Date Posted: 8/29/2022
Location: Albany, NY
Job Title: Housing Program Specialist


Job Description:

The New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL) is seeking a Housing Program Specialist to assist the program in facilitating the successful transition of individuals into community settings through the Olmstead and Rapid Transition Housing Subsidy Programs.

NYAIL is a state-wide, non-profit organization, working with Independent Living Centers across the State to eliminate physical, communications, attitudinal, and other barriers for people with disabilities. NYAIL members are Independent Living Centers (ILCs), consumer controlled, cross-disability providers of advocacy, services and supports to people with disabilities.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The Housing Program Specialist will report to the Director of Housing Programs or designee.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Communicate with Housing Specialists as needed to ensure all necessary documentation is included in the database
• Conduct ongoing outreach to Housing Specialists with upcoming expiring leases
• Assist Director of Housing Programs in completing necessary DOH reports, including input of documentation to the Medicaid Data Warehouse (MDW) report, maintaining updated DOH master spreadsheet, etc.
• Review all rent and security requests via program database, ensuring all necessary forms are completed.
• Forward all approved rents to Fiscal Intermediary for payment
• Record all new rents to Excel sheet for monthly review, ensure no gaps in rent.
• Work with Director of Housing Programs to oversee Fiscal Intermediary processes, ensuring all payments are timely and accurate
• Complete Rental Subsidy and CTS monthly audits
• Complete OHS Subcontractor Audits
• Provide administrative support and assist with NYAIL functions as needed
• Other duties as specified by the Director of Housing Programs or Executive Director

 Qualifications:

• Workplace fiscal experience, preferably within a non-profit organization
• Fluency in QuickBooks and Microsoft Office Suite required
• Experience managing databases / data systems
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and computer skills
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Comfort with public speaking to small groups
• Experience with the concepts of IL, consumer control, and equal rights for persons with disabilities preferred
• Associates degree in accounting/finance, or equivalent experience preferred
• Preference will be given to individuals with personal experience with a disability

Salary and Benefits:

NYAIL offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package.
This is an Albany-based position with the ability to work remotely some of the time. Some statewide travel may be required.

How to Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Include “Housing Program Specialist” and your last name in subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

It is the policy of the New York Association on Independent Living to afford Equal Employment Opportunity (“EEO”) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status, domestic violence victim status, sexual orientation, genetic predisposition or carrier status, veteran status or any other protected characteristic as established by federal and state law. NYAIL promotes a drug-free work environment and does not tolerate unlawful discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.