Housing Specialist

New York, NY 10035, USA Req #2845
Monday, November 13, 2023

Volunteers of America-Greater New York (VOA-Greater New York) is an anti-poverty organization working to end homelessness in the New York area by 2050. We operate over 60 programs across New York City, Northern New Jersey and Westchester County including emergency, transitional and permanent housing. Our services extend to families experiencing homelessness, survivors of domestic violence, people living with HIV/AIDS, veterans, youth aging out of foster care, adults with behavioral health or substance use needs, and others in need, including a special education preschool program.

We are in search of new talent in the following position…

Position: Housing Specialist


The Housing Specialist assures housing readiness of clients by implementing appropriate trainings and developing permanent housing options in both public and private sectors.


The Schwartz Assessment Shelter is a shelter for men operating 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Clients are referred to the program by the New York City Department of Homeless Services. To learn more about the program, copy and paste this link into a browser https://www.voa-gny.org/housing

Location: 65 Charles Gay Loop • Wards Island, NY 10035


Minimum Qualifications:

Associates degree or 60 college credits courses in Human Services field or High School Diploma or GED with 1 year of related experience in housing placement services for low-income and/or homeless population. Knowledge of federal guidelines for public and private low-income housing required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Clean and valid driver’s license a plus.


Housing Specialist Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Conduct housing eligibility assessments of all applicable clients.
  2. Develop linkages with real estate companies and office of public housing.
  3. Maintain and update listings of permanent affordable housing.
  4. Develop and facilitate client workshops and individual sessions on skills and information necessary to acquire and maintain independent permanent housing.
  5. Track placements and conduct follow up of clients placed into permanent housing.


Employees receive an exceptional benefits package including medical, dental, vision and prescription coverage, life insurance, a retirement plan, paid personal leave, and much more.

To learn more about VOA-Greater New York, copy and paste this link into a browser: https://www.voa-gny.org/about 


VOA-Greater New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Vets/Disabled/Other Protected Categories.  Apply today! 

Other details

  • Job Function Housing
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $24.58
  • Max Hiring Rate $24.58
  • Required Education Associate Degree
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  • New York, NY 10035, USA