Title : Housing Specialist

Department : Homeless Services

Type : Full Time

Location : New York, NY

Job Details :

S:US is looking for an experienced Housing Specialist to join our St. Johns Pl Shelter

About the Position

The Housing Specialist works with our Shelter in order to provide aftercare services to program participants and their families. These services include interviewing clients to assess current housing needs and status as well as submitting the appropriate applications to community resources. You will also conduct groups that discuss available housing options, how to secure an apartment, and how to handle housing-related issues. The Housing Specialist is also available to accompany residents to housing interviews and/or fairs. You will also provide housing resources, such as phone numbers, to clients and serve as the liaison between the clients and their landlords. 

About the Homeless Services

S:US is working hard to help prevent homelessness by operating homeless individuals and families, for people living with HIV/AIDS, for individuals with mental health challenges, and for families experiencing domestic violence. We also connect homeless people to medical centers to ensure primary medical care and adherence to treatment. Our Homeless Services include homeless prevention, shelters, outreach services, and transition services. 

Salary: $40,000 / year

Location: 1329 - 1331 St Johns Pl, New York, NY 11213


  • Medical, Dental, Prescription, Vision, and Life Insurance
  • Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (FS)
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Tuition Assistance 
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Commuter Plan
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) & Holidays
  • Wellness Initiatives and Employee Assistance Program


  • Bachelor's Degree in related field
    • Graduate Degree in Human Services field preferred
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Proof of vaccination for the COVID-19 virus
  • 2 years of experience as Housing Specialist or Coordinator
  • Established connections with housing providers and resources throughout 5 boroughs
  • Bilingual preferred
    • English / Spanish speaking

About S:US

At S:US, we are a nonprofit with a staff of 1,800 providing $245 million in services annually working to drive scalable solutions that contribute to righting societal imbalances for people with disabilities, people in poverty, and people facing homelessness. Our efforts are supported by various local, state, and federal government entities as well as foundations, corporations, and individual donors. We take what we learn on the ground and use it to change systems and impact policy. We work with communities and individuals in every corner of the city and on Long Island by delivering high quality services that address the complex circumstances of each person in order to transform lives, improve neighborhoods, and boost future generations. 

Apply today.

Our short application process takes less than 3 minutes on your phone, tablet, or computer.

Services for the UnderServed (SUS) is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.