REPORTS TO: Senior Program Manager, Innovation
STATUS: Exempt, salaried, full-time
LOCATION: Chicago, Illinois
This position will be grant funded for 12 months but may potentially be extended based on a number of possible factors.
About All Chicago:
On an average night in 2019, nearly 5,300 people could be found on our streets and in our shelters. Tens of thousands more are just one unexpected setback away from joining them. These are our neighbors and together we can ensure that we all have stable homes.
All Chicago strengthens our community’s collective efforts to prevent and end homelessness, guided by a vision of impact, influence, and inspiration. As our name implies, All Chicago brings together homeless service providers, non-profit partners, donors, and people with the lived experience of homelessness in a strategic effort to make homelessness history in Chicago.
All Chicago launched the Expedited Housing Initiative, which has as one goal to centralize landlord outreach and engagement. We believe this will allow Chicago to rapidly connect people experiencing homelessness with rental subsidies, services, and units scattered throughout the city. EHI’s success hinges on our ability to identify a large number of landlords and units. This position is a new position to oversee the expansion of Chicago Rents, our centralized landlord outreach and engagement initiative.
The Project Manager is charged with growing efforts and a team of people to coordinate outreach to, engagement of, and partnership with landlords to support efforts to end homelessness in Chicago. Through the Coronavirus Relief Fund, Chicago has allocated a significant portion of its CARES Act funding for rental subsidies to help end homelessness for many households in Chicago.
Chicago Rents will require coordinating activities across the homeless service system, including various housing programs, populations, and partners. System-level coordination of landlord outreach and engagement will increase the effectiveness of existing housing programs by increasing the number of landlords who participate in housing programs and who may be willing to bend screening criteria to make their units more accessible, increasing the ability of housing providers to identify housing units, and streamline city-level processes to make the housing process more effective.
The Project Manager is responsible for scaling and directing the initiative. This includes establishing and building partnerships with key stakeholders, engage stakeholders in collaborative planning, formalizing a framework for carrying out landlord relationship recruitment and management, developing marketing and education materials, identifying performance metrics to evaluate the initiative, and overseeing implementation.
Chicago Rents Project Management – 85%
Administration – 15%
Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to preventing and ending homelessness in Chicago and will have the following: