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Housing Outreach Specialist

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(Albany Housing Authority)

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Under general supervision, an incumbent of this position performs complex clerical support work and administrative tasks for the department/division head. The work performed is higher level in nature and requires good knowledge of the policies, functions, and procedures of a department. Ability to interact with tenants, landlords, and supervisory staff; and exercise of independent judgment is a major aspect of the work. The incumbent also will act as a landlord liaison for the Section 8 Subsidy Program.



  • Develops and maintains housing provider relationship promoting retention for housing assistance programs;
  • Identifies property owners, property managers, service providers and management companies who are willing to provide housing for the voucher program applicants and participants;
  • Develops outreach methods for the housing assistance programs on continuous basis;
  • Engages with community landlords and property owners as effective partners to preserve and expand the quality and quantity of available affordable housing options;
  • Collects, compiles, and maintains detailed information, data and statistical reports,
  • Maintains data on rent reasonable and available rental housing units
  • Performs outreach, briefings, group meetings and conducts housing market research;
  • Solicits input from realtors, merchants, private landlords, Not-for-Profit Corporations, and other sources of projects;
  • Develops and maintains open lines of communication between the residents, community, landlords and the housing authority;
  • Receives telephone calls, makes appointments, and acts as receptionist;


  • Good knowledge of housing  market research methods
  • Proficient knowledge of personal computers and office equipment;
  • Excellent oral and written presentation skills;
  • Skills and sensitivity to work in a liaison role with low income individuals and landlords;
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and organize and implement projects on his/her own initiative;
  • Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.


A minimum of two (2) years experience in market outreach, housing counseling, or related fields.


To Apply: 

AHA Career Center:

or mail to: 

200 South Pearl Street
Albany, NY 12202
Attn: HR Department

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 12, 2023
Posting Expiration Date: 
Sunday, June 4, 2023
Job Location Details: 
Albany Housing Authority Albany, New York

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