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The Housing Supervisor provides oversight of IPH’s permanent supportive housing program. The Housing program serves over 40 individuals who have experienced homelessness and one or more disabling condition. IPH Housing clients include both singles and families, and reside in a mix of fixed- and scattered-site units in Albany County. The Housing Supervisor must effectively balance financial and property management obligations with oversight of client-centered Case Management. IPH is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.

Principle Responsibilities, Accountabilities & Duties:
The Housing Supervisor is responsible for successful oversight of the Housing program through the following functions:
Clinical Supervision & Oversight
·Ensure the program, in written policies and daily practices, adheres to the standards of the Housing First model
·Provide support and direct supervision to Housing Case Managers
·Ensure that program supports are person-centered, strengths-based, and recovery-oriented
·Provide guidance related to assessment of guests’ needs and coordination of services
·Ensure that individuals newly referred and prioritized for the Housing program are actively outreached and engaged

Property Management & Financial Oversight
·Conduct orientation and lease-signing meetings with new tenants
·Collaborate with the IPH maintenance team to ensure IPH rental units are well-maintained and in compliance with standards set by regulatory agencies
·Collaborate with the IPH finance team to track rent payments
·Generate late rent notices and develop payment plans with Housing clients who have missed rental payments; generate notices when other lease violations occur
·Meet with tenants who are not complying with the terms of their lease, including nonpayment of rent
·Address tenant concerns in a timely manner, and resolve conflicts and complaints as needed
·Participate in hearings and appeals, as needed
·Oversee Housing program budget in accordance with guidelines provided by the IPH finance team

Administrative Oversight:
·Work collaboratively with Albany County Coordinated Entry to enroll individuals who have been identified as the most vulnerable
·Ensure accuracy of case files and other program-related documentation
·Track program outcomes and perform program evaluation
·Ensure the Housing program meets or exceeds expectations set forth by funding entities and other governmental regulations
·Utilize the web-based Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) database to manage data and complete reporting, as requested

Leadership & Community Engagement
·Demonstrate commitment to IPH’s mission and core values
·Incorporate multiple perspectives in considering the impacts and outcomes of decision-making
·Collaborate effectively with diverse teams and different communication styles
·Establish and maintain collaborative community partnerships, including with key stakeholders such as Albany County Coordinated Entry, partner agencies, and private landlords
·Actively participate in system improvement and advocacy activities regarding housing and homelessness

Qualifications:
·Bachelor’s Degree in human services or related field; Master’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred
·A minimum of three years’ experience in a human services setting; experience with the homeless population preferred
·Experience with Housing First strongly preferred
·Knowledge of the laws and standards that apply to property management, such as Fair Housing Laws, Landlord-Tenant Laws, and HUD regulations preferred
·Proficient in Windows and Microsoft Office Suite, including Outlook, Excel, and Word
·Strong organizational skills
·Strong written and oral communication skills
·Flexible to the daily needs of a non-profit environment
·Valid NYS driver’s license

Salary & Benefits Information:
·Salary position starting at $50,000 per year
·Employer-sponsored health insurance available
·Generous paid time off

 

To Apply:

Email your resume to Olivia at [email protected]

2019 Annual Report

2019 IPH Annual Report

Michael’s Path To Sobriety

“The core of the matter is that I was a very bad alcoholic. I started drinking at 14 and last month I turned 50. But my last drink was November 6th, 2019 and that is where my new story starts for me:

Before IPH, I was living with my Mother in Glenmont and taking care of her. I was doing the regular day-to-day activities but I was drinking while doing them. It got to the point where she had had enough and asked me to leave. I went to St. Mary’s detox program and then to a 28-day rehab program where I ended up staying for 32 days. When I left rehab in December 2019, I went to a halfway house in Syracuse for about 3 months. In February 2020 I became very, very sick and was diagnosed with a form of bacterial phenomena before being put on an ECMO, (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) and placed into a medically induced coma. I was given a 30% chance of survival. Miraculously, I recovered and was transported back to Troy, NY in March. There, I was placed in an Emergency Department where I had tested positive for COVID-19 but was asymptomatic. It has been 6 months since then.

In March of 2020 I was bedridden and now here I am; walking.

In June I was referred to IPH after I completed my physical therapy program and had a clean bill of health. I am so glad to be here. I’ve had a few stints with homelessness and have been to shelters across the country that were very, very bad. IPH is a good place. It’s clean and the staff are great. In return, all they ask from me is that I follow a few simple rules and do a daily chore, which is nothing compared to what I get back from them. I’m not afraid to go to bed here at night. I’m really happy that I got the chance to come here.

On September 1st, 2020 I will be 300 days sober.”

-Michael S.
Emergency Shelter Guest, August 2020.

To make a gift toward IPH’s Annual Fund
and support guests like Michael, please click here.

Inside IPH: A Publication for Friends & Supporters of Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless

Final Newsletter

IPH Spotlight: Mark Duffy

We are excited to announce a social media series where we will spotlight all things IPH. As we were planning out our first few stories, one person kept shining through, Mark Duffy, Community Engagement Leader, SEFCU. 

Many of you may recognize Mark from years of attending A Taste of Albany, IPH’s signature fundraiser. The event, with Mark’s help, raises $180,000 for programs and services assisting individuals and families who are facing or experiencing homelessness.

Mark has been involved with Taste of Albany for 8 years! For the past 6, he has served as the Event Chairperson- adding unique event elements, increased funding and introducing new friends to IPH and A Taste of Albany (thank you for that!)

We admire Mark for his creativity, energy, wit and charm. His passion for helping our team and making a difference in the lives of the people we serve is inspiring. He is the definition of a true supporter- and we are thankful that we can count on Mark all year round and especially during the planning of A Taste of Albany.

Mark, thank you for helping us navigate the challenges of A Taste of Albany this year. You have been a beam of light and positivity every day.

 

To make a donation in support of our virtual auction or to donate an auction item, please visit www.atasteofalbany.com

For any questions regarding A Taste of Albany, please email Eric at [email protected]

For any questions regarding A Taste of Albany auction donations, please email Kate at [email protected]

Follow IPH on social media:

Facebook at @interfaithpartnershipforthehomeless
Instagram at @iph_ny
Twitter at @iph_albany

Birthday Celebration at IPH

Tyhisha Ghaffar- Adjei, a member of Guardians of Al-Fitrah and active community member is celebrating her birthday and sharing the joyous occasion with IPH Emergency Shelter Guests on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 1:00pm, 176 Sheridan Avenue, Albany.

The celebration included prepared and served delicious meal, gifts for shelter guests and employees and birthday cake with ice cream for all.

Tyhisha has been volunteering her time and thoughtfully providing meals for the homeless community for close to ten years.  Janine Robitaille, Executive Director of IPH stated “Tyhisha’s  passion for helping individuals who are experiencing challenges such as homelessness is inspiring.  We are grateful for her support of our organization and excited to be celebrating with her.”

Contributors to Tyhisha’s event include: The American Muslim Society of NYS Inc., Abdullah Muhammad, Keith McGee, Sadeeqah Saafir, Faith Muhammad, Rasheedah Hameed, Program director of 518 Snug: Jerome Brown, Beroro Efekoro, Jessica Wilcoxs, Zachary Simpson, John Simpson, Dileep Rathore, Qaadir Islam, Kasir Rasul, Glenda Richardson, Jenna Hameed, Abdul Salaam, Tatiana Cunningham, Fidelia Rodriguez, Villa Italia Bakery and Tincture of Time, LLC.

ATOA Auction Help

Auction Volunteer

A Taste of Albany is the primary fundraiser for IPH. The event is a culinary showcase that brings nearly 800 people together and raises $170,000 each year for IPH. An event of this scale benefits greatly from volunteers, committee members, and interns. The auction alone raises nearly $25,000/ year and is an important part of the event.

This role will work on the IPH Development Team on the auction for A Taste of Albany. Along with support from other members of the IPH Development team and event committee, this position will be responsible for but not limited to:

Responsibilities

Mailing letters to auction donors
• Making follow up calls as-needed
• Recording received items into the Google spreadsheet
• Entering the auction items into the website with photos for mobile bidding
• Maintaining the updated Google spreadsheet of auction items

Requirements

Attention to detail
Organized
Positive attitude
Commitment to making A Taste of Albany an amazing experience for all attending and bidding

Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless, soon to be IPH, addresses the needs of the homeless and low-income community by providing a continuum of services to encourage self-sufficiency, empowerment, and stability.

Check out our social media: Facebook @IPHalbany; [email protected]_albany

Check out last year’s event at www.atasteofalbany.com

Apply by sending a letter of interest to Kate Nitti, Development Associate, at [email protected] 

 

5 New Apartments

The transformation is phenomenal. A few more weeks of construction and IPH will be ready to open the doors of the new Hoffman Family Center, home to Community Connections and 5 apartments for chronically homeless individuals living with a disability.

If you’d like to help with the finishing touches, we’d be honored:http://a.co/iGiKYSE

The former St. Casimir’s School in Albany is undergoing a beautiful renovation that honors the history of the building and the needs of the community. It will open in September 2019 as The Hoffman Family Center. In this building, there are 5 new apartments for chronically homeless individuals living with a disability and our Community Connections program which offers a daily hot meal, showers, laundry, case management, clothing pantry, food pantry, and more.

Summer Wish List 2019

The needs of our programs change as the seasons change. The hot weather can be as challenging as the cold weather. If you are able to help, items can be ordered on Amazon and shipped directly to IPH or to start a donation drive, contact Kara at [email protected].

IPH by the Numbers

Making an impact! In 2018, IPH served over 2,000 guests.

There are so many ways that you can help us help others.