The Rental Housing Advocate is an AmeriCorps position and as such, the member may not engage in prohibited activities as part of his/her/their service. The member will have an immediate supervisor at Neighborhood of Affordable Housing and a LISC point of contact throughout the term of service for coaching, mentoring, and training support in order to undertake activities to achieve a community goal.
The member is expected to undertake the following activities toward goal achievement:
• Help rental housing counseling program clients avoid homelessness via assisting emergency/crisis victims and other households at risk in maintaining their current homes or finding temporary and/or permanent housing
• Place homeless clients in hotels for short-term and/or long-term stays
• Process applications for emergency housing resettlement grants or eviction prevention home retention grants
• Counsel rental housing clients (including filling out housing applications, interviewing them to determine and document need, drafting an Action Plan/Housing Stability plan, etc.)
• Follow-up with rental housing counseling clients
• Other tasks related to the rental housing counseling process.
In performing these activities, Neighborhood of Affordable Housing and LISC AmeriCorps anticipate that the person in this position will achieve the following goal(s):
Provide housing counseling services to 50 clients where 55 of the people are transitioned into safe, healthy, affordable housing as a result of the aforementioned activities
In order to meet the goal(s), the successful candidate will be provided with a work-plan at the onset of service and training needed to achieve the goal(s). Progress toward goal attainment will be measured monthly through an on-line system and raining will be provided.
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