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Latino Economic Development Center



The Latino Economic Development

Center (LEDC) is a non-profit, tax-exempt community development organization

founded in 1991. LEDC’s mission is to drive the economic and social advancement

of low- to moderate-income Latinos and other D.C. area residents by equipping

them with the skills and tools to achieve financial independence and become

leaders in their communities. We achieve our mission through small business

development and lending, homeownership counseling and affordable housing

preservation.






Housing

Counseling Program


LEDC

is a HUD-certified housing counseling agency that helps families in the

Metropolitan area, and Baltimore to buy their first home and save their homes

from foreclosure.  LEDC accomplishes

these goals by providing financial capability education and counseling, first

time homebuyers group education and individual counseling, providing

foreclosure counseling and loss mitigation support.



The Bilingual Housing Counselor will provide

direct housing counseling and group education to LEDC clients around the home

purchase process, financial capability, rental counseling, foreclosure

prevention, and first-time homebuyers programs in the Metropolitan area, and

Baltimore. The Bilingual Housing Counselor will work closely with the entire

Housing Counseling Team and reports to the Housing Counseling Program Manager-

DC. The position requires to work one day a week from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and

at least one Saturday per month. The Bilingual Housing Counselor will be responsible

for the following:



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Provide individual

counseling to residents in the markets that LEDC operates to support them

meeting their housing goals, including:



o  

learning about

their rights and obligations as tenants -Rental Counseling,



o  

taking care of

their financial health - budgeting, establishing, and improving credit -

Financial Capability,



o  

becoming

homeowners -pre-purchase,



o  

protecting and

maintaining their investment - foreclosure prevention and Post-purchase; in the

markets that LEDC provides services.



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Analyze and

discuss clients’ financial capacity to buy a home and create financial action

plans with clients.



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Provide technical

assistance related to housing counseling such as submitting and tracking

paperwork for first-time homebuyer programs or foreclosure prevention.



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Document and

track data related to housing counseling services utilizing Counselor Max and

other applicable tools.



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Conduct group

workshops and presentations on home purchase, foreclosure prevention and

financial capability.



-       

Conduct community

outreach for housing counseling services



-       

Assist

in completion of reports for assigned programs in a timely and efficient

manner.



-       

Participate in the

housing counseling and foreclosure prevention efforts in the markets that LEDC

operates.



Preferred Qualifications:



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LEDC has a strong preference for an

experienced, certified housing counselor and HUD certified.



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Bachelor’s Degree.



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Energetic and detail-oriented

team player with a deep commitment to high quality housing counseling and

service delivery.



-       

At least two

years of previous housing counseling experience.



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Ability to work

well with others, be a good listener, think creatively.



-       

Strong computer

skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office as well as CounselorMax or another database

platform.



-       

Flexible work

schedule, including ability to work nights and Saturdays; and



-       

Bilingual in

Spanish and English.



This is a temporary full-time, 40 hour / week position that

requires some nights and Saturday hours. 



Salary:  $48,000



 



LEDC is an affirmative action, equal

opportunity employer; women and people of color are strongly encouraged to

apply.








*Please note that in light of the

COVID-19 pandemic, work will be based upon a hybrid work schedule*



 



To apply, send cover letter and resume to Walda Yon at wyon@ledcmetro.org. No phone calls please.



To learn more about LEDC visit www.ledcmetro.org.


Latino Economic Development Center



The Latino Economic Development

Center (LEDC) is a non-profit, tax-exempt community development organization

founded in 1991. LEDC’s mission is to drive the economic and social advancement

of low- to…

Details at a Glance

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

Level of Language Proficiency

 Bilingual in Spanish and English. 

 Bilingual in Spanish and English. 

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
Associated Location
1401 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA
Unit C

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