Housing Specialist

Pittsburg, CA
Full-time
Salary: $18.00 to $20.00 /hour


System 1 Staffing is currently seeking an experienced full-time temporary Housing Specialist for one of our clients in Concord, CA. When applying, kindly include your resume, current salary and salary requirements.

LANDLORD OUTREACH & HOUSING SEARCH SUPPORT Tasks:

-Locate and build relationships with landlords who are willing to house homeless

-Provides support for referrals to appropriate housing, identifying vacancies based on needs and availability, assisting with scheduling apartment viewings, submitting rental applications, and follow-up with property owners

-Negotiate rental agreements with landlords, conduct housing inspections, and assist participants with review of lease agreements and move-ins

-Match landlord qualifications with client needs

-Assist in assuring housing meets habitability standards

-Assure appropriate documentation is in order for facilities considered for participant placement

-Maintain collaborative working relationship with other community service providers

-Complete paperwork and obtain housing subsidies for participants as needed

-Conduct regular home visits to all participants &; Provide assessments of each client and create individual housing case plans including written recommendations for housing needs

-Assist with ongoing housing search activities

-Provide ongoing, monthly housing retention support to clients after they are housed

-Coordinate with client and program staff to obtain and enter six-month and twelve-month housing retention information.

-Negotiation with prospective landlords

-How to complete a rental application and address barriers to tenant selection

-Tenant Rights and Responsibilitieso Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodation

-Research and maintain information about housing support programs and opportunities

-Maintains and updates a Housing Directory which will include apartment communities, affordable housing providers, clean-and-sober housing, residential facilities, housing authority contacts, and any other housing resource to assist participants in the search for housing

-Track changes in contract law and/or regulatory requirements which may impact housing placement efforts for the population served

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