Job Openings

Housing Specialist – Mobility Program

HOME is seeking a highly motivated individual to work in its Mobility Program which assists Housing Choice Voucher holders to move to areas of higher opportunity. This is a full-time position with benefits.

Responsibilities include:

  • Intake
  • Assessment
  • Rental counseling
  • Housing search assistance
  • Case management
  • Landlord recruitment
  • Landlord liaison
  • Facilitation of group education sessions
  • Community Outreach

Position Requirements: The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and 3 plus years delivering housing counseling services, a strong knowledge of the rental process, tenant rights and responsibilities; property management, Housing Choice Voucher program, financial literacy, and MS Office skills, along with excellent interpersonal, communication and diplomacy skills; the ability to interact effectively in person and in writing with diverse populations.

Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc. (HOME) is Virginia’s premier fair housing and housing counseling organization, offering a variety of programs and services designed to ensure equal access to housing for all Virginians. HOME is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and a HUD‐approved housing counseling agency. HOME enacts its mission to ensure equal housing access for all people through extensive research, housing counseling and education, fair housing advocacy and housing policy. HOME is focused on employee engagement and committed to a healthy, inclusive work environment.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with salary history and their resume to [email protected] include Housing Specialist – Mobility Program in the subject line. The deadline to submit applications is September 30, 2019 at 5PM. HOME is an equal opportunity employer with an accessible workplace.

This position will close on Monday, September 30 at 5:00pm.

 


Housing Credit Specialist – Part Time

We’re looking for amazing people! Come join HOME as a Housing Credit Specialist. This important role of a Housing Credit Specialist is expected to employ a variety of skills and methods and strategies, including group sessions, individual counseling sessions, and community outreach efforts to maximize effective service to the consumer.  The Housing Credit Specialist is responsible for facilitating strong, positive, and collaborative relationships internally as well as with community partners and stakeholders. This is a part-time position working Monday through Friday up to 25 hours a week.

Responsibilities will include:

Provides accurate, relevant and helpful information to assist clients and potential clients in developing solutions in money management, rental housing, and credit-related issues via telephone or in-person consultation by performing the following duties:

  • Assesses clients’ financial situation based on the information furnished by the client. Assists clients in developing a budget and setting financial goals. Produces written action plan that supports the course of action that promotes the clients’ best interests or the clients’ choice of action. Motivates the client to implement the established plan.
  • Performs elements of on-going casework as needed to provide service and problem-solving assistance for client inquiries and account management.
  • Provides housing and social services resources to clients including, but not limited to collection action, court judgment, credit education, credit reports, housing issues, consumer protection laws, student loans, wage attachments, etc.
  • Explains credit report ratings and protections laws to clients and provides answers to clients’ questions.
  • Completes the required assessment, generates and distributes appropriate paperwork, and inputs data as required. Prepares materials for housing workshops.

Position Requirements:  Bachelor’s degree in a related field: Business Administration, Social Work, Counseling from an accredited college or university is preferred; consideration will be given to individuals without a degree.  Minimum of 1 year of experience in providing housing counseling services. Candidate must demonstrate excellent interpersonal, communication, a high degree of organizational skills, managing difficult or emotional customer situations; responding promptly to customer needs, requests for service and assistance, and meets time commitments.

Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc. (HOME) is Virginia’s premier fair housing and housing counseling organization, offering a variety of programs and services designed to ensure equal access to housing for all Virginians. HOME is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and a HUD‐approved housing counseling agency. HOME enacts its mission to ensure equal housing access for all people through extensive research, housing counseling and education, fair housing advocacy and housing policy.  HOME is focused on employee engagement and committed to a healthy, inclusive work environment.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and their resume to [email protected] include Housing Credit Specialist in the subject line.  HOME is an equal opportunity employer with an accessible workplace.

This position will close on Friday, September 20 at 5:00pm.


 

HOME is an equal opportunity employer with an accessible workplace.

All HOME employees are expected to exemplify the following universal performance standards and principles:

Eliminating Racism: Exemplify HOME’s commitment to social justice and to the dismantling of racism in all activities.

Commitment to Fair Housing: Regardless of their position, cooperate fully in assisting the Center for Fair Housing in the investigation of housing discrimination when requested.

Commitment to Fund Development: Cooperate fully in appropriate fund development activities of the agency, including the appropriate management of key constituent relationships.

Leadership: Demonstrate integrity; take initiative; look for and accept responsibility; be a creative problem solver; recognize the contributions of others and help build consensus. Staff members are also expected to maintains a positive attitude and keep personal issues out of the workplace.

Teamwork: In recognition of the matrixed nature of HOME, demonstrate a commitment and ability to effectively work in a variety of work teams; establish and maintain effective working relationships; show respect for and support others and work cooperatively. Each staff member is expected to utilize a wide variety of skills across programmatic lines and appropriately and effectively coordinate activities with other departments.

Communication: Effectively and positively communicate with a variety of people in the workplace.

Professionalism: Adhere to established personnel policies and work standards. Maintain a professional demeanor; handle difficult situations with tact and diplomacy; listen to others; maintain excellent oral and written self expression; represent themselves and the organization well in public.

Customer Service: Demonstrate a commitment to, maintain high standards and practices of top quality customer service and adhere to the customer service standards established by the organization.

Knowledge and Skills: Demonstrate a high degree of technical knowledge relative to the position; maintains a high degree of knowledge about HOME and it programs and look for ways to enhance skills. Each staff member is expected to have a basic working knowledge about the use of technology including computers and voicemail.

Planning/Analysis/Decision Making: Demonstrate the ability to anticipate and solve problems, weigh consequences and make appropriate decisions.

Use of Time: Is punctual, makes good use of time while in the office and does not spend excessive work time on personal matters.

Flexibility: Demonstrate a willingness to try new approaches, able to compromise, responds to unscheduled requests.

Reliability: Can be relied upon by co-workers and supervisors to complete tasks well and on time, works independently.