The United Community Housing Coalition is looking to fill the following positions/proposals:

1. RFP - UCHC/SHP-D Evaluation Project
2. Housing Counselor - TFPP

See Below for details about each open position and how to apply.

1.  RFP - UCHC/SHP-D Evaluation Project

United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC) is seeking a Request for Proposal for an evaluator to assist in conducting a mixed methods process and outcome evaluation that assesses the extent to which we accomplished our objectives set forth in our grant agreement with Enterprise. UCHC is engaged in a project to support the work of Senior Housing Preservation – Detroit (SHP-D). SHP-D is a coalition of organizations and individuals who are dedicated to the preservation of subsidized low income senior housing in Detroit. Known for advocacy, the members of SHP-DETROIT have come together to increase awareness of the displacement of Detroit Seniors and to communicate the need for action to protect their rights and well-being. 

Please download the Full Proposal to review complete Project Description and Grant Objectives)

January 2019 to April 2020

Evaluation Deliverables
  • Monthly dashboard report
  • Final outcome report
  • High-level one-page infographic report
Proposal Request
  • Your methodology with proposed metrics
  • Scope of work
  • Sample timeline to complete the project (include time/resources required of SHP-D staff)
  • Budget and proposed fee structure, not to exceed $3,000.00
  • Previous clients
Proposal Evaluation Criteria
  • Please download the Full Proposal to review complete criteria
Please send proposals to: Ted Phillips: tphillips@uchcdetroit.org  AND Claudia Sanford: csanford@uchcdetroit.org

2.  Housing Counselor - TFPP

United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC) is seeking a dedicated person to serve as a housing counselor for the Tax Foreclosure Prevention Project (TFPP).

As a housing counselor, you will work directly with residents of homes at risk of tax foreclosure. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and problem solving skills as well as strong computer and writing skills. He/she must be able to work both independently and collaboratively and thrive in a fast-paced environment. The counselor must possess sound judgment, have the ability to think creatively, be able to grasp factual situations, and be detail oriented. We will train you, but we will also trust you to ask for help when you need it. We are a highly collaborative team and we each expand our body of knowledge and practice through high volumes of case work and interaction.

  •  Assessing the situation, communicating the client’s options, and creating a plan to navigate the foreclosure.
  •  Weaving together property information, data from city and county resources, and options from outside resources to advise clients
  •  Completing necessary paperwork and thoroughly explaining next steps.
  •  Counseling a large number of clients and assisting with client outreach via phone and mail.
  •  Joining the team at community events including the Show Cause Hearings and various weekends and evening events throughout the year.
  •  Keeping sensitive client and organization information confidential.
Qualifications & Requirements
  •  Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in human services field
  •  Excellent writing, research, and organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  •  Computer literacy and basic skills with Microsoft Word required
  •  The ability to work both independently and as a part of a group
  •  The ability to learn quickly and to balance multiple projects at once
  •  Demonstrated commitment to community and the population we serve

The position is Full-Time with benefits.

Interested candidates must send an employment applicationresumecover letter, and three references to Michele Oberholtzer moberholtzer@uchcdetroit.org no later than January 15th, 2019.  While we appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 

About UCHC

The United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC) is a nonprofit comprehensive housing assistance organization, which has provided a variety of housing-related services to Detroit's low-income residents since 1973.

The organization has worked with tenants, homesteaders, homeowners, the homeless, community organizations rebuilding neighborhoods and providing affordable housing, religious, civil rights, labor and housing advocacy organization to improve, preserve and expand affordable housing opportunities for low-income Detroiters.

Because of its long history and significant expertise as a comprehensive housing services provider in Michigan, the organization is frequently asked to provide advice to other organizations in communities across Southeast Michigan.

All service are provided to income-eligible families and individuals free of charge.

United Community Housing Coalition provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, United Community Housing Coalition complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, and termination.

Consistent with state and federal laws, UCHC is committed to maintaining a workplace free from the abuse of drugs and alcohol.