Home Forward is seeking a Rent Assistance Program Analyst for the Project Based Voucher (PBV) team.  This position supports Home Forward’s strategic and operational objectives in the following ways:

Perform a variety of responsible support and administrative duties in the provision of county-wide short-term rent assistance services to individuals and families that are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless; Determine initial and ongoing participant eligibility for assigned program(s); Monitor grant expenditures and provide technical support to partner agencies; Process and review program participant applications and related correspondence; Provide information and assistance to Home Forward clients and the general public regarding program policies and procedures; Monitor conformance with program budget and other grantor requirements; Gather and track data on costs for program activities; And to develop related narrative and statistical program performance reports.

In this context, the incumbent in this position will collaborate with others at all levels of the organization and with external stakeholders in the consideration of significant goals, concepts, initiatives, and other activities that profoundly affect Home Forward, its employees, and the people that it serves.


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:
To protect the health of the community and employees, effective November 19, 2021, Home Forward requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption as a qualification of employment. 

This position is represented by AFSCME Local 3135 and will close on  Thursday, June 8, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. This is a hybrid work position that requires two (2) days of on-site work per week.

Compensation starts at $29.50 per hour and Home Forward provides wonderful and competitive benefits, including (please see the benefits tab for full details):

  • Generous medical, dental, vision, prescription, and mental health benefits.  Employees only need to cover 11% of the cost regardless of plan option!
  • PSLF Covered Employer We are a participant in the Public Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) plan.  This means that by serving your community with Home Forward, your loans could be forgiven.
  • Long-Term Savings & Retirement is important for financial wellness and closing the wealth gap.  We contribute 12% into each employee’s PERS/OPSRP pension plan as well as contributing a $750 match to your deferred compensation/457b plan each year.
  • 16 Paid Holidays! –  Over three weeks in paid holidays, which includes 4-days of organizational rest.
  • Home Office & Internet Stipends We are a hybrid organization and set-up our folks for success!  Each new employee will receive a $250 home office set-up stipend, and $150 annually there-after.  Plus, we contribute to your internet expenses too.

This is a great opportunity to make an impact in your community, and establish a great career with an organization that cares about its employees.

On-site work will be located at:

New Market West
135 SW Ash St.
Portland, OR 97204
Apply today! 


Education & Experience Guidelines

Education and Exerience Guidelines:
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in sociology, social work, public administration or a related field. Alternative education and experience qualifications welcome.

Five years of increasingly responsible experience working in direct client services in a social services or government setting with the elderly, disadvantaged families or mentally or physically disabled populations with two years experience in program planning and implementation. Alternative education and experience qualifications welcome.

License or Certificate:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license.

Physical Conditions and Working Environment:
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions.

Hybrid combination of office setting and telework based in Oregon or Washington.  Some travel needed to attend meetings, trainings, or assisting where help is needed.

Incumbents require sufficient mobility to work in an office setting and operate office equipment; sit for extended periods of time; perform repetitive motion of hands and wrists.

Vision sufficient to read small print, computer screens and other printed documents.

Supervision Received and Exercised:
Receives supervision from the Project Based Vouchers Program Supervisor.