Housing Specialist, Priority Veteran

Website United Way of Central Alabama

Serve as the Housing Specialist for all Priority Veteran outreach activities, housing search, and landlord recruitment.


  • Effectively communicate the Priority Veteran program to landlords, prospective clients, and communities in multiple counties across Alabama
  • Develop a monthly outreach plan and ensure a timely implementation of the plan and documentation of all outreach activities
  • Build a network of landlords available to rent affordable units to veterans by developing strong working relationships with property managers, realty companies and private owners
  • Assist case management team(s) locate safe, affordable housing for their clients
  • Conduct onsite intakes out in the community, including at local shelters and feeding sites
  • Maintain a database of available rental units including Rent Reasonableness and landlord W9 forms
  • Host landlord appreciation/recruitment events
  • Recruit prospective veteran clients through outreach to all sectors of the community to include faith-based, community–based, healthcare, and local governments
  • Represent Priority Veteran at community groups and homeless coalitions including but not limited to the Central Alabama Veterans Collaborative, and homeless Continuums of Care
  • Identify, develop, and maintain a resource directory for program participants
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge and understanding of the PV and SSVF program guidelines and veteran homelessness
  • Participate in Community Initiatives’ Continuous Quality Improvement Plan
  • Other duties as assigned


Knowledge & Skills

Reliable transportation and willingness to travel throughout service area

Proven knowledge of and experience with U.S. military preferred

Working understanding of the U.S. Veteran’s Administration Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)


Knowledge of and experience with Veterans Administration programs

Excellent interpersonal communication skills

Excellent computer skills to include Microsoft and database

Able to work as team member and independently

Education/ Experience     

Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, or a related field, or experience in real estate/property management preferred; military experience preferred, combination of education and experience considered


Must meet and maintain eligibility requirements to be insured by UWCA’s insurance

Valid Alabama driver’s license, reliable transportation and proof of automobile insurance commensurate with State law

Cell phone

Background checks to include criminal record, drug screen & TB testing

Available to work weekends or evenings for special events or as needed

Travel to and from sites as needed and appropriate.