Position:    Housing  Specialist
Employment Type:    Full Time
Fairfax, VA 
$44,990 per annum

You Will: 

  • Gain valuable experience with Pathway Homes’ proven recovery-based, Housing First, model for supporting individuals with mental health and substance use disorders in achieving their goals.
  • Work within a supportive environment meeting regularly with your supervisor and teammates.
  • Be entitled to excellent benefits.

What You Will Be Doing:

  • Responsible for locating affordable units within the appropriate geographic area as assigned.
  • Maintains current directory of housing providers and contacts for assigned projects.
  • Provides timely housing availability to assigned clinical teams and coordinates with them to ensure vacancies are filled within agency timelines.
  • Supports the Leasing Manager in negotiating assigned leases on behalf of tenants in collaboration with the tenant and case manager.
  • In collaboration with Leasing Manager, initially and annually signs leases for assigned units as needed and ensures that all required documentation is obtained and maintained per agency leasing protocols.
  • Collaborates with Leasing and Property Managers to ensure that renters’ insurance is maintained on assigned units where the lease requires, and that relevant agency staff are kept updated on client moves and unit reassignments.
  • Completes unit inspections at move-in and move-out for assigned units and periodically thereafter as needed.
  • Communicates with clinical and maintenance staff as needed to ensure appropriate safety standards are maintained in units. Maintains documentation of related issues and actions taken.
  • Stays current on communications from external and internal parties pertaining to leasing, landlord inquiries and concerns, and other related topics.

Required Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.  Demonstrated ability to work independently and efficiently. Basic knowledge of fair housing law and landlord-tenant rights and responsibilities. Proficiency in MS Office Suite applications. Valid current driver’s license and own dependable vehicle.

Preferred Qualifications Include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology or related field.  Experience locating and/or leasing units for individuals with disabilities. Experience working with individuals with severe mental illnesses and/or substance use disorders. Knowledge of Fair Housing regulations and requirements.

Full time employees at Pathway Homes are offered many fantastic benefits, such as:

  • Health insurance with a Nonstop Wellness Card that offers no copays or deductibles for in-network services and providers
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short and Long-term disability insurance
  • Critical Illness insurance
  • Long Term Care insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • 403(b) retirement plan.
  • Flexible spending account for health savings and dependent care
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Employees begin accruing sick and vacation leave on their first day
  • 10 ½ holidays recognized annually plus two floating vacation days

Pathway Homes 

Pathway Homes is dedicated to the ongoing efforts to prevent and end homelessness in our community. We are a nonprofit, community-based organization providing non-time-limited housing and supportive services to adults with severe mental illnesses and/or co-occurring disorders, including substance abuse or intellectual disabilities. Our housing programs incorporate a continuum-of-care approach that meet each individual’s needs, where they are, at their unique point on their road to recovery. Case management services focus on helping individuals attain and strengthen the skills needed to manage their mental and physical health, maintain their home, enhance personal relationships, develop healthy life habits, and promote the achievement of personal goals.

Pathway Homes has been named to Nonprofit Times’ list of “Best Nonprofits to Work For” six years in a row!


If you have a positive attitude, pride in your work, and a passion for helping others, you may be interested in joining our team.


How to Apply: 

Preferred:  Email your resume (or summary of qualifications) and a cover letter to: Resume Roster.

Please include the position title in the subject line of your email.

OR, you may mail to:
Pathway Homes, Inc.
10201 Fairfax Boulevard, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030

Pathway Homes is an equal opportunity employer.

At Pathway Homes, we are committed to treating all applicants and employees fairly based on their knowledge, skills, experience, and achievements without regard to race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.