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Housing Specialist

Abode Services
San Jose/Santa Clara
$24 - $25 per hour
Closing date
Nov 5, 2021

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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. 

Abode Services, one of the largest and most effective nonprofits working to end homelessness in the Bay Area, is seeking a skilled Housing Specialist.  


Job Summary:  

The Housing Specialist is responsible for locating housing units, working closely with landlords, collaborating with service providers, and providing general housing support to ensure that homeless individuals and/or families can secure and maintain housing.   


Benefits and Perks:  

  • $24 - $25 per hour  
  • Dynamic, mission-driven culture and supportive leadership.
  • We support you in supporting others.  
  • 100% medical, dental, vision benefits coverage for employees.   
  • 31 Paid Time Off / Holidays per year.   
  • Voluntary benefits: FSA, EAP, Commuter Checks, Life Insurance, Legal, and more.   
  • 403(b) Retirement Savings Plans with Employer Match & Contribution Programs.   
  • Supportive Supervision, Leadership Academy Programs, Professional Development Trainings.    


The Diverse Culture:   
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.     


How You Make an Impact:  

  • Provide housing search and move in assistance for unsheltered program participants in Santa Clara County focusing on household’s needs and goals. 
  • Recruit new landlords and maintain relationships with existing landlords. 
  • Approve all leases based on HUD lease standards and ensure landlords and program participants sign the housing assistance payment contract. 
  • Enter rental data into Salesforce database to ensure monthly rent checks are sent to landlords. 
  • Perform or arrange for Housing Quality Inspections (HQS’s) prior to move-in to ensure that housing unit is habitable (training provided). 
  • Ensure that all regulatory agreements, contracts, and fair housing laws are met as they relate to housing. 


How You Meet the Qualifications:  

  • Minimum of 1 year of sales or customer service experience. 
  • Experience working in housing field with strong knowledge of the Santa Clara County housing market and geography strongly preferred. 
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local fair housing laws. 
  • Excellent knowledge of computer systems. 
  • Clean DMV record required.  
  • This position requires the employee to be able to travel efficiently to various sites. The employee must also have own transportation for use in carrying out job responsibilities, provide proof of a valid and current CA driver's license, current auto insurance, and an acceptable Motor Vehicle Report. Background check is required. 


Notice: This description is to be used as a guide only.  It does not constitute a contract, commitment or promise of any kind.  Abode Services reserves the right to change, add, delete, upgrade or downgrade the position as dictated by business necessity at any time with or without notice.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug Free Workplace.

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