Rapid Re-Housing Advocate

Job Type

Full Time




105 Chauncy Street
United States


HomeStart is hiring a Rapid Rehousing Advocate who will work to assist individuals experiencing homelessness with a rapid transition from emergency shelter to permanent housing. The Housing Advocate will work alongside shelter case management to support households with comprehensive housing search, assistance with the lease-up process, and follow up correspondence to ensure housing stability.


·        Assist homeless individuals and families with all aspects of housing search and placement into permanent housing: work with clients to devise an appropriate housing search strategy; complete housing applications; prepare necessary documentation; negotiate with landlords, housing authorities, and realtors.

·        Conduct outreach activities to generate client referrals from shelters and programs for homeless individuals throughout the Greater Boston area.

·        Coordinate housing search and lease up activity with related work of shelter case managers and any other partner agencies involved in the process.

·   Help clients establish and follow a budget that will allow for housing stability.

·   Assist clients with the process of accessing rapid re-housing funds to aid with move-in costs.

·   Support working clients in maintaining and maximizing incomes through referrals to employment programs

·   Complete all required computer data-tracking and file documentation on a timely basis.

·   Travel throughout Greater Boston to assist with housing search-related activities.

·   Other activities as assigned by supervisor.



·        One to three years housing search or related experience preferred (case management, property management, community organizing/advocacy).

·        Strong advocacy and outreach skills.

·        Strong written and verbal communication skills.

·        Basic math skills required.

·        Dedication to helping people who are homeless move beyond shelter.

·        Knowledge of subsidized and private housing resources and regulations preferred.

·        Experience with homeless adults, recovery population and/or mental health areas preferred.

·        Bilingual skills a plus.

·        Computer skills required (MS Windows, Word, internet). Data entry skills preferred. 


HomeStart offers Generous benefits package, a dynamic staff, flexibility, and a supportive work environment. HomeStart is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Persons of color and formerly homeless persons encouraged to apply.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To Apply: Please indicate Rapid Re-Housing Advocate position and salary requirements in cover letter. Electronic Submissions only. Please email resumes to: RRH Program Manager, Tyler McEachron, at mceachron@homestart.org