The Housing Specialist will be responsible for locating housing for homeless young adults and families. The Specialist is required to work quickly and independently in the fast paced housing market in Santa Clara County in order to secure housing for young adults and families. In addition to locating housing, you will conduct housing inspections, negotiate, and build relationships with landlords, collaborate with community partners, as well as be personable and informative about the BWC programs when engaging with the public.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Implement the housing first model for all enrolled clients
Identify appropriate rental housing in the community for clients that is aligned with their needs and goals.
Develop and maintain inventory of appropriate units for clients and their families.
Engage Landlords to build and sustain relationships with Bill Wilson Center and our clients.
Network with landlords, renter’s associations, property management businesses, and county wide permanent housing providers.
Real estate or Property Management experience required.
Knowledge of housing availability in Santa Clara County required. Relationships with landlords/apartments/etc highly desired.
Driving is a requirement of the job - must have possession of current CA driver’s license, access to a vehicle and personal automobile insurance.