Housing Specialist (Bronx, NY)

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Nonprofit



JOB TITLE:???????????????????????????? Housing Specialist

FLSA:????????????????????????????????????? Non-Exempt

DIVISON:????? ???????????????????????? Services

REPORTS TO:????????????????????????Shelter Director

LOCATION:??????????????????????????? Bronx, NY (Bruckner Shelter)

SUMMARY:??This position will work out of a 188 bed adult family homeless shelter located in Bronx, NY. The Housing Specialist is responsible for working with clients to identify permanent housing.? ??

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Interfaces with landlord and management companies to establish working relationship
  • Create and maintain a liaison with DHS Housing Placement Unit
  • Oversees landlord and management company compliance in meeting the established housing laws, building codes and lease agreements
  • Works in conjunction with Case Management to identify potential clients that are housing ready
  • Resolves crises or conflicts with landlords and management relationships
  • Ensures uniformity in maintaining fair housing standards in securing apartments
  • Develops and maintains a database of available housing options
  • Works towards identifying new housing opportunities for clients through ongoing networks
  • Prepares and/or coordinates reports and related information related to housing codes and compliance
  • Informs Case Management staff of unit readiness and/or problems with client maintaining units
  • Prepare housing packages (HRA?s 2010E Application, General Population Housing Packages, HUD VASH Application Process, HPD Section 8 Process, LINC IV, IV + & V, etc.) and collaborate with Case Management staff with the preparation of psycho-social applications and assist in the access of any needed documents.

EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Work experience should include but is not limited to, negotiating lease agreements with landlords and/or realtor management companies and proving housing for special needs populations. Knowledge of applicable state and city housing and disability laws and codes essential. Must possess a valid driver?s license.? Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus


Associated topics: business development, case management, development, liaison, manage, project, program management, project development, project management, resource development

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