Housing Specialist - Gates

Job Type

Full Time


0Maximum: $38,500
Details: USD




New York
United States


The Doe Fund is a nationally acclaimed nonprofit organization which provides economic opportunity, transitional, supportive and affordable housing, and comprehensive social services to underserved populations including the formerly homeless and incarcerated, disconnected youth, and people living with AIDS.

Its flagship transitional work program– Ready, Willing & Able– integrates paid work, occupational training, and holistic supportive services to facilitate an individual’s return to mainstream society. The program has been replicated in cities across the country.

The Doe Fund has an annual operating budget of $55 million and a full-time staff of 400+. We are currently seeking a Housing Specialist to join our growing team. This position will work out of our Gates Avenue location in Brooklyn.


  • Interfaces with landlord and management companies to establish working relationship.
  • Create and maintain a liaison with DHS Housing Placement Unit.
  • Ensure that landlord and management company compliance in meeting the established housing laws, building codes and lease agreements.
  • Works in conjunction with Case Management to identify potential clients for housing.
  • Resolves crises or conflicts with landlords and management companies to ensure compliance with meeting needs of client base.
  • Monitors, evaluates and revises housing management relationships.
  • Ensures uniformity in maintaining fair housing standards in securing apartments.
  • Develops and maintains a database of available housing.
  • Works towards identifying new housing opportunities for clients through ongoing networks.
  • Prepares and/or coordinates reports and information related to housing codes and compliance.
  • Informs Case Management staff of apartment readiness and/or problems with client maintaining apartment.
  • Maintains a caseload of clients (minimum 10) receiving outside income.
  • Prepare housing packages (HRA’s 2010E Application, General Population Supportive Housing Packages, HUD VASH
  • Application Process, HPD Section 8 Process, LINC IV, IV+ & V, etc.) and collaborate with Case Management staff with the preparation of psycho-social applications and assist in the access of any needed documents.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred with at least two to three years of community based residential management experience or related field.
  • Work experience should include but is not limited to, negotiating lease agreements with landlords and/or realtor management companies and proving housing for special needs populations.
  • Knowledge of applicable state and city housing and disability laws and codes essential.
  • Must be computer literate.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license. 

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

2-year degree