The Housing Advocate Manager supervises and coordinate permanent housing placements. The housing manager identifies and creates linkages with appropriate housing providers, makes referrals, and develops a plan for discharge in conjunction with the The Boulevard program team. The Housing Advocate Manager collaborates with the HIV Housing Advocate and the entire program team in assisting residents with advocacy issues, financial benefits referrals, transitional or permanent housing placement, and other needed services.
Coordinates and facilitate all permanent housing placements
Establishes and maintains relationships with housing providers within Chicago’s Continuum of Care as well as private landlords
Supervises the housing assessments and discharge plans with residents and makes the appropriate referrals to housing providers
Assist HIV housing advocate in advocacy of assigned residents who are in need of support in acquiring benefits or in promoting their rights
Keeps records and provides reports on information and statistics regarding the delivery of housing placement services with The Boulevard residents
Assists the Associate Director with administrative projects
Bachelors degree in a human services field with a basic understanding of human behavior, motivation, psychology and the delivery of social services
Understanding of issues related to HIV/AIDS, including basic medical knowledge, housing rights, privacy laws, and benefits
Demonstrated ability in communication, collaboration, linkages, conflict resolution and case management skills as it relates to serving individuals with HIV/AIDS
Experience in working with a multi-disciplinary setting
Minimum 3 years work in the area of housing placement, case management assessment, and supportive services with highly vulnerable clients
Bilingual in Polish/English or Spanish/English preferred
About The Boulevard of Chicago
For more than 25 years, The Boulevard of Chicago (formerly Interfaith House) has been a recognized leader in the network of organizations working to address the challenges faced by Chicago’s homeless population. The Boulevard is a unique organization, dedicated to helping homeless men and women with medical recovery needs that cannot be appropriately addressed in a shelter environment. We provide program participants with medical respite care, interim housing, a wide variety of support services, and help obtain stable housing. We believe there is a direct link between stable medical and mental health, and stable housing.