Housing Specialist (14910)

Overview

City:
Minneapolis
State:
MN
Country:
United States of America
Category:
Human Services
Employment Status:
Full Time

Description

 

Lutheran Social Service MN is a dynamic social service organization serving children, youth and families, people with disabilities, older adults and military veterans.  Trustworthiness is a value and strength shared by our employees and recognized by the communities we serve.  We offer an ALIVE Workplace (Supportive, Positive and Fun) and careers that challenge, energize and rewards employees.  Consider joining us!

The Housing Specialist will assist families experiencing homelessness in obtaining and maintaining housing in the metro area from the search through the lease end and work as a team to assist families to transition to permanent housing options. This position will provide tenant education as needed including rights and responsibilities of being a successful renter as well as working with families in achieving immediate and long-term housing goals. This position will develop and maintain positive relationships with rental property owners and continually recruit additional property owners/landlords who are willing to rent to families served in LSS’s supportive housing programs. This position will also assist with rental assistance programs and maintain accurate and timely records related to subsidy administration.

 

Minimum Requirements

 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related experience.
  • Housing Quality Standards (HQS) licensure desired.
  • 2 years’ experience working closely with rental property owners desired.  Knowledge about affordable rental subsidy compliance, housing inspections, code violations, tenant/landlord rights and responsibilities and marketing of real estate is preferred. 
  • Previous experience working with low-income and homeless families desired.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work with a culturally diverse population and of cultural competency
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle and current insurance to meet and transport families to apartment viewings/lease signings and meet with property owners.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and able to multi-task to accomplish the day to day activities. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, positively, and professionally with participants, providers, family members, co-workers, supervisor.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently while functioning as part of a larger team to promote a positive, supportive, and collaborative atmosphere.
  • Travel includes travel within the community including but not limited to property inspection, housing appointments/showings, and visits with rental property owners and program participants.
  • Ability to pass various background checks including Sexual Contact, Bureau of Criminal Affairs, Motor Vehicle
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office, with the ability to learn additional computer skills/programs as necessary. 

Lutheran Social Service of MN is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer of all people regardless of gender, race, culture, religion, ethnicity, protected veteran status and/or disability.   We actively foster an environment that is free of racism, discrimination, bias, and harassment where all individuals are treated with dignity, safety and respect.


LSS employees have deeply meaningful work that changes lives, the opportunity for their unique gifts to shine and grow, and abundant and balanced lives.