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Deputy Director, Homeless Solutions

Recruitment #24-005483-0011


This is a Management Service position with full State of Maryland benefits

Work that matters. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is a national leader in the financing and development of affordable housing and community development lending. The Division of Homeless Solutions is responsible for leading the state's inter-agency strategy, policy, and initiatives to prevent and end homelessness for all Marylanders. This vital work includes leading the Maryland Inter-agency Council on Homelessness and facilitating cross-sector collaborations with government, nonprofit, philanthropic, and other strategic partners. The Division administers grant funds and technical assistance to local governments and nonprofits that are delivering critical safety net programs in their communities - such as street outreach, shelter, permanent housing, food pantries, foreclosure counseling, home buyer education, benefits enrollment, workforce development, early childhood care, and specialized services for aging adults, domestic violence survivors, and youth. The Division also serves as the HUD-designated lead agency for the Balance of State Continuum of Care, coordinating funding, data collection, performance management, client assessment, and housing referral systems in 9 rural and suburban counties. 

We are good but strive to be great.  To make this happen our team needs members that will challenge the status quo, effectively communicate ideas and issues, independently bring forth practical and efficient solutions, believe change is good and want to come to work knowing that what they do makes a difference in their community.





7800 Harkins Rd, Lanham, MD 20706


DHCD has an immediate opening for a permanent full-time Deputy Director of Homeless Solutions.  The individual in this high-level management position primarily responsible for managing developing and implementing the Division’s strategy and partnerships to prevent and end homelessness, alleviate poverty, and increase economic mobility. 

Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Secretary, Division of Homeless Solutions (HS), this position serves as the lead for oversight of the Division’s $41 million operating budget and a team of 25 staff.  This position directly supervises seven programmatic directors and policy staff, who are responsible for administering seven federal and state grant programs, the Maryland Inter-agency Council on Homelessness, the Maryland Homeless Services Data Warehouse, and YouthREACH. 

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced professional who has strong management skills and looking to be an integral part of a team in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. DHCD offers a flexible work schedule, telework and job sharing options, advancement and career path opportunities, and casual business dress on Fridays and during the summer.  


Education: A bachelor’s degree Public Policy, Business Administration, Economics or a related field from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Six years of experience administering grant funds and technical assistance to local governments and nonprofits that are delivering critical safety net programs in one or more areas of shelter, permanent housing, food pantries, foreclosure counseling, early childhood care, and specialized services for aging adults, domestic violence survivors, and youth, including 1 year of supervisory experience.


1. Candidates may substitute additional experience in professional work on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 semester credit hours for each year of the required experience. 


Individuals with working expertise of homelessness, housing instability, and poverty are strongly encouraged to apply.




Please provide sufficient information on your application to document that you meet the minimum qualifications for this recruitment.  Unofficial transcripts, certifications or diplomas to document educational or certification qualifications are required.  Educational credentials from foreign countries must be evaluated by an approved education review service.  This evaluation must be submitted with your application.  For further information, you may call International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. (302) 737-8715 or World Education Services Inc.  1-800-932-3897 or (202) 331-2925.  Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.  Eligible list may be used to fill future vacancies of the same classification.  Successful candidates must document eligibility to work in the U.S. upon hire.  

Please note:  The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints.  All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986.  Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.


The examination will consist of rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application.  Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Report all experience and education that is related to this position. 



Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. However, if you wish to submit a paper application, you may mail your application and materials to:
Jamaal Simpson
Department of Housing and Community Development
Office of Human Resources
7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, MD 20706
All application materials must be received by the filing deadline. If you are unable to upload your transcripts into the system, please send via email to Please include the following information in the body of the email:
  • Attn: Jamaal Simpson, HR Generalist
  • Your First and Last Name
  • Recruitment #
  • Classification (Job Title) of Recruitment
Incorrect application forms, or resumes in place of the application, will not be accepted. If you are interested in these positions and cannot apply online please fill out the paper application. For questions concerning these positions, please call 301-429-7781.

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As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

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