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Housing Specialist

New York City Recruitment New York, NY
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Coordinates, facilitates and assists all 22 families in obtaining permanent housing.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Conduct an initial housing plan, consisting of collecting information from client within

10 days of arrival to the facility.

· Assists in completing all necessary forms and applications for brokers, real estate

agencies, landlords and apartments.

· Evaluates all 22 cases from the time families enter Freeman Houses Tier II Facility,

monitoring their length of stay and daily activities.

· Facilitates and monitors families searching for housing weekly or monthly to ensure

that residents are actively seeking permanent housing.

· Advises social service staff on missing documents and documentation required by a

resident that needs to be submitted to the city.

· Prepare daily and weekly housing reports for resident’s transitional initiatives with

information regarding housing tours and interviews, inspections, and expected lease

signing dates.

· Completes monthly reports on all families discharged or moved into permanent

housing.

· Facilitate monthly housing workshops to inform residents of eligibility criteria for

subsidy programs, prepare for housing interviews, complete rental applications and

sustain permanent housing

· Meet and coordinate with city officials and other agencies on a regular basis.

· Access various outside agencies to assure that families are afforded opportunities to

affordable permanent housing.

· Meets with landlords, management companies and real estate agencies regarding available apartments.

· Meets daily or weekly with the Program Director, Case Manager Supervisor and Case Manager to inform of residents housing status.

· Troubleshoots housing problems and contacts city officials when needed and requested by the Program Director or the Executive Director.

· Conduct daily apartment searches and maintain a spreadsheet of available apartment’s demographics.

· Conducts daily and weekly follow-ups on resident’s transitional initiatives with information regarding interviews, lease signing, rent payments and moving.

· Submits city and state progress reports, when required.

· Coordinates, facilitates and conducts housing fairs where various housing agencies and landlords are invited to speak to clients, linking clients to apartments.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

· 3 years’ experience working with the homeless population.

· Ability to orally diffuse confrontations.

· Legible written and interpersonal communication skills.

· Ability to work as a team, interconnecting with fellow co-workers on updated resources for families statuses.

· Ability to perform administrative duties as required through protocol.

· Must have developed personal contact with a city wide network of landlords and brokers.

· Bilingual in English and Spanish a plus.

 

Company Description
Building Management Services

New York City Recruitment

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