Housing Specialist


The Lord's Place

Position Overview

To join our Property Management team in the Operations Department.  The Housing Specialist will perform a variety of duties that include being the liaison with our housing programs and property management, and assist tenants in the understanding of leases and property rules.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Conduct HQS/move-in inspection at time of client move-in; conduct annual client HQS inspection
  • Manage moves (new clients and transferring clients); liaise between tenant and landlord (TLP) regarding maintenance repairs
  • Assist with additional furniture requests and deliveries throughout the year;
  • Coordinate the lease signing with client, including but not limited to educating them on their rights and responsibilities
  • Collaborate with Housing Coordinator in locating new units (researching and utilizing the landlord list emailed by county); add available units to availability list and report to Housing First Supervisor
  • Assist with and conduct wellness checks on clients as needed; identifies areas of improvement and offer suggestions to improve (i.e. hoarding, life skills – cleaning)
  • Attend monthly HHA meetings
  • Conduct client workshops (i.e. financial literacy)
  • Build and maintain contacts and listings of landlords/units that would be appropriate for the target populations (individuals and families who have experienced homelessness and/or are at risk of eviction)
  • Collaborate with Prevention program case manager to assist individuals and families at risk of eviction with searching for, identifying, and securing more affordable housing
  • Collaborate with Emergency Shelter case manager to assist individuals and families who have recently experienced homelessness with searching for, identifying, and securing affordable and safe housing
  • Provide education and assistance to at-risk and formerly homeless clients in understanding the terms of their lease and other conditions necessary for sustaining their housing
  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Housing Coordinator according to business needs.

Requirements

  • High school or equivalent required, two-year degree preferred.
  • Sales or marketing experience preferred.
  • Must obtain and maintain HUD-approved Housing Quality Standards (HQS) Certification and successfully complete HUD’s Online Visual Assessment Course for Housing Locators.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Excellent computer skills required, especially in the area of database creation.
  • Familiarity with real estate preferred.
  • Requires ability to operate business equipment used daily within the organization.
  • Valid Florida driver’s license required with clean driving record.
  • May require lifting up to 15 lbs.
  • Duties may require sitting for long periods of time.

How to Apply

Please tell us why you are the right person to join our team.  E-mail cover letter identifying the position applied for and resume to Jan Phillips at jphillips@thelordsplace.org or fax to 561-494-2922 if you want to be considered for this position.  EOE/DFWP/ADA


Accreditations

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