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Housing Specialist

Company: Abode Services
Location: Napa
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

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.Everyone deserves a home.Abode Services' mission is to end homelessness - doing whatever it takes to help those who need it most.Position Summary: The Housing Specialist is responsible for the provision of housing stabilization, and housing location services to individuals experiencing homelessness throughout Napa County. The Housing Specialist provides a variety of housing services to increase housing stability, housing search and placement assistance, oversight of housing inventory, landlord and property management communication, and oversight of rent collections.Abode's Benefits & Perks:$28-29 per hour100% paid health, vision, and dental options19 PTO days & 12 Holidays per yearVoluntary benefits: FSA, EAP, Commuter Checks, Life Insurance, Legal, and more3% retirement match/contribution Professional Development Trainings and Opportunities, Leadership Academy Programs, and All Staff EventsDynamic, mission-driven culture and supportive leadership. We support you in supporting othersHow You Make An Impact:Provide housing location and housing placement assistance for Napa County participants.Conduct landlord outreach and engagement. Network with landlords, renter's associations, property management businesses and county wide permanent housing providers.Review, process, and execute leases and Housing Assistance Payment contracts with landlords.Develop and maintain inventory of appropriate units for potential participants: provide support with participant move in/move outs, unit turnovers and the coordination of vendors to support client moves.Perform Housing Quality Standard Inspections (HQS) prior to move-in and at annual re-certifications, including lead paint testing.Assist in rent negotiations; collect and maintain income certifications; and calculate rental subsidies based on the particular circumstances of families and individuals.Assist participants with the lease up process, which entails ensuring they understand the terms and conditions of their lease agreement. Provide notices informing participants when there is a change in the terms of their subsidy agreement.Timely and accurately enter participant data into appropriate database and carefully collect and maintain essential documents in client's files.Ensure compliance with all applicable laws and policies designed to protect participants privacy and confidentiality.Other duties as assigned.How You Meet Qualifications:Professional experience in the human services or related field and demonstrated experience in rental housing programs for low income, special needs individual and families.Minimum of two to three years of experience working in housing field with strong knowledge of the Napa County housing market and geography.Understanding of housing programs for low-income individuals, special needs populations, and families.Knowledge of federal, state and local fair housing laws.Strong organizational, detail oriented, and time management skills. Attentiveness to detail.Highly motivated, self-directed, flexible, reliable, and collaborative.Excellent written and oral communication skills.Reliable transportation along with valid and current CA Driver's license and insurance is required.Bi-lingual a plus.Abode Services is a CARF accredited organization that is committed to diversity and equity. 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.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Abode Services, Napa , Housing Specialist, Other , Napa, California

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