Housing Specialist
Jericho Project

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Post Date: Apr 08, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: 46,000
Location: US - New York - New York
Job Reference: - n/a -
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Description
Responsibilities:
? Conduct housing intakes and assessments with veterans referred from the Case
Manager and other staff to assess housing needs and preferences.
? Assist RRH program with meeting its goal to obtain permanent housing for 51% of
program participants within 30 days of admission.
? Assist participants in completing landlord and property management housing
applications, including helping to secure needed documentation and accompanying
participants to housing briefings.
? Provide hands-on assistance to enable participants to find suitable housing, including
accompanying them to apartment viewings and conducting neighborhood research
throughout NYC and surrounding areas.
? Advocate on behalf of the participants with landlords and brokers to overcome any
issues or challenges to securing suitable housing.
? Assist with securing resources for security deposit, broker’s fees, moving expenses,
bedding, and household items.? Writing Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) requests for RRH short-term
subsidies for security deposit, broker’s fees, moving expenses, bedding, and
household items and ensuring that all required supporting documentation is present
in the request.
? Develop and cultivate relationships with community resources, landlords and real
estate agencies.
? Collaborate as a member of the larger Jericho Project team and serve as a housing
resource expert as needed.
? Serve as point-of-contact for landlords; work with case manager and client to resolve
issues affecting client’s ability to maintain housing and positive landlord/tenant
relationship
? Identify apartments, landlords and real estate agencies as referral resources for
participants and perform housing inspections for relocations into new units
throughout NYC and surrounding areas.
? Assist clients with referrals and applications for housing vouchers including SEPS,
LINC, City FEPS, HPD, NYCHA and 2010e.
? Assist clients with approved 2010es access supportive housing by making housing
referrals, contacting providers, and attending housing interviews.
? Help to conduct orientation sessions with new participants to explain housing rules
and regulations and lease obligations, as well as housing quality standards and
housing assistance policies.
? Computes housing assistance payments, tenant rental amounts, utility
reimbursements, and rent increases in order to satisfy program guidelines and
landlord requests using knowledge of program regulations.
? Perform re-examinations, interim interviews and verify income to determine and
maintain eligibility with federal and city guidelines and regulations.
? Maintain and input case notes in AWARDS and ECM to reflect housing services
provided in a timely manner.
? Maintain and update tenant information into computer database.
? Prepare monthly statistical reports and other data as mandated.



Contact Details
Name: Keira Mills
Email: careers@jerichoproject.org