The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, in partnership with members and communities throughout the state, creates change through leadership, advocacy, and building the capacity of members and the field to respond to environmental challenges. Our collective mission is to prevent and end homelessness in Connecticut.
Project Coordinator – Re-entry Housing Assistance Program
The CT Coalition to End Homelessness (CCEH) seeks a Re-entry Project Coordinator or a qualified individual to work on a short-term contract basis to provide project management and coordination for a statewide housing program for individuals exiting incarceration and re-entering the community. CCEH serves as the intermediary and coordinating entity over this program and works closely with state agencies and non-profit subcontracted providers to implement this program. In this role, the contracted organization or individual will be responsible for coordinating with state criminal justice agencies and non-profit providers to assist low-income individuals with identifying and obtaining safe and affordable housing opportunities and connection to community-based services. The Project Coordinator will complete the majority of their work on a remote basis. This contracted position will initially be for a 3-month period with the possibility of a longer-term extension. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for:
- Monitoring, troubleshooting, and improving client referrals and flows using electronic referral system.
- Support subcontracted provider agencies to conduct timely housing planning and shelter diversion appointments to assess housing needs and preferences utilizing a Housing First approach.
- Provide guidance on eligible uses of flexible financial assistance and housing placement assistance.
- Assist case managers/housing navigators complete landlord and property management housing applications and provide support for housing inspection completion.
- Review and facilitate the provision of flexible financial assistance and assist with securing resources for security deposit, broker’s fees, moving expenses, bedding, and household items through referrals and completion of all initial Financial Assistance Requests.
- Serve as point-of-contact for housing navigators, and case managers.
- Aid in the search for both temporary and permanent housing solutions in partnership with regional provider agencies and re-entry programs.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Smart Sheets, HMIS.
- Ability to work independently.
- Ensure timely coordination of temporary and long-term housing solutions.
- Experience in social and economic challenges related to housing needs for low-income populations.
- Familiarity with Connecticut’s available set of services and resources related to, but not limited to mental health, medical, substance use, food insecurity, criminal justice and legal barriers.
- Understanding of Connecticut’s criminal justice system.
- Demonstrated knowledge of challenges faced by formerly incarcerated individuals
- Strong organizational and multitasking skills.Proven ability to achieve results.
- Knowledge of homelessness interventions (rapid re-housing, shelter diversion) and Connecticut’s Coordinated Access Network System.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- 2-3 years of related experience.
- Experience working with a diverse, low-income community.
- Knowledge of housing subsidies, rules, regulations, and affordable housing industry and the homeless service system in CT.
- Track record or experience in program development, multi-agency collaboration, and project management.
- Assist in administering and tracking funds as needed to prevent discharges to homelessness and establish sustainable housing solutions for clients re-entering communities from incarceration.
- Interface and facilitate the flow of information between DOC, CSSD, and regional provider agencies. Monitor the progress of housing solutions for each referral.
- Provide technical support for provider staff accessing funding.
- Assist in the compliance and implementation of best practices for provider agencies; including helping to schedule and conduct trainings and meetings.
- Monitor HMIS program enrollments, create reports on uses of flexible funds and monitor expenditures.
- Collaborate with OPM, DOC, CSSD, DOH, and CAN providers to build and improve system of establishing housing solutions prior to discharge.
- Work with CANs, regional provider agencies, DOC, and CSSD to troubleshoot challenges and remove barriers to housing solutions as they arise.
The position is a 3 month temporary assignment 8-4 P.M. Monday-Friday. Compensation for this position is competitive and paid bi-weekly, there are no benefits for this temporary position.
Interested applicants should submit cover letter and resume through indeed.com
Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
CCEH is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. CCEH considers lived experience as a valued source of expertise