The AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC) mobilizes communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV or chronic conditions. We envision a world in which people living with HIV or chronic conditions will thrive, and there will be no new HIV cases. Our work focuses on advancing health equity, preventing new cases of HIV, serving as a collaboration and knowledge center, being a bold voice for change and strengthening our organizational excellence.
We are seeking for an individual to serve as our Housing Stabilization Coordinator. The Housing Stabilization Coordinator is responsible for supporting the Housing Stabilization Manager, the Director of Housing Stabilization and the Flexible Housing Pool Team in ensuring that AFC, The Center for Housing and Health, and the Flexible Housing Pool is compliant with all funder regulations regarding rental assistance, including proper documentation, accurate client and landlord information, and timely rental payments for the Flexible Housing Pool and HUD CoC and HOPWA programs as needed. The Housing Stabilization Coordinator will be responsible for tracking and processing in-coming Flexible Housing Pool client rent contributions.
Principal functions and responsibilities of this position include the following:
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Rental Payment Processing
Process rental and utility paperwork for clients in the Flexible Housing Pool and ensure funder compliance/requirements; verify payments before release;
Enter rental and utility payments in client database;
Coordinate with the Housing Specialists and Landlord Engagement Specialists to establish expedited and reoccurring payments;
Support rental payment processing for HUD CoC and HOPWA programs as needed.
Program Coordination and Training
Refer eligible participants to Emergency Financial Assistance, assist with reviewing requests and processing payments in accordance with EFA tracking and processing methods as needed;
Review supportive housing program client assistance documentation from intensive case managers to ensure they are eligible and complete;
Provide customer service and clarify policies and procedures at an expert level to the case managers and partner agencies;
Provide cross training of new staff;
Co-develop orientation and digital training content, and deliver training.
Client Rent Payment Coordination
Receive, track and send client rent portion contributions to finance for processing monthly;
Provide ongoing customer service to both case managers and FHP participants (i.e., provide rent receipts, provide past due notices, and provide rent contribution ledgers);
Review and analyze client rent payment data in collaboration with Housing Stabilization Manager and FHP team to implement and execute payment and incentive programs for participants.
Quality Assurance and Data Entry
Input data into client database; file and archive off-site storage;
Review and update client files for current supportive housing client assistance information;
Cross-check enrollment data;
Assist with reports and data analysis.
Assist with agency-wide activities as directed, including Annual Meeting, AIDS Run & Walk, World of Chocolate and others;
Protect organization's value and manage risk by keeping information confidential;
Perform other duties as assigned.
Associate’s degree OR 2 or more years of Human Services experience OR 2 or more years of Customer Service experience
1 or more years Human Services experience
1 or more years Case Management experience
1 or more years Homeless Services experience
1 or more years HIV-specific service experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong attention to detail and the ability to provide efficient, quality service to both internal and external customers.
Solid interpersonal skills along with the ability and willingness to respect and value the differences and perceptions of different groups/individuals.
Knowledge of the causes of homelessness, who it affects, and the factors (e.g., racial inequities, Socio Economic Status) that can contribute to an individual being homeless. This includes the ability to understand the culture of homelessness and engage homeless or formerly homeless populations.
Strong written communication skills along with the ability to use various Microsoft Office and/or database programs in order to perform job duties such as generating basic reports.
Decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees at AIDS Foundation of Chicago are made in a non-discriminatory manner, without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, citizenship status, military service and/or marital status, order of protection status, handicap, disability (including HIV/AIDS status), or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.
About AIDS Foundation of Chicago
AFC mobilizes communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV and related chronic diseases.
People living with HIV and related chronic diseases will thrive, and new HIV infections will be rare.
To realize our mission to mobilize communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV and related chronic diseases, we will:
Improve health equity.
We will increase access to high-quality, comprehensive prevention, care and housing services free from stigma.
Prevent new cases of HIV.
We will reduce new HIV infections through innovative approaches to prevention, care, housing and education with a focus on most-impacted populations.
Serve as a collaboration and knowledge center.
We will be a thought leader and resource center to create and share best practices, innovations and models.
Be a bold voice for change.
We will be a leading voice to mobilize advocates and people living with HIV and related chronic diseases to transform systems, policies, and resources.
Commitment to Priority Populations
Anyone can become infected w...ith HIV, but HIV and related chronic diseases disproportionately impact certain populations in distinct geographic areas. We can have the greatest impact on the HIV epidemic by focusing our efforts on those most-impacted by HIV, based on epidemiological data and unmet need:
• Young Black gay and bisexual men
• Transgender women of color
• Black women living in high-incidence areas
• Latino gay and bisexual men
Factors that drive the HIV epidemic and health inequities that we will address include:
• Sex work
• Drug use
• Lack of access to health care
• Immigration status
AFC will also work to meet the evolving needs of older adults with HIV and long-term survivors.
Commitment to Organizational Excellence
To strengthen AFC as an organization, we will move to a talent management framework, develop staff and Board leadership, implement long-range business planning with a focus on diversity and inclusion, and ident