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Welcome!  Thank you for your compassion for people who work hard every day to improve their quality of life and lift themselves and their families out of poverty and homelessness.  We know that you care that every household in Tucson is able to live in affordable, quality housing and that you understand that stable housing leads to better health and wellness for all people. No one can change their life without help; and together we are all stronger and more confident when we are determined and supported to meet and conquer our daily challenges.

Here are some ways that you can become involved with a winning team of tenants and participants, staff and partners.  We welcome you to the Compass Affordable Housing family where we are BUILDING BETTER TOGETHER!

Work With Us

Housing Assistant – Rapid Rehousing Program

Full Time: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm
Pay Rate: $17.00 – $18.00/hour

Employee Benefits:

Competitive Salary, Employer Subsidized Health Insurance for Employee and Family, Employer Matching 403 (b) plan (after 1 year), Employer Subsidized Dental Discount and Vision Plan, Employer Paid Training, 80 Hours Paid Time Off (PTO) Per Year,
 40 hours Paid Sick Time Off (PST) Per Year.

Job Description:

The Housing Assistant is supervised by the Program Manager and is responsible for orienting all eligible participants to the program and providing housing search and supportive services. The position includes creating self-sufficient and stabilized households, increasing assets, and setting up community support. Some activities of the position include case management services, housing search, participating in rent and move-in activities, providing financial assistance, referrals, follow-up, employment search, budgeting, and life skills. The position will meet with participants regularly.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Complete Intake process and develop case plans, budgets, and goal setting with participants monthly.

• Assess housing barriers of individuals and families experiencing homelessness and assist with housing search.

• Proved housing negotiations for rents, deposits, and lease agreements with landlords on the participants’ behalf, as needed.

• Act as an advocate and liaison with landlords and third-party resources.

• Conduct weekly check-ins with participants and two monthly in-person office and home visits with participants.

• Maintain thorough case notes on all program participant interactions and advocacy work.

• Assist program participants with building skills that are relevant to their goals (i.e., assisting with job search, resource applications, and other navigation of resources).

• Provide case management duties required and as defined by CAH for each participant.

• Monitor participants’ compliance with program guidelines.

• Maintain current HMIS systems and reports on participants.

• Track and report weekly on work completed and timeline.

• Follow personnel, financial, and confidentiality policies.

• Additional duties as necessary to assist with the operation and management of the CAH programs.


• Bachelor’s degree in social work preferred (obtained or in school), or a related field or two years’ experience in client/similar services.

• Be a team player who is flexible, open-minded, enthusiastic, and accepting of diversity.

• Be committed to team building, learning best practices, and attending CAH-led education.

• Must have the ability to communicate effectively with and support existing and potential program participants. Enthusiasm is required to work with people needing help.

• Exhibit professional communication skills and the ability to build and maintain collaborative relationships with a diverse set of agencies and organizations.

• Possess the ability to multitask and work on more than one project at a time and still complete assignments in a timely manner.

• Must have strong oral, written, and computer technical skills.

• Must be computer literate with the ability to utilize Microsoft Office Word and Excel.

• Be able to navigate efficiently through multiple in-house programs, Google Documents, Google Drive, Google Mail, and using shared drives.

• Experience with the internet, online research, email, and electronic work is a must.

• Must be a self-starter with the ability to take initiative to work with little direction after training and be willing to learn new data systems.

• Must work with integrity and uphold the CAH work ethic.

• Familiarity with human and/or social service programs (e.g., homeless, aging, mental health, adult protective services, child protective services, etc.).


• Must be at least 18 years of age to apply.

• Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation, and insurance.

• Have or must be able to obtain an AZ Fingerprint Clearance Card.

• Computer and technology literate.

• Proficient in the ability to read and write English.

Prior experience is preferred. Bi-lingual candidates are encouraged to apply. Salary based on experience. Employment References and background check is conducted pre-employment.

TO APPLY: Email Resume & Cover Letter to:

Non-Discrimination Policy: It is the policy of Compass Affordable Housing Inc. to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, genetic information, or military service in any of its activities or operations.

We Do Business in Accordance With the Federal Fair Housing Law

(The Fair Housing Amendments Act of 1988)

Intern With Compass Affordable Housing!

Compass Affordable Housing (CAH) is accepting applications from students and individuals wishing to intern with us. Interns receive on the job and other training as well as work along-side staff. We are committed to increasing an individual’s professional capacity. CAH will provide references and reference letter.

If you are interested please email us for an application at:

Give a Gift Today

Congratulations and thank you for making the choice to support individuals and families committed to becoming active community members as taxpayers and supporting the local economy.  Each gift is a valuable contribution and will make a difference in the lives of those we serve. We are truly grateful.

If you prefer to make a gift by check, please make it payable to: “Compass Affordable Housing” and send it directly to us at:

Compass Affordable Housing, Inc.
48 N Tucson Blvd, Suite 102
Tucson, AZ  85716

Compass Affordable Housing is a 501(c) 3 tax-exempt organization (Tax ID# 86-0708645) and your donation is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law. To claim a donation as a deduction on your U.S. taxes, please keep your donation receipt as your official record. We’ll send it to you upon successful completion of your gift.

Arizona Charitable Tax Credit

Arizona provides tax credits for individuals who make contributions to Qualifying Charitable Organizations (QCO).  Any charitable contribution of any amount up to $400 or $800 made to the Compass Affordable Housing may qualify the donor for an Arizona Tax Credit. For purposes of your tax return, our QCO code is #20341.

Donations do not have to be designated as “tax credit” donations in order to qualify for this benefit. 

Eligible contributions made on or before April 15 following the close of the taxable year may be applied to either the current or preceding taxable year. More information is available at the AZ Department of Revenue website.

If you have chosen to make your tax credit donation to CAH this year, THANK YOU! Please consult your tax advisor for any questions related to using this donation as a charitable tax credit.

Give a Monthly Gift

Giving monthly means you can take full advantage of the Arizona Tax Credit program a little bit at a time – automatically when you complete the donation form below.  When you file your state income tax return, the money is credited to you as cash or credit on taxes owed.  It’s money in the bank for you AND helps sustain CAH programs that serve others in need throughout the year.  It is truly the gift that keeps on giving.

Your monthly donation helps to assure that families have the opportunity to reside in safe affordable housing and live meaningful lives with dignity, as part of a healthy and inclusive community.

There are many other good reasons to make this choice:

• It’s convenient: When you sign up today, you choose your gift amount which can be changed or canceled at any time.
• It’s efficient: Less paperwork allows more of your gift to go to our programs!
• It’s effective: Your monthly gift provides a reliable stream of financial support to Compass Affordable Housing and the people we serve.
• It’s smart: Budget your tax credit payment rather than writing one big check.

Arizona Charitable Tax Credit

Arizona provides tax credits for individuals who make contributions Qualifying Charitable Organizations (QCO).  Charitable contributions made to the Compass Affordable Housing may qualify the donor for a maximum Arizona Tax Credit up to $400 or $800. Our QCO code is #20341. Eligible contributions made on or before April 15 following the close of the taxable year may be applied to either the current or preceding taxable year. More information is available at the AZ Department of Revenue website.

If you have chosen to make your tax credit donation to CAH this year, THANK YOU! Please consult your tax advisor for any questions related to using this donation as a charitable tax credit.

Give at Work

Contributions of any amount help us provide affordable housing enhanced with support services in Tucson. There are several ways that you can designate Compass Affordable Housing as your choice in your workplace giving campaigns:

Matching Gifts– Matching employee contributions are an increasingly popular way for companies to demonstrate support for their employees and the community. When an employee makes a donation to Compass Affordable Housing, the company’s “matching” donation of the same amount doubles the impact of your gift. Ask your employer if it has a matching gift program.

United Way – If your company’s employee giving program includes the United Way, look for Compass Affordable Housing in the list of organizations.  United Way programs also allow donors to write in an organization other than those listed. All you need to do is write “Compass Affordable Housing” on the “donor-option” line or provide our EIN number, 86-0708645, on your campaign giving form.

Give Stock

For many people, making a stock gift can be a better choice than cash*. Compass Affordable Housing is happy to accept your gift of stock, should that be the best option for you.

It’s as easy as 1-2-3

  1. Please notify us of your stock gift so we may shepherd your gift securely through the transfer process. Be prepared to provide us with the following information:

• Name of the donor

• Name of the stock being donated

• The number of shares being donated

• Date of the transfer

  1. Instruct your financial institution to call our Chief Financial Executive (CFO) at 520-305-4724.
  2. Our CFO will provide them with the information necessary to complete the transfer.


You can reach us in one of three ways:

Notify us by email at

Notify us by phone at (520) 305-4724

Notify us by mail at:
Compass Affordable Housing, Inc.
48 N Tucson Blvd, Suite 102
Tucson, AZ 85716

*We strongly encourage you to discuss your tax status with an attorney, financial advisor and/or accountant before making a gift of stock.

Make a Bequest

Do you want to help but just can’t make the contribution you’d like to make right now? Have you considered including a legacy gift in your will or trust?

This is one way to ensure the Compass Affordable Housing families will have your support in the future.   Remembering Compass Affordable Housing with a bequest in your will or living trust can help sustain and strengthen our programs for years to come.

There are several types of bequests to choose from.*


  • Specific – giving a certain amount of cash, securities, or property
  • General – giving property that is similar to all other items distributed, generally cash
  • Percentage – giving a stated percentage of your estate
  • Residual – giving all or a portion of what remains of your estate after specific and general bequests are distributed

If you’ve already been so generous as to include us in your estate planning, please let us know.

Notify us by e-mail at

Notify us by phone at (520) 305-4724

Notify us by mail at:
Compass Affordable Housing, Inc.
48 N Tucson Blvd, Suite 102
Tucson, AZ 85716

*There are unlimited options for making a legacy gift.  We strongly encourage you to discuss your estate planning with an attorney, financial advisor and/or accountant when considering a legacy gift.

Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are treasured at Compass Affordable Housing. As a volunteer, you bring positive energy, new ideas, valuable skills and opportunities for community events that will enrich lives.  Many of our community events, and some of our classes and workshops, are powered by community volunteers.

On occasion we also have volunteer events, like community garden work days, community improvement or clean-up projects, that can engage a large number of people.

If you are interested in volunteering your time, please contact us at or (520) 647-9652

Become an Intern

As an intern with Compass Affordable Housing you will gain hands-on experience working with tenants and program participants. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with local agencies and engage with grantors and funders. At CAH we value what interns bring to the agency in educational and personal experience. Our team has included Bachelors and Masters students from the ASU School of Social Work, Pima Community College, and graduate students of public health and other programs.

If you have a passion for working with people to achieve self-sufficiency and stability, consider spending a semester or a year with us! 

If you are interested in becoming an intern, please contact us at or 520-647-9652.

Give an In-Kind Gift

Would you like to give a gift of goods or services that will help a family that is starting over? Many in-kind gifts help us provide items that we cannot otherwise offer. Here are a few things we are always in need of and able to use immediately upon receipt:

• Full size personal care items for families
• Office supplies
• Outdoor Furniture – gently used, sturdy chairs and picnic tables
• Home furnishings – gently used couches, sofa beds, tables, dining sets, computer and/or TV stands, children’s beds
• New bedding, pillows and towels
• Large flat screen TV’s that can be mounted
• Folding tables and chairs
• Donations of plants and trees for landscaping and the community gardens
• Bicycles in working order

Due to lack of storage, we are unable to accept clothing donations. Large items must be delivered to a designated Compass Affordable Housing site.

If you are interested in donating in-kind items, please contact us at or (520) 305-4724.