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Housing Specialist

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Abode Services
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San Francisco, CA
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Published 17 days ago

Abode Services values safety, wellness, and respect for each other and for those who we serve. Because of this commitment Abode Services is mandating that all employees be vaccinated effective September 30, 2021.


Abode Services, one of the largest and most effective nonprofits working to end homelessness in the Bay Area, is seeking a skilled Housing Specialist. Multiple openings are available. 


Job Summary:  

The Housing Specialist is responsible for locating housing units, working closely with landlords, collaborating with service providers, and providing general housing support to ensure that homeless individuals and/or families can secure and maintain housing.   


The Diverse Culture:   

We believe that we make better decisions and provide quality services when our workforce reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. People of color make up nearly 70% of our workforce and we strive to recruit and retain employees from all backgrounds.    


How You Make an Impact:  

  • Provide housing placement and assistance for participants in San Francisco and the bay area counties focusing on household’s needs and goals.  
  • Develop and maintain an inventory of appropriate units for potential participants. Network with landlords, renter’s associations, property management businesses and countywide permanent housing providers. 
  • Approve all leases and contracts with landlords. 
  • Prepare and distribute subsidy payments to landlords. 
  • Perform or arrange for Housing Quality Inspections (HQI’s) prior to move-in. 
  • Conduct regular Housing Training classes and orientations. 
  • Maintain contact with participants, monitor progress, report and refer to team members as necessary after housing is secured. 
  • Ensure that all regulatory agreements, contracts, and fair housing laws are met as they relate to housing. 


How You Meet the Qualifications:  

  • BA/BSW preferred. 
  • Professional experience in the human services or a related field and demonstrated experience in rental housing programs for low income, special needs individuals and families. 
  • Minimum of three years of experience working in housing field with strong knowledge of the San Francisco and Bay Area housing market and geography.  
  • Exceptional communication skills, background in sales a plus. 
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local fair housing laws. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
  • Strong computer skills and ability to work in Salesforce platform. 
  • Proven ability to work independently, effectively as an individual and part of the team. 
  • Ability to work with financial spreadsheets.
  • Reliable transportation along with valid and current CA Driver’s license and insurance is required.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records: San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance (FCO) 

Abode Services values safety, wellness, and respect for each other and for those who we serve. Because of this commitment Abode Services is mandating that all employees be vaccinated effective September 30, 2021.


Abode Services, one of the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Compensation

See below
$26.25 - $31.25 per hour DOE

Benefits

  • $26.25 - $31.25 per hour DOE  
  • Dynamic, mission-drive culture and supportive leadership. We support you in supporting others.  
  • 100% medical, dental, vision benefits coverage for employees  
  • 31 Paid Time Off / Holidays per year  
  • Voluntary benefits: FSA, EAP, Commuter Checks, Life Insurance, Legal, and more  
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plans with Employer Match & Contribution Programs  
  • Supportive Supervision, Leadership Academy Programs, Professional Development Trainings  
  • $26.25 - $31.25 per hour DOE  
  • Dynamic, mission-drive culture and supportive leadership. We support you in supporting others.  
  • 100% medical, dental, vision benefits coverage for employees…

Location

On-site
San Francisco, CA, USA

How to Apply

To apply, please visit our careers page to submit an application with resume and cover letter (if required).

To apply, please visit our careers page to submit an application with resume and cover letter (if required).

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