SSVF Housing Navigator (Southern Region)

Community Hope, Inc. Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ $26.00 per hour

Do you want to work in a friendly, professional and supportive organization? Do you have a desire to serve those who bravely served our country? If so, COME JOIN OUR TEAM!

4 WEEKS Paid-Time Off!, Birthday Holiday PLUS MORE!

****Must reside within catchment area: (Either: Burlington, Ocean, Monmouth, Mercer or Middlesex counties.)*****

Will assist veterans and their families with finding affordable, safe, and stable permanent housing in the community within the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program for HUD-VASH recipients. Flexible hours, including evenings and weekends and an ability to travel within the service delivery areas are required. 

  • Conducts housing searches for applicants.
  • Assists veterans with housing applications.
  • Meets with participants in community settings such as shelters, jails, hospitals, and private residences.
  • Prepare households for successful tenancy utilizing their voucher, including explaining the requirements of their lease, local tenant laws, and expectations for successful tenancy.
  • Develops relationships with landlords, realtors, brokers, and property managers.
  • Documents service delivery and maintains accurate, timely, and detailed records.
  • Provides advocacy, linkage, and referrals for permanent housing.
  • Acts as a mediator between veteran/family and landlords, realtors, real estate brokers, housing authority personnel, property managers, and any other housing professionals.
  • Acts as liaison between HUD-VASH staff and veteran.
  • Works collaboratively with VA staff.
  • Tracks referral, intake and enrollment activities in the electronic health record.
  • Transports veterans in agency vehicles in a safe, cautious, and responsible manner.
  • Attends and organizes outreach events in the community.
  • Functions as a team member by covering co-worker responsibilities, participating in program activities, and communicating relevant information to other team members.   


  • Master’s Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, Mental Health, Human Services, or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of One (1) year of experience involving engagement with landlords or property managers, in real estate, or conducting appropriate connections of individuals, especially those experiencing homelessness, preferably veterans, to housing services.
  • Knowledge of or training in substance use, mental health, homelessness, or human services.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license; NJ Driver’s license in good standing.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred, but not required.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor. Request Priority Protected Veteran Referral. EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled Contact.

~We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply including Native American, people of color, women, LGBTQ+, people of all abilities, veterans and veteran spouses.~ 

Community Hope, Inc. is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
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