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Housing Specialist
Summary
Title:Housing Specialist
ID:UFR666
Program Name:University Family Residence
Location:Bronx, NY
Description
THIS IS A PAID POSITION!
  
The housing specialist assures housing readiness of clients by implementing appropriate trainings and developing permanent housing options in both public and private sectors.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
The position requires an associate’s degree with two years of related experience in housing placement services for low-income and/or homeless population.  Knowledge of federal guidelines for public and private low-income housing required.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Clean and valid driver’s license. Must maintain agency authorized driver’s status.
 
PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Conduct housing eligibility assessments of all applicable clients.
  2. Develop linkages with real estate companies and office of public housing.
  3. Maintain and update listings of permanent affordable housing.
  4. Develop and facilitate client workshops and individual sessions on skills and information necessary to acquire and maintain independent permanent housing.
  5. Track placements and conduct follow up of clients placed into permanent housing.
  6. Train and supervise housing staff.
  7. Perform other related duties as required.
 
EFFECT ON END RESULTS:
  1. Clients are properly assessed for appropriate housing options.
  2. New housing options are pursued and obtained.
  3. Lists of affordable housing are always available for eligible clients.
  4. Clients are well trained and receive the skills they need to qualify for permanent housing.
  5. Clients’ progress is tracked and appropriate follow up is maintained.
  6. Housing staff receive information they need to properly service their clients.
  
CLOSING STATEMENT:
 
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