MFP – Strategic Housing Partnership Coordinator

Money Follows the Person Strategic Housing Partnership Coordinator

Job ID: J33370

Duties:

Work with the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to identify strategies and resources for new integrated housing; respond to a Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Notification Of Funding Availability (NOFA); and develop strategies to increase various housing voucher programs.

Work with DHCD to identify strategies by which existing housing resources can be directed to serve the MFP target populations.

Meet regularly and oversee the activities of five Regional Housing Search and Network Coordinators (RHSNCs); develop and implement housing policies and procedures; ensure Regional Coordinating Offices secure adequate housing resources to meet the transition benchmarks; provide training, technical assistance and support.

Collaborate with other state housing agencies and entities to identify strategies and resources for the development of new integrated housing for the target population.

Work within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS) and across EOHHS agencies to ensure that MFP housing activities are consistent with other EOHHS housing strategies. Develop policies and procedures for equitably and efficiently referring MFP participants to set-aside or target units state-wide housing.

Work with EOHHS and MassHealth to develop policies and procedures to ensure tenant stability. These might include a tenancy training program for new tenants, and the establishment of tenant services liaisons to help stabilize and preserve tenancies.

Participate in ongoing MassHealth and EOHHS meetings.

Participate in relevant conferences.

Prepare regular reports for MassHealth, EOHHS, MFP Core Team and Stakeholder Committee meetings on housing directions and number of housing units utilized versus available; track data to ensure the project is meeting benchmarks.

Work collaboratively to develop marketing techniques and materials to demonstrate program success and secure the interest of other developers.

Qualifications:

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants must have at least five years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, supervisory or managerial experience in business administration, business management, or public administration.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: None.

Preferred Qualifications:

Seven years of experience in housing, community or housing development, public administration or closely related fields.

Extensive knowledge and understanding of state and federal housing programs, including generic affordable housing programs and those programs targeting people with disabilities.

Extensive knowledge and understanding of local housing authority perspectives, practices, and requirements; experience in local housing environment a plus.

Familiarity with disability issues and independent living philosophy.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to relate complex information to executive level decision makers, MFP Project Office staff, MFP Stakeholders, MRC staff assigned to the MFP Demonstration and the general public.

Excellent group facilitation and organizational skills; ability to work effectively across multiple departments and agencies at the state, regional, and local level.

Excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills; ability to work with a diverse group of stakeholders and decision makers.

Excellent problem-solving, analytic and research skills. Expertise in Microsoft Office Products, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

The successful candidate will ideally have extensive experience in the field of housing, plus additional experience in communications, public relations or journalism; experience in developing and implementing effective public educational campaigns; understanding of and experience in marketing communication programs with multiple messages and target audiences also helpful.

Ability to travel statewide on a regular basis.

Comments:

The MFP Strategic Housing Partnership Coordinator is a critical position and instrumental for the successful implementation of the new MassHealth initiative that enables members to move from long term care facilities and long stay hospital settings to affordable homes in the community. This position which was funded through the MFP Demonstration Grant from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid will focus on developing strategies, resources and collaborative efforts to secure an adequate number of affordable housing units for people transitioning out of long term care settings and back to homes in the community. Without affordable housing, the MFP Enrollees will not be able to transition to the community. The Strategic Housing Partnership Coordinator will continue to spearhead MassHealth’s efforts to develop new resources for affordable housing in the Commonwealth through grant applications to HUD and working on new sources of funding for the recently enacted Supported Housing legislation.

The Strategic Housing Partnership Coordinator will also oversee the activities of 5 Regional Housing Search and Network Coordinators hired by the soon to be procured MFP Regional Coordinating Offices and collaborate with various statewide and regional housing organizations to develop affordable housing units for MFP participants. This position will report to the MFP Project Director at MassHealth. The MFP Demonstration Grant targets people with disabilities and the elderly.

A criminal and tax history background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services prior to the candidate being hired. For more information, please visit http://www.mass.gov/hhs/cori
and click on “Information for Job Applicants.”

How To Apply:

Please mail two (2) copies of cover letter and resume to:

Alyson McManus
Children, Youth and Families
Employment and Staffing Unit
600 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111

Cover letter and resume may also be sent via facsimile to Fax 617-348-5054. *Please Note: If materials are faxed, only one copy of application materials should be forwarded.

Please reference the Posting ID J33370 on all correspondence. Resume and cover letter must reference the Posting ID number. Materials submitted must be post marked by the posting deadline date in order to be considered.

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