Housing Services Specialist

Description

The Housing Services Specialist works directly with clients to locate and secure safe and decent affordable rental units. The goal of the Specialist is to reduce the length of time spent by clients to secure housing after program intake. The Specialist provides support to the Shelter Plus Care Program (including SPC, LTLCHD, LTLD and Pathways Home PSH projects) Intake Specialist and Supportive Clinical Case Worker (SCCW) to address challenges experienced by clients that interfere with securing a lease. The Housing Services Specialist will coordinate with partner agencies’ case managers to assist households in finding and securing appropriate housing of their choice. The specialist performs HUD HQS (Housing Quality Standards) inspections.

This position has a social justice component that will allow for critical thinking around how the external systems impact the work that we are doing through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principles of anti-racism and grounding those principles in everyday work are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.

 

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