Date Posted— October 31, 2023
The New York Association on Independent Living (NYAIL) is seeking a Statewide
Housing Specialist Liaison to assist in managing the Olmstead Housing Program (OHS)
and Rapid Transition Housing Program (RTHP). The housing programs are designed to
provide rental subsidies and supportive housing services to high-cost, high-need
Medicaid members in New York State. The housing programs are funded by the NYS
Department of Health.
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.
The Statewide Housing Specialist Liaison will report to the Director of Housing
Programs and will work collaboratively with the Director, Assistant Director of Housing
Programs, and the Housing Program Specialist to facilitate the successful transition of
individuals into community settings within the State. The Statewide Housing Specialist
Liaison will be responsible for coordinating activities of the Housing Specialists at
subcontracting Independent Living Centers (ILCs) in the identified service areas.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Work collaboratively with NYAIL’s housing team on the development, evaluation,
and ongoing supervision of this subsidy program.
• Development and implementation of a plan to identify, verify, enroll, and document
• Provide technical assistance and support to housing specialists throughout the state
through technical assistance calls.
• Work collaboratively with NYAIL’s Director of Housing Programs, Assistant Director
of Housing Programs, Statewide Housing Specialist Liaison, RTH and OHS Housing
Program Specialist, NYAIL subcontractors and the Department of Health to oversee
the process for providing rental subsidies and processing timely and accurate rental
payments for eligible participants.
• Plan and coordinate regional and web-based training events, as needed.
• Ensure compliance with all New York State Department of Health reporting
requirements, including data collection.
• Provide technical support for database issues.
• Develop program materials (e.g., program procedures, enrollment documents, and
marketing materials) as needed for successful implementation.
• Work with housing specialists statewide and other subcontractors to locate, inspect,
evaluate, and maintain a registry of quality housing units that are safe, sanitary,
affordable, and accessible for the target population.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree preferred.
• Experience with the concepts of Independent Living, consumer control, and a strong
commitment to promoting and advocating for the full integration of individuals with
• Experience transitioning individuals including familiarity with finding affordable,
accessible, integrated housing and the development of individualized service plans.
• Knowledge of state and local housing policies, practices, laws, and issues impacting
seniors and people with disabilities strongly preferred.
• Experience designing, implementing, and evaluating health-related programs.
• Knowledge of the state’s Medicaid program and community resources which can
assist people with disabilities in living independently.
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational, computer, and communication skills.
• Preference will be given to individuals with personal experience with a disability.
Salary and Benefits:
NYAIL offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package. The salary for this
position is in the $50,000 range.
This is an Albany-based position with remote work available. Regional and statewide
travel required. This is a grant funded position through October 2024, with the possibility
for extension contingent on additional state funding.
How to Apply:
Please send resume and cover letter to
Specialist Liaison” 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.