ROSS Services

Empowering the Community (EMPOWERLINK):

Through collaboration with the Carrollton City School System, the Housing Authority of the City of Carrollton, the City of Carrollton, and the Carrollton City Schools Educational Foundation the EMPOWERLINK system now operates in the homes of public housing residents. The EMPOWERLINK system links public housing apartments directly to the City of Carrollton School System Network through the city’s fiber optic cable. Now homes with school-age children are closer to closing the educational gap between the “haves” and “have-nots” through technological resources.

The ROSS Services EMPOWERLINK program is currently available to Griffin Homes and Thomas Homes residents who have children between the ages of 4-18 years who also attend the City of Carrollton School System.

The ROSS Services is funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development through a competitive grant process that was awarded to the Housing Authority of the City of Carrollton.

If you have any questions, contact Matthew Kittle, Information Technology Specialist, (770)834-5480 ext. 16


About the ROSS Program

The Housing Authority of the City of Carrollton receives funding from the U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development to provide the ROSS Program to public housing residents.

The Program’s main focus is to coordinate supportive services and other activities designed to help public housing residents attain economic and housing self-sufficiency.

Other areas of assistance include: Financial Literacy, How to Save Money, Dealing with Real Life Issues, Mentoring, Job Training, Skills Assessment, Soft Skills Training, Resume Writing, Goal Setting, and much more…

ROSS Self-Sufficiency Program

The Ross Self-Sufficiency Program provides families with the tools necessary to becoming financially independent from welfare assistance.

Who can join the ROSS Self-Sufficiency Program?

Any family living in the Carrollton Housing Authority

How to begin receiving ROSS services?

Contact Katie Colllins and schedule an appointment to sign up for the program to being receiving all the benefits of ROSS Services.

Call: 770-834-2046 ext. 101 or by


We can work on setting your personal goals and linking you with resources and support to achieve SUCCESS!

For the Resident Opportunities and Self Sufficiency Program (ROSS) Brochure click here