need help:

  • Navigating the local court system
  • Clarification of Fair Housing rules
  • Assistance with the MHA/HUD Grievance Process for the Public Housing program
  • Assist tenants with the Public Housing Grievance process