EMPLOYMENT

HOUSING RESOURCE DEVELOPER

Position Overview 
The Housing Resource Developer will work under the guidance of the Director of Housing Placement and Rental Assistance. They are responsible for locating affordable housing units, establishing relationships with landlords and property management companies, developing new resources for agency programs and participants, and involvement in collaborative advocacy and service work. 
 

Responsibilities:  

  • Locate and secure appropriate rental housing units available to low-income families individuals and those at risk of homelessness. 

  • Interview participants to determine the appropriateness of potential referral both from the perspective of the individual need and the resource referral criteria.  

  • Establish ongoing working relationships with landlords and property management companies, residential service providers, and vendors.  

  • Meet with fellow staff, landlords and service providers to help resolve conflicts that might arise with referred participants.  

  • Compile, maintain, update and distribute comprehensive housing inventory which identifies available housing units and vacancies among residential programs.   

  • Maintain and monitor a registry of clients in need of receiving services.  

  • Network with other housing service providers, including members of the Rental Assistance and Housing Relocation Counselor team, to ensure that the housing needs of low-income families and individuals at risk of homelessness are adequately addressed.  

  • Assist in coordination of supportive services and identify gaps and needs at the program level.  

  • Maintain inventory of program resources.  

  • Work collaboratively with internal and external partners.   

  • Maintain all required documentation in an orderly and timely manner.  

  • Participate in all team and staff meetings.  

  • Participates in program and operational planning as needed.  
     

Qualifications:  

  • Experience related to resource development or housing advocacy.

  • Higher education training that resulted in an associates degree or undergraduate degree, or a high school diploma or GED will be useful for the reporting and communications components of this position.

  • Knowledge of housing, employment and other human services is required.  

  • Communication Skills: Ability to work effectively with both private and public sector managers and direct service staff.  

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to inquiries, etc.  

  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete personal variables that reflect client needs and capacity. 

 

Physical considerations: 

  • A valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle will be useful for this position.  

  • The housing resource developer may need to enter properties that do not yet comply with ADA accessibility standards. Accommodations can be made to enable the selected candidate to perform the essential functions of this position. 

 

Specifics 

  • Full-time position.  

  • Salary commensurate with experience. UCHC offers generous medical benefits and time off. 

  • Willingness to maintain a flexible schedule of both in-office and work-from-home conditions. 

  • Schedule: 8:30 - 4:30 or 9:00 - 5:00 Monday - Friday, though some additional time may be required depending on court filings. 

  • Expected start date: November 25th, 2020. Applications are now being accepted and reviewed. 

  • Position open until filled.  

 

Applicant Instructions 
Interested candidates should send a resume, a completed employment application, cover letter, and three references to employment@uchcdetroit.org  

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 (UCHC) 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, UCHC 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.
 

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