Employment/Career Opportunities

Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency Program (ROSS)

The Resident Opportunity & Self-Sufficiency Program is here to provide our BHA residents with the resources and opportunities to achieve economic self-sufficiency.  ROSS offers workshops and training events on financial literacy, career development, scholarship applications, and computer literacy among other topics.  

Interested residents should contact the Service Coordinator assigned to their development:

Alice Taylor and Barkley (Cathedral) Apartments – Yaendy Matos (617) 988-3406 or (617) 756 - 4628
Mildred Hailey – Service Coordinator 
Franklin Field – Joseph Robinson at (617) 756 - 4118 or (857) 243-5531

Public Housing Family Self-Sufficiency Program

Boston Housing Authority provides participants in the federally-funded Housing Choice Voucher Program (commonly known as Section 8) the oppurtunity to save part of their rent increase when they earn more money at work through the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program.

How does the FSS Program work?
FSS is a voluntary five-year program. In the program, you will:

  • Set your own long-term goals. In the FSS Program, you establish long-term goals and work with a Financial Coach to achieve them. Some goals include: going back to school, saving for retirement, buying a home, starting a business, paying down debt, and more.
  • Work one-on-one with a Financial Coach. You’ll meet regularly with your Compass Financial Coach, who will help you build a customized plan that supports you in your income, credit, debt, savings, and long-term goals.
  • Build savings with the FSS Savings Account. In the FSS Program, you are rewarded when you earn more money at work. When you, or a household member, increase your earned income (by a raise, new job or extra hours), you get to save part of your monthly rent increase in your FSS Savings Account. You can use these savings towards your goals in the program.
Where can I find more information?

For more information on this program, please see this fact sheet and frequently asked questions.
You can also view the FSS Frequently Asked Questions in Spanish and Chinese.

How do I join?

You can apply for the program here.


Mayor's Boston Tax Help Coalition

Led by the Mayor’s Office, the Boston Tax Help Coalition has been providing low- and moderate-income tax payers with FREE financial services since 2001. From January to April, the Coalition offers free tax preparation virtually. Year-round financial coaching programs are also available to promote economic empowerment to Boston residents. Visit the website for more information. For more information about the Financial Coaching Program, contact them at (617) 635-4500 or FreeTaxHelp@boston.gov 

How can I find the nearest Free Tax Preparation Site?

Call (617) 635-4500, visit the website.

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