The mission of the Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH) is to make Boston a more equitable and inclusive city where all residents can thrive. MOH oversees programs that create and preserve affordable housing, support homeowners and renters, provide housing and services to homeless individuals and families, and develop city-owned property. MOH seeks to carry out its mission through a lens of promoting diversity, equity and inclusion and addressing the effects of systemic racism in our city.
The Supportive Housing Division at the Mayor’s Office of Housing is responsible for leading the collaborative effort to end homelessness in Boston.
Reporting directly to the Assistant Director of Data, Funding, and Performance or designee, this Senior Housing Development Officer (SDO) will spearhead the Coordinated Entry System in Boston; the system that streamlines and centralizes the process of accessing housing and services for individuals experiencing homelessness. Coordinated Entry System aims to provide standardized assessment, prioritize individuals based on vulnerability and need, offer referrals and navigation assistance, collect and analyze homelessness data, and facilitate housing placement.
The SDO is also responsible for managing the Coordinated Entry contracts that fund programs run by partner agencies, including those funded through the City of Boston and the City of Boston’s Continuum of Care (CoC) grant. The incumbent will liaise with the CoC Governance Board and lead various working groups to ensure efficient allocation of CoC resources and to assist in achieving an effective and equitable Coordinated Entry System.
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.
Union/Salary Plan/Grade: SEIU/N-24
Hours: 35 per week