Do you want to lead the City’s strategic effort to prevent and end homelessness among families in Boston? The City of Boston contributes significant resources to ending family homelessness in addition to large state investments in sheltering and ending family homelessness statewide. Furthermore, Boston has an extensive number of programs and dedicated service providers that house, shelter and support homeless and at-risk families. Boston is working to build a well coordinated system to ensure resources reach the households with the greatest needs. A coordinated system will promote a more housing-centered response to family homelessness, strengthen housing pathways and expand eviction prevention partnerships to prevent and end family homelessness in Boston.
This new Senior Housing Development Officer to End Family Homelessness role will be housed within the Supportive Housing Division at the Department of Neighborhood Development and will work in close partnership with the Office of Housing Stability, as well as staff the Special Commission on Ending Family Homelessness. The role will support the creation of a strategic plan to end homelessness among families, drive implementation of Boston's strategies to prevent and end family homelessness, facilitate advocacy with state systems to improve outcomes for homeless families, and convene partners to improve coordination.
Brief Job Description:
The mission of the Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) is to make Boston the most livable city in the nation by working with communities to build strong neighborhoods through the strategic investment of public resources. DND oversees programs that create and preserve affordable housing, support homeowners and renters, provide housing and support services to homeless individuals and families, dispose of city-owned property, and develop innovative new housing policies and programs to support Boston residents. The Supportive Housing Division leads the City’s strategies to end homelessness and coordinates the Boston Continuum of Care with direction from the Continuum of Care Board, known as the Housing and Stabilization Leadership group. A Continuum of Care is a regional or local planning body that coordinates housing and related service funding for people experiencing homelessness.
Homelessness disproportionately affects people of color, people with disabilities, and other populations; we strongly encourage applications from people who are members of marginalized communities. Preference will be given to candidates who have lived experience relevant to the work.
BOSTON RESIDENCY REQUIRED
Terms: Union/Salary Plan/Grade: SEIU888/N-24
Hours Per Week: 35