Juneau, Alaska (KINY) There is still time to apply for a CBJ position that will work with the homeless community.
The City and Borough of Juneau is currently advertising for a brand new position – a Housing & Homelessness Service Coordinator. The application period for the full-time, benefited position closes on January 3, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.
In October, the Assembly approved accepting a $100,000 grant from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority to fund this staff member. The new position will work directly with the CBJ Chief Housing Officer and the Juneau Coalition on Housing and Homelessness to coordinate housing and service efforts, as well as serve as the Assembly’s point person on homeless issues and initiatives.
Creating this position was one of the recommendations of the Mayor's Task Force on Homelessness, which concluded in September. The task force provided the guidance that homelessness – its causes and solutions – require time, collaboration and resources. The Housing & Homelessness Service Coordinator is a step toward these efforts.
The job opening was first posted in October and generated a handful of applications. Previous applicants that are interested will still be considered. CBJ hopes to have the Housing & Homelessness Service Coordinator in place by the end of January.