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POSITION: R&P Housing Specialist 

WAGE: $48,600 per year 

LOCATION: IRCO Main-10301 NE Glisan, Portland, OR 97220 

Remote work will also be expected of this position 

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STATUS: Full Time with Benefits 

PROGRAM(S): Housing Sector through Refugee Reception & Placement Program REPORTS TO: Housing & Supportive Services Manager 

OPENING DATE: March 22, 2023 

CLOSING DATE: Open until filled 

REQUIREMENTS: Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination or approved request for accommodation  is required. English language proficiency required; knowledge of a second  language preferred. Access to personal vehicle and insurance during  

business hours required. 


For decades, IRCO has been helping refugees to find employment in Oregon. Starting in 2021,  IRCO began assisting newly arrived refugees to make Oregon their new home through  reception and placement services.  

The R&P Housing Specialist will supplement and expand the resettlement team’s efforts to find  affordable housing in neighborhoods that are safe and near public transit. This Housing  Specialist’s duties will focus on the documentation, coordination of team efforts, and payment  processing side of our housing efforts. Duties will also include maintaining relationships with  landlords and rental agencies and developing relationships with new landlords and rental  agencies. It will also include finding appropriate housing that meets required guidelines and  conducting house inspections prior to move in, as well as supporting the Resettlement &  Placements team and volunteers to prepare homes for new arrivals. This position may also be  involved in helping to distribute and administer supplemental funding in cases where clients’  cash assistance does not cover their housing costs.