DMHAS Housing Program Coordinator


Recruitment #230901-2155SH-002


Are you experienced in coordinating housing?
Do you to support some of our State's most vulnerable populations?
If so, we have a role for you!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) is seeking qualified individuals to join our team as a DMHAS Housing Program Coordinator (PCN 139538). This position is necessary to help tranition our clients to community living. In this role you will be an important part of our Managed Services Housing at the Capitol Region Mental Health Center (CRMHC) in Hartford.   This unit serves 300 households and performs apartment inspections and annual re-certifications for safety standards and habibility. Find out more information on this great opportunity below!

  • Work Schedule: Monday - Friday
  • Work Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week
  • Work Shift: First shift, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: 500 Vine Street, Hartford, CT
State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive comprehensive benefits plan that includes:
  • A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D
  • Generous paid time off, include 13 paid holidays per calendar year
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings
  • Retirement healthcare offerings
  • Professional growth and development opportunities
  • As a loan forgiveness organization, you may be able to qualify for one or more State or Federal loan forgiveness programs
  • A healthy work/life balance!
You'd be able to work for a Forbes top company: 'Forbes' State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule.

  • Serving as liaison with clinicians, case managers, administrative staff, property managers, landlords, service providers and attorneys on matters related to housing and tenancy
  • Performing Housing Quality Standard (HQS)  inspections and completes on site visits to review and evaluate the quality of grantee operationsMonitoring the status of payment requests and subsidy payments and communicates status of payments to landlords
  • Reviewing, analyzing and processing budgets, program plans, contracts and revisions to insure accuracy and conformity with federal and state statutory and departmental requirements
  • Assessing the status of subsidy payments and grant utilization, reviews Operational Guidelines for the DMHAS Continuum of Care Rental Assistance, as well as grants, to determine number and type of units allowed
  • Maintaining and updating databases of finances and budgets for client payments

The State of Connecticut, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), is a health care agency whose mission is to promote the overall health and wellness of persons with behavioral health needs through an integrated network of holistic, comprehensive, effective, and efficient services and supports that foster dignity, respect, and self-sufficiency in those we serve.

Capitol Region Mental Health Center is a community based mental health center, operated by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, which provides an array of innovative clinical and community support services to individuals with a psychiatric disability, in many cases with co-occurring problems of substance abuse. Our mission is to partner with persons in recovery to ensure access to high quality and culturally competent person-centered behavioral healthcare services.

Selection Plan

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To Apply:
  • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited. If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the recruiter listed on this job posting.
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  • In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process.
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  • This position will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules.
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  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
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In the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of technical tasks in program development and housing-related programs for clients served by the Department.


Reviews, analyzes and processes housing financial assistance program grant and referral applications, budgets, program plans, contracts and revisions to insure accuracy and conformity with federal, state and departmental requirements; reviews and processes applications for subsidized housing vouchers and other entities; performs inspections and re-certifications, reviews and evaluations to determine quality of program operation, conformance with program plan and effectiveness; prepares clear, technically sound and comprehensive statistical, financial, budget, progress and other reports; meets with officials and groups to explain and interpret department programs and expectations to meet established programmatic goals; may provide technical assistance to staff and/or agencies involved in housing programs including such program areas as low income, rental and supportive housing; may serve as liaison with Case Managers, agency administrative staff, property managers, landlords, service providers and attorneys on housing matters; may maintain and monitor program budget and complete related paperwork; may monitor the status of payment requests and rent subsidy payments; coordinates activities of department with other community, regional, state, federal and private agencies; may serve on committees and work groups; may develop and implement housing training programs; may make program referrals; may maintain housing data on internal database; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of federal, state and community resources available in the area of housing; knowledge of problems and programs of housing including permanent supportive housing and other housing related activities; knowledge of social and economic factors, issues and programs related to housing; knowledge of techniques of social, economic and governmental research related to housing; considerable oral and written communications skills; interpersonal skills; considerable ability to plan, analyze and evaluate housing programs.


Six (6) years of experience providing housing program coordination for persons with behavioral health needs or programmatic and/or financial monitoring of supportive and/or subsidized housing programs or technical assistance to local agencies concerned with housing related issues of persons with behavioral health needs.


1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equaling one half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in business or public administration, housing, urban development or other closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


  • Experience with state and federal housing funding sources
  • Experience conducting housing inspections utilizing HUD guidelines
  • Experience preparing budgets and managing housing subsidies
  • Experience processing housing applications and liaison with landlords/property managers for lease completion
  • Experience working with persons with severe and persistent mental illness


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.
2. Incumbents in this class may be required to speak a foreign language.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.