MHSA Member Agency Pine Street Inn is seeking a Housing Placement and Stabilization Specialist. The Housing Placement and Stabilization Specialist will work within the Emergency Services portfolio to provide assertive outreach, engagement, enrollment and stabilization of eligible shelter guests into the Rapid Re-Housing Program. These Specialists will play an active role in producing positive housing outcomes reducing individual lengths of homelessness for Boston’s new Rapid Re-housing system in which Pine Street is the lead agency. Utilizing individual housing stability planning the Housing Placement and Stabilization Specialist will provide housing placement and stabilization services assisting program participants to move into and sustain permanent housing. The housing placement goal is to quickly move participants from shelter into permanent housing within 60 days or less of program enrollment and to sustain this housing for a minimum of one year once placed in housing.
The Housing Placement and Stabilization Specialist will provide office and community-based stabilization services once the individual is placed into housing as outlined by specific benchmarks set by funders and industry best practices. Each Housing Placement and Stabilization Specialist will have a minimum of 50 guests to identify, engage, enroll and house and an additional 50 guests to stabilize each year. At times these tasks may be done in conjunction with community partners. Through all stages of the program, the Housing Placement and Stabilization Specialist will utilize progressive engagement; least amount of support needed to be successful. A key component of the work with guests is successfully connecting individuals to assets which increase income and mainstream benefits and supports which increases stability while in housing. The incumbent may need to accompany guests to apartment showings and lease signings in the community. The Housing Placement and Stabilization Specialist will facilitate on-going communication between the guest, housing authorities, landlords and community programs and partners. The Housing Placement and Stabilization Specialist will also develop and lead education groups to help individuals learn skills that better help them to manage money and be good neighbors and tenants.
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