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HOUSING PRESERVATION SPECIALIST

HCS is on non-profit agency founded in 1972 to provide training, counseling and technical assistance to homebuyers, homeowners, tenants and the homeless. HCS works to build the capacity of individuals and groups to preserve their homes, seek their highest level of housing independence and support the economic and social development of their neighborhoods. Employing a bottom-up approach to community services, HCS believes that by training and educating clients, they will be better equipped to gain control over their lives. HCS places additional emphasis on removing barriers for groups without adequate access to services, such as language minority, immigrant, disabled, homeless and elderly populations.  

Position Summary: The Housing Preservation Specialist will support tenants in preserving their housing, building skills, and benefit from enhanced opportunities. The Housing Preservation Specialist will establish and firm up partnerships with private and public entities in order to create and enhance a series of strategies to prevent the displacement of residents East of the River. This position will work closely with our Tenant Services Specialists as well as community stakeholders to support the redevelopment of affordable housing, prevent displacement and engage individuals and the community in efforts to benefit from new investments.

Essential Functions:

•      Conduct research of existing affordable housing strategies in other cities

•      Provide direct service and outreach to tenants East of the River

•      Identify housing conditions and necessities of residents East of the River through surveys and other means of collecting data

•      Maintain a database of all buildings served, including activities, outcomes and expectations for preservation

•      Establish policy initiatives to support small multifamily housing preservation strategies

•      Participate in community events to engage the public on various housing issues at community meetings, community fairs and other opportunities to disseminate information.

•      Engage community partners including: community leaders, government officials, developers, lenders, management companies.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

•      Education: Minimum BA, Masters in Urban Planning, Housing Finance or related field Preferred

•      Logistics: Daily access to transportation, extensive local travel is required.

•      Relevant experience: Background in urban planning and research, community development, affordable housing.

•      Personal attributes: must be dynamic, flexible, self-directed, a strong multi-tasker, collaborative/team-focused, and have excellent analytical and public speaking skills.

•      Communication skills: Ability to translate technical information into layman's terms, ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people including: community groups, real estate professionals, landlords, attorneys, public officials, and low-income families from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

•      Commitment to affordable housing, social justice and community education.

•      Nights and weekend work required.

•      Ability to keep organized records and create detailed spreadsheets.

HOUSING PRESERVATION SPECIALIST

HCS is on non-profit agency founded in 1972 to provide training, counseling and technical assistance to homebuyers, homeowners, tenants and the homeless. HCS works to build the capacity of individuals and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required

Salary

$46,000 - $55,000

Benefits

Generous Benefits Offered

Generous Benefits Offered

Location

On-site
2410 17th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20009, United States
Suite 100

How to Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to employment@housingetc.org

Please send your resume and cover letter to employment@housingetc.org

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