The position of Emergency Housing Program Coordinator reports directly to the Clinical Director of U.S.VETS — Hawai’i and is responsible for the coordination and supervision of project-based and scattered-site permanent housing programs. The sole function of these programs is to assist homeless, disabled veterans and their families to obtain and maintain long-term housing.

 Bachelors degree required in Social Work, Public Administration, or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.
 Experience working with homeless, disabled individuals, veterans, and/or families in need
 Ability to communicate and work effectively with a diverse group of clients, staff, and community members
 Excellent written and oral communication skills
 Leadership and Conflict Management skills
 Demonstration of personal and financial integrity in the workplace
 Ability to work independently with minimal oversight
 Experience facilitating support groups
 Ability to work independently and within a team
 Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of clients, staff, and community members

Job Responsibilities:
 Assists with the development of a therapeutic milieu in accordance with U.S.VETS’ mission and philosophy
 Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with community partners to include the Veterans Administration, the local Continuum of Care, housing facilities, landlords, and agencies and programs to successfully deliver services to veterans with disabilities and their families
 Establishes scattered-site housing units in the community and maintains positive collaborations with housing providers and landlords
 Manages and assists with operations and property management of project-based and scattered site emergency housing programs Statewide
 Assists with the development and maintenance of client care guidelines for veterans and ensures that legal requirements are met
 Supervises and assists with new client intakes, evaluations, and placements of veterans and their families who are in need of services
 Supervises Case Management, Outreach, and support staff providing emergency housing services to veterans
 Performs outreach to veterans and provides case management as needed
 Performs crisis intervention, staffing, and home visits to address client needs and issues
 Supervises data entry and updating of the Homeless Information Management Systems and responsible for accuracy of data
 Responsible for data entry and management of program databases to compile demographics, track services, and generate reports
 Develops and updates client forms and landlord agreements as necessary
 Conducts internal audits of client charts and data to ensure compliance with VA Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan (QASP)regulations
 Facilitates and/or oversees groups or classes for program participants such as Life Skills and Building Healthy Families
 Facilitates and/or oversees monthly town hall/community meeting/house meetings with all veterans in the emergency housing programs
 Maintains overall organizational integrity within the program and compliance with all federal and other regulations
 Coordinates special projects as identified by Executive Director, Program Manager, Clinical Director, and Operations Manager

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compensation: $35,000-$42,500 based on experience

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Event to offer information, assistance on VA home loans

Star-Advertiser staff
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

A free housing summit will be held Saturday to provide valuable information to military veterans and active duty members on government homeownership programs.

Bryan Ahn, state director of the Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals-Honolulu Chapter, said VA home loans are one of the fastest growing markets in home sales but veterans and active duty members in Hawaii aren’t taking advantage of their hard-earned privilege…

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20 August 2014

Bill pitches Leeward medical site

A measure in the U.S. Senate includes reforms to repair the embattled VA health care system

Gregg K. Kakesako
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Hawaii’s two U.S. senators are co-sponsors of legislation that would give Hawaii another health care facility for veterans, possibly built in Leeward Oahu and named after retired Sen. Daniel Akaka.

The bill is among the stack of measures intended to make the Department of Veterans Affairs more accountable following reports of the nation’s veterans enduring long wait times — prompting the resignation of Kauai-born retired Army Gen. Eric “Ric” Shinseki as head of the agency.

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6 June 2014


JANUARY 3, 2014

Veterans Affairs Shocks Hawaii Military Homebuyers

2014 VA Loan Guaranty Limits Fall from $750,000 to $625,500 in Honolulu

(HONOLULU) — Limits on Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) loan guarantees for home mortgages dropped at the beginning of this year by $124,500 in Honolulu, even though government-backed mortgage limits in other high-cost counties, including many in California, increased.

In 2013, the maximum guaranty amount for a VA loan in Honolulu was $750,000. The 2014 guaranty amount, released on December 24, 2013 saw that limit drop to $625,500. The reduction comes at a time when the median single family home prices on Oahu have steadily risen to as much as $684,000 in November 2013, according to the Honolulu Board of Realtors.

While a loan guaranty of $625,500 may seem high for a home on the mainland, on Oahu where the average single family home price is $684,000, the impact on liquidity cannot be understated.

“This $124,500 drop in VA loan guaranty will cause stress on the families who depend on these loan guarantees. Veterans and their families will now face potentially higher down payment requirements and/or increased financing rates,” Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine said.

“The VA and lawmakers in Washington, D.C. should consider the impact these reductions will have on unique real estate markets such as Oahu and take into consideration variations in home prices, incomes and cost of living,” Councilmember Pine added.

VA loans have increased 7.8% from 2012 and a total of 5,292 loans were issued in Hawaii in 2013.

“We have numerous veterans who will be impacted negatively by this reduction,” said Tony Dias, Branch Manager for Veterans United Home Loans of Hawaii.

“I trust that our government will recognize the severity of this reduction and do what is right to provide our veterans with the finance options they deserve,” Mr. Dias added.

Descriptions of the 2014 and 2013 VA County Loan Limits are available via these links:

2014 VA County Loan Limits:

2013 VA County Loan Limits:

Councilmember Pine represents residents of District One (Ewa, Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Honokai Hale, Ko Olina, Nanakuli, Maili, Waianae, Makaha, Keaau, Makua) and chairs the Intergovernmental Affairs and Human Services Committee.

Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine
Tel: (808) 768-5001


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Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Veterans’ Day holiday schedule

City government offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans’ Day, a federal holiday.

  • Emergency ambulance, fire, lifeguard, and police services will be available.
  • Municipal golf courses, the zoo, and botanical gardens will be open.
  • Regular refuse collections will be made and landfills/transfer stations will be open.
  • TheBus will operate on a Saturday schedule. (For information, go to or call 848-5555.)
  • The People’s Open Markets will be closed.
  • Neal Blaisdell Box office will be closed.
  • Satellite City Halls and Driver License Offices will be closed.
  • Traffic lanes will not be coned.
  • On-street parking will be free, except for metered stalls on Kalakaua Avenue along Kapiolani Park.




Friday October 4, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
91-1039 Shangrila Ave., Building #1772
Kapolei, Hawai‘i 96707

Your Participation includes:

  • Meeting Employers
  • Application Assistance
  • Usage of Career Center Computers
  • Resume Critiquing Assistance
  • Scheduled on or off site Interviews
  • Employment Network and Resources

Remember to dress professional and impressionable, bring copies of your resume, identification and DD214.

If you have any questions, please contact Dimples Harris, Workforce Coordinator at or (808) 682-6051 office, (808) 330-5566 cell.