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Landlord Engagement Specialist

Company: Long Island Coalition for the Homeless
Location: Amityville
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Long Island Coalition for the Homeless (LICH) POSITION TITLE : Landlord Engagement Specialist REPORTS TO: PHA Coordination Manager JOB SUMMARY The LANDLORD ENGAGEMENT SPECIALIST (LES) is responsible for coordinating with the Long Island Coalition for the Homeless--- staff and housing providers in order to assist homeless singles and families in identifying appropriate housing opportunities. The LES is required to maintain relationships with landlords, private and non-profit, who will work with DSS/LICH clients. The LES will work collaboratively with the LICH team, as well as with representatives from local Department of Social Services, PHA---s, landlords and other pertinent stakeholders related to identifying housing stock, negotiating leasing, coordinating housing placements and maintaining relationships. ESSENTIAL DUTIES Conduct regular housing searches using online tools, contacting realtors, researching local listings, etc. Provide housing availability to the organization---s team in an efficient and timely manner. Coordinate with CES Team/staff (and, as appropriate, RRH program staff) to schedule/assist families as needed during their move into permanent housing. Such assistance may include accessing rental assistance money, donated furnishings, coordinating with volunteer movers, and coordinating transportation. Maintain knowledge related to housing rentals, such as tenant rights and responsibilities, housing discrimination, communicating with landlords and others. Maintain documentation of housing contacts and other pertinent information in accordance with agency and best standard practice. Work with the CES Team/Staff to assist clients on the housing waitlist (through Coordinated Entry) to explore alternative housing options and overcome barriers to housing. Work with clients to understand their needs and conduct housing searches for appropriate units for them. Maintain a Housing Directory which should, at minimum, include documentation of all contacts with housing providers including: corporation name if applicable, name of contact, address, phone, date of contact and results of contact EDUCATIONAL AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS Candidate possess a Bachelor---s degree in human services, education, communications or related field. Experience with providing services to the homeless population preferred. Experience in housing searches, developing relationships with business owners, landlords and realtors is essential. Experience with providing services to the homeless and low-income population. Ability to maintain relationships with LICH CES and Case Management Staff, Landlords, Property Owners, DSS, and other Non-Profits. Company Description The Long Island Coalition for the Homeless works to end homelessness in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Team members are committed to helping others and supporting one another.

Keywords: Long Island Coalition for the Homeless, New Haven , Landlord Engagement Specialist, Other , Amityville, Connecticut

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