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Housing Specialist

Bronx, NY, USA Req #545
Thursday, April 25, 2024

Program: Homebase Service Area 7 | 1860 East Tremont Avenue, Bronx, NY 10460 

What You’ll Do

As part of New York City’s plan to end homelessness, the Department of Homeless Services established Homebase Homeless Prevention Community Resource Centers throughout New York City. Homebase programs are designed to assist families and individuals who are homeless or at imminent risk for becoming homeless to develop a plan for long-term housing stability. Homebase helps clients navigate the complicated eviction process, offers financial and money management counseling, helps clients obtain public benefits, provides short-term financial assistance, and helps with relocation if necessary.

As Housing Specialist, you’ll work with clients to help in restoration of housing stability, decrease their risk of shelter entry or re-entry, and support their efforts towards self-sufficiency. 

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting intake assessments to determine program eligibility.

  • Providing landlord/tenant mediation services and negotiating with landlords on client behalf.

  • Accompanying clients to view apartments and assisting with tasks related to obtaining permanent housing such as lease signing/renewal, inspections, turning on utilities, coordinating moving transportation, etc.

  • Collaborating with the case management team to provide rapid rehousing and relocation services.

  • Developing new housing resources and networking with current NYC and NYS housing subsidy programs.

  • Conducting and arranging for outside presentation of client-centered workshops to provide information about housing, finances, budgeting, navigating housing court, and other topics related to securing and maintaining permanent housing.

  • Conducting community outreach and presentations to increase program enrollment.

You’re a great fit for this role if you have:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent OR equivalent experience and skills.
  • Minimum of one year experience in housing placement services, with three years being preferable.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills and negotiating ability.

  • Dependable, resourceful, keenly attentive to detail, eager to take initiative, and able to work effectively in a fast-paced and demanding environment.

  • Excellent organizational and documentation skills enabling management of multiple priorities in a time-sensitive manner.

  • Experience providing services to the homeless population and ability to successfully help clients achieve permanent housing and self-sufficiency goals.

  • Computer literacy, particularly with Microsoft Office applications: Word, Outlook, and Excel.

  • Knowledge and understanding of team concepts preferred.

  • Valid US driver’s license a plus.


  • Health insurance through Cigna, including dental and visionwith an optionthat covers entire family with minimal employee contribution.
  • Generous Paid Time Off! 
  • 401k with Company contribution even if employee doesn'tcontribute.
  • And More! 

Who We Are 


At HELP USA, we work to ensure that everyone has a place to call home. We’re one of the nation’s largest nonprofit homeless services providers and low-income housing developers serving at-risk populations including families, individuals, veterans, survivors of domestic violence, people with physical and mental health challenges and disabilities, and seniors. With an annual operating budget approaching $150 million and 1400 employees working in nearly 60 programs, we have helped over 500,000 people facinghomelessness and poverty to build better lives. We hope that you will consider joining our team in the fight against homelessness. 


EOE. A Drug-Free Workplace. 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Hiring Rate $22.60
  • Required Education High School
Location on Google Maps
  • Bronx, NY, USA