Housing Advocacy Programs

Statewide CARES Rental Subsidy Benefit Specialist

(2 positions)



The Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity’s (CVOEO) Housing Advocacy Programs (HAP) seeks two experienced, energetic, and committed individual with a high degree of initiative to join our team as the Statewide CARES Rental Subsidy Benefit Specialist

The Statewide CARES Rental Subsidy Benefit Specialist provides rental assistance support through the CARES funding for individuals and households experiencing homelessness across Vermont.  This position includes technical and administrative work such as conducting eligibility assessments, reviewing subsidy applications for completeness, and ensuring  compliance with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program and the CARES Act.  He/She/They will work within the statewide housing advocacy team and ensure that participants have access to basic financial and tenant education opportunities and other resources that will support their housing stability. 

Successful applicants will have a Bachelor degree in a related discipline plus two years of administrative or community service experience; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to interact effectively and in a positive manner with a diverse population, landlords, and other social service providers; bilingual abilities are a plus.  To learn more about this position, please view our job description:  Statewide CARES Rental Subsidy Benefit Specialist


This is a 40 hours / week position (anticipated through March 2022) with health insurance and an excellent benefit package.  To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:  HAPCares2020@cvoeo.org   Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until suitable candidates are found.



CVOEO is an Equal Opportunity Employer



CVOEO addresses fundamental issues of economic, social, and racial justice and works with people to achieve economic independence.


Serving more than 10,000 households annually,
impacting the lives of over 23,000 individuals