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Rental Assistance Coordinator

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Family Promise
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Elizabeth, NJ

Family Promise


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Published 21 days ago

November 13, 2020

Description:

Family Promise is the leading national non-profit addressing family homelessness. With more than 200 Affiliates around the country, collectively we have served more than 950,000 people, the majority children, since we were founded in 1988. We are built on a unique model, utilizing resources found in every community to achieve consistent success in moving families into long-term housing, at significantly less cost than traditional shelter. Additionally, we engage a very large number of volunteers a year in direct service—raising awareness, deepening commitment and spurring the development of nearly a thousand other community initiatives to serve low-income children and adults. Our work helps tens of thousands of children and families regain self-sufficiency.

This role is part of the Family Promise of Union County program, which is the local Affiliate under Family Promise National.

Summary:

The Rental Assistance Coordinator is a full-time position, supported by a government grant. The position is temporary, as the funding contract is for 12 months, with no guarantee of renewal at the end of the contract period. Job can be performed either remotely in office, or a combination of both.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Review referrals for emergency rental assistance and determine eligibility
  • Assist applicants with online application, including securing required documentation supplied by prospective applicant
  • Work with landlords to obtain required landlord documentation and provide mediation/advocacy to ensure that applicant can remain in the home, once rental assistance is provided
  • Perform case management duties, which include budget assessment, maintaining client files, required documentation, and data entry into the HMIS (Homeless Management Information Systems) state data base system
  • Prepare request for payment forms and maintain rental assistance spreadsheet along with maintaining payment records in client files

Qualifications:

  • Bachelors’ Degree in human services, education, communications, social work, real estate or related field and/or 3 years related work experience.
  • Experience with providing services to low-income or homeless population. The candidate must be able to develop a strong working relationship with clients, be able to relate to individuals making significant life decisions, and be supportive of individuals’ increasing independence.
  • Ability to provide effective guidance, prepare written reports, and maintain client documentation; ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite required
  • Must uphold high ethical standards, which includes showing respect and dignity to all people- clients, staff and other agency representatives, always behaving in a professional manner, will not allow words or actions to reflect prejudice or discrimination regarding a person’s race, culture, creed, gender, or sexual orientation, will keep confidential all information shared by the client.

Description:

Family Promise is the leading national non-profit addressing family homelessness. With more than 200 Affiliates around the country, collectively we have served more than 950,000 people, the majority children, since we were…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Temporary
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Location

402 Union Avenue, Elizabeth, NJ 07208

How to Apply

Please forward your resume and cover letter to gdonovan@familypromise.org. Include "Rental assistance position" in the subject line of your email. We will only respond if we wish to set up an interview.

Please forward your resume and cover letter to gdonovan@familypromise.org. Include "Rental assistance position" in the subject line of your email. We will only respond if we wish to…

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