Date Posted: 12/11/2020

Location: Albany, NY

Position: Housing Program Specialist

Organization: The New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL) is a nonprofit membership organization representing Independent Living Centers from around New York State that works to enhance the quality of life and safeguard the rights of people with disabilities.

Duties and Responsibilities: The Housing Program Specialist will report to the Director of Housing Programs and/or designee in assisting the program to facilitate the successful transition of individuals into community settings through the Olmstead and Rapid Transition Housing Subsidy Programs. 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 to both housing programs and assist with NYAIL functions as needed.
  • Other duties as specified by the Director of Housing Programs or Executive Director.


  • Associates degree in Human Services, and 5 years housing experience.
  • Workplace fiscal experience, preferably within a non-profit organization.
  • 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.
  • Preference will be given to individuals with personal experience with a disability.

To Apply: Please submit resume with cover letter to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.