Statewide Housing Specialist - Southern Region

Scope of Work

The Statewide Housing Specialist is responsible for performing all associated administrative duties related to the operation of SAAF Statewide Housing including paying rents, completing billings, and managing landlord relationships. The Statewide Housing Specialist is responsible for screening, coordinating, and ensuring timely completion of all client housing related eligibility paperwork. The Statewide Housing Specialist is also responsible for working with clients in SAAF Housing on housing, income, and employment-related goals. This position will be based in Tucson, Arizona. The western Arizona service area will cover Yuma, La Paz, Pinal, Graham, Greenlee, Santa Cruz and Cochise Counties with the possibility of working in other counties as necessary. Due to the scope of the Statewide Housing Program this position will require frequent regular travel throughout the state, particularly in the respective service area of the Housing Specialist. This travel is for the purpose of visiting clients in-home and coordinating statewide housing activities with community partners. Travel is conducted by personal vehicle and by rental car. The Statewide Housing Specialist is a full-time non-exempt position and requires the ability to work very flexible hours including some evenings, late nights, weekends and holidays. The Statewide Housing Specialist reports to the Statewide Housing Program Manager. Duties include but are not limited to:

Functional Responsibilities

Assist clients throughout the process of entering SAAF Housing programs for persons experiencing homelessness. This entails:

  • Working with private landlords, community partner organizations, and local Ryan White Part B service providers to identify housing for the client based on stated client needs and preferences.
  • Work to assist clients in identifying and overcoming barriers to obtaining housing including but not limited to, criminal history, rental history, lack of identification or vital records, untreated mental health needs, lack of income, domestic violence, and substance use.
  • Assist the client in moving into housing in conjunction with local Ryan White Part B service providers and through coordination with moving and storage companies.
  • Completing Housing Quality Standards Inspections of client housing units.
  • Ensure housing participants understand their tenancy/participation agreements, their rights and obligations as participants, and their SAAF client rights and responsibilities.
  • Provide case management services to clients living with HIV on housing, income, and employment related goals only.
  • Responsible for preparing compliance reports and monthly and/or annual billings.
  • Responsible for completing daily logs of cash receipts for the housing program.
  • Responsible for maintaining relationships with property management companies and private landlords hosting SAAF’s scattered site housing units.
  • Prepares in-house housing reports (security deposits, rent rolls, vacancy reports, occupancy list, subsidy usage, program enrollment, non-payments of rent).
  • Processes documents and submits housing accounts receivables and payables.
  • Reviews eligibility documentation for completeness and accuracy; coordinates with Housing Case Managers to ensure timely submission of documentation.
  • Inputs data from SAAF Housing programs into the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), CareWare, and property management database.
  • Tracks compliance with grantor policies, including changes in HRSA, ADHS, or HUD policies.
  • Coordinates resident move-ins and unit transfers.
  • Maintains current documentation for each resident according to grantee regulations.
  • Serves as a member of the Care Services department team and attends agency and Care Services department staff meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum of two years’ prior administrative experience in social services or a housing or property management related field.
  • Excellent organizational, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Appropriate fingerprint clearance through the Arizona Department of Public Safety (paid for by SAAF).
  • Access to a reliable vehicle for work use, a valid Arizona Driver License, current insurance and a driving record that will be supported by our liability insurance provider.
  • Ability to travel long distances and work in rural areas across a large geographic area.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Certified Housing Quality Standards inspector or ability to become certified within six months of hire (paid for by SAAF).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of evidence-based practices including Housing First and harm reduction.
  • Prior experience working in a non-profit environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; sensitivity to cultural and personal diversity.
  • Experience with supportive housing programs and with HUD programs.
  • Knowledge of the Arizona Landlord Tenant Act.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish.


Non-Exempt: $18.30 – $22.42/hr DOE


Eleven (11) paid holidays, two (2) half day paid holidays, one (1) paid floating holiday, twenty (20) days of paid vacation per year to start, in addition to 40 hours of sick leave. Health, dental, vision, and life insurance; 401(k) with matching, long-term and short-term disability insurance. Additional optional plans include Life Insurance, Pet Services Discount Plan, Equitable plans (Accident Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance and Hospital Confinement Insurance). Access to SAAF Health Clinic on-site for primary care needs.

To Apply

Submit a letter of interest and resume with dates of employment to:
Yvette Bass, Recruiting and Retention
Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation
375 S. Euclid Ave.
Tucson, AZ, 85719
or email, or fill out the form below.

Affirmative Action

The Southern Arizona AIDS Foundation is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.

People who have used drugs, have performed sex work, people of color, women, members of the LGBTQ+ communities, those who have experienced housing insecurity, people who have received harm reduction services, and people living with HIV/AIDS and/or hepatitis C are strongly encouraged to apply.

Physical Requirements

This job is a Sedentary Work position, as defined by the Social Security Administration, CFR. CFR § 404.1567.

Physical exertion requirements: (a) Sedentary work. Sedentary work involves lifting no more than 10 pounds at a time and occasionally lifting or carrying articles like docket files, ledgers, and small tools. Although a sedentary job is defined as one which involves sitting, a certain amount of walking and standing is often necessary in carrying out job duties. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required occasionally and other sedentary criteria are met.


This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive; an employee will also perform other reasonably related job responsibilities as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. Management reserves the right to revise or change job duties as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. Management reserves the right to change job descriptions, job duties, functions, and requirements.

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