Phone (419) 784-5136 | Address: 1933 E 2nd Street Defiance, Ohio 43512

Website Northwestern Ohio Community Action Commission

Our mission is to plan, develop and coordinate services designed to combat conditions related to poverty.

Permanent Supportive Housing Specialist – Defiance, OH

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8-4:30.

Wage:  $16.00 (w/ Associate’s Degree) – $17.16 hourly (w/ Bachelor’s Degree)

Benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement plan with an agency 6% match
  • Accruals earned: Personal (2 weeks) and Vacation (1 week in first year and 2 weeks years 2-5)
  • 15 paid holidays
  • Working with a non-profit {501(c)(3)} qualifies staff for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program


Provide individualized housing assistance and coordination of supportive services to chronically homeless persons to achieve stable housing and achieve the highest level of self-sufficiency.

  • Screen and evaluate persons requesting housing assistance to determine eligibility. Review applications with supervisor to determine the appropriateness of placement.
  • Solicit local landlords through systematic planning and outreach to promote the benefits of the PSH program. Maintain a database of participating landlords and available units.
  • Provide housing location and supportive services to the homeless, near homeless and disadvantaged persons to ensure delivery of needed support services.
  • Assist households w/ barriers preventing them from obtaining/maintaining independent housing.
  • Coordinate the process to complete required housing inspections for rental units. At a minimum, meet the monthly contact requirements of four times monthly within the first three months of being housed and three times per month thereafter, including one home visit per month.
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of client problems such as chronic homelessness, substance/chemical abuse, health issues, medications, mental health, HIV/Aids, legal aid, etc.
  • Maintain regular contact with partner agencies to ensure that equal and adequate opportunities are being provided to households requesting housing assistance. Develop and maintain partnership agreements.
  • Reassess households every 3-months to determine the need for on-going services.
  • Act as a liaison with landlords and other community stakeholders to promote the success of residents and the PSH program.  Intervene during landlord-tenant issues, mediating any concerns that may arise.   Coordinate efforts to prevent eviction.
  • Maintain case files on each client, and records pertinent data as needed.


  • Associate’s Degree in Human Services, Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Criminal Justice or closely related degree, preferred. OR
  • Any Associate’s/Bachelor’s Degree with demonstrated public service experience.
  • Must have a reliable vehicle in order complete supportive services.
  • Must be able to stand for periods of time and navigate stairs.
  • Must have a valid Ohio Drivers’ License, maintain state minimum amount of automobile liability insurance, and be insurable through NOCAC’s insurance carrier.

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