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Housing Specialist

Greater Nashua Mental Health

Established in 1920, Greater Nashua Mental Health has as its mission: empowering individuals to lead full and satisfying lives through treatment and support. Our agency provides comprehensive, evidence-based behavioral health services for individuals with mental health and/or substance misuse disorders. We offer a wide array of services in office and community settings, serving adults and children.  As the State-designated Community Mental Health Center for Southern Hillsborough County, we serve everyone who walks in our doors, and no one is ever turned away due to the inability to pay for services.  Without our agency, many of the most vulnerable members of our community would not have access to critically needed behavioral health care.   We believe that by respecting people as they are, we can help them to become all that they wish to be.

Job Summary:

Greater Nashua Mental Health is looking for a full-time Housing Specialist to join our Adult Services Team! The Housing Specialist is responsible for implementing a Supported Housing program. The Housing Specialist will work collaboratively with Director of Housing and Vocational Services, the State Bureau of Mental Health Services staff, housing agencies, and treatment team providers to develop and provide safe, stable, and affordable transitional housing. The Housing Specialist will assess and assist clients to identify and apply for appropriate short and long-term housing subsidies such as Bridge Subsidy Program, Section 8 vouchers, 811 vouchers, or other types of permanent housing opportunities available to the client. The Housing Specialist provides assistance to adult clients of GNMH who are diagnosed with severe and severe and persistent mental illnesses, and are experiencing homelessness. 


Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct formal housing assessments for clients referred.
  • Schedule, coordinate, and facilitate housing opportunities for consumers through housing development activities.
  • Assist Clients in move in process to supported housing program at identified housing site.
  • Oversee and monitor congregate living at the supported housing site.
  • Assist clients to adjust to congregate living and provide support and collaboration with treatment team to meet the mental health needs of client.
  • Provide education and supports regarding establishment of skills to better ensure future sustainable housing.
  • Work with treatment providers, clients, and natural supports to develop plans of housing sustainability for homelessness prevention.
  • Conduct face-to-face housing presentations.
  • Help consumers secure and maintain affordable housing.
  • Contact prospective landlords to schedule showing of rental units.
  • Schedule housing interviews and assist with the rental application process.
  • Conduct apartment inspections to ensure apartments meet acceptable standards.
  • Help consumers make informed decisions.
  • Ensure the execution of a subsidy contract for the individual.
  • Maintain current information about the individual’s benefits (that is, basic income and medical information) to ensure that the subsidy amount is accurate with regard to the individual’s income.
  • Facilitate annual recertifications for on-going eligibility.
  • Help individuals meet tenancy obligations such as timely rent payments and other lease requirements.
  • Assist individuals with housing-related issues relevant to fulfilling lease requirements such as initial household setup, budgeting, housekeeping, house rules, contacting the landlord about repairs and other problems in the home, health and safety (including fire emergency plans and other safety and security concerns), and other issues.
  • Help mediate landlord-tenant issues;
  • Provide follow-up services to individuals in maintaining their homes by providing periodic in-home visits.
  • Help individuals apply for and transition to other types of long-term housing assistance, such as Section 8 vouchers or public housing.
  • Collaborate with designated agencies to ensure an individual’s stability in the home.
  • Assist, guide, and refer individuals to other resources as needed.
  • Maintain security and confidentiality of individual information.
  • Maintain records including demographic information; services provided to individuals; appointments with landlords, property managers, housing subsidy administrators, or other marketing efforts; and meeting with individuals.
  • Document rental assistance payments to landlords.
  • Coordinate and record individual applications to subsidy programs.



  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology or related field.
  • 1-2 years of related work experience.
  • Availability to work flexible hours to provide on-call support and respond to after-hours concerns and emergencies.
  • Familiarity with housing subsidy programs a plus.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products (Email, Word, EXCEL).
  • Strong collaborating skills, and an ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment with frequent deadlines; high energy, self-motivated and proactive.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multitask, and be flexible with regard to workload and assignments.
  • Ability to exercise judgment. 


Why Join Us:

GNMH was voted the Number 1 Mental Health Provider in the Nashua area’s Best of 2021 contest! We are looking for collaborative, curious for knowledge people with a “can do” mentality to join our team of compassionate employees! We provide a stimulating work environment and offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits including:


  • Choice of 2 health insurance plans
  • Health Reimbursement Arrangement
  • Health Plan Opt Out Benefit
  • Health Savings Account
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Group Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Accident & Critical Illness Insurances
  • 403b Retirement Plan with Agency Match
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Generous Earned Time Off
  • Paid Extended Sick Time
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Bereavement Leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Supervision towards Clinical Licensure
  • Qualifying Employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program and NH State Loan Repayment Program
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Date Added: January 14, 2022

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