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Rent Assistance Services Coordinator

Home Forward, Portland, OR

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 02/28/2018

Home Forward's mission is to assure that the people of the community are sheltered. Home Forward promotes, operates and develops affordable housing that engenders stability, self-sufficiency, self-respect and pride in its residents and represents a long-term community asset. Home Forward is a community leader in creating public commitment, policy and funding to preserve and develop affordable housing.

To learn more about Home Forward, please visit our website at

Position Summary:
The Rent Assistance Services Coordinator supports Home Forward's strategic and operational objectives in the following way: Coordinate and perform leasing, case coordination, and/or program specialist services in support of the Home Forward's housing assistance or other programs. Objectives are program based, vary with program regulations and needs, and may include, for example: to plan, oversee and coordinate activities of a specially funded and/or mandated programs or grants such as Section 8, Family Self Sufficiency (FSS), Opportunities Housing Initiative (OHI), or Resident Opportunity and Self Sufficiency (ROSS); to determine program eligibility, conduct interim and annual eligibility reviews; to coordinate housing inspections and initiate termination procedures for program violations; to explain and interpret Home Forward rules, regulations, policies and procedures to applicants and participants; and to perform a variety of technical and administrative tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility. In this context, the incumbent in this position will collaborate with others at all levels of the organization and with external stakeholders in the consideration of significant goals, concepts, initiatives, and other activities that profoundly affect Home Forward, its employees, and the people that it serves.

This position is represented by AFSCME Local 3135 and will work with the Case Management and Homeless Initiatives teams at our downtown location. This position will close once a satisfactory number of applications are received. For best consideration, apply early!

The ideal candidate will have the Equivalent to Bachelors OR Associate OR post high school trade/specialty studies. Alternative education and experience qualifications welcome. Additionally, Three years of increasingly responsible experience in the social work or social services with an emphasis in direct client work with individuals and/or families, case coordination, and program development. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver's license is required.

In addition to competitive wages, some of the many benefits Home Forward employees enjoy include:
•Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
•Participation in Home Forward's 457 Deferred Compensation plan
•Flex benefits plans
•Public transit discounts
•Tuition reimbursement
•The option of two health insurance plans
•Vision and dental insurance benefits
•Generous vacation and sick leave time
To Apply:
To review the full job description and to apply, please visit our website at The position is set to close once a satisfactory number of applications are received. For best consideration, apply early!!

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