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Position Overview 
The Rental Placement Inspector is part of the UCHC Repair Program and will work under the guidance of the Home Repair Services Director.  The job duties consist of inspecting potential rental properties for UCHC Housing clients for health and safety compliance, sharing the results of the inspections with the client, UCHC staff, and the property owner or their designated representative, documenting inspection results in Landgrid for future reference, and performing follow-up inspections as deemed necessary.  


  • Complete site visits and residential home inspections with potential rental housing clients and landlords. 

  • Perform inspections to assess rentals for minimum health and livability requirements. 

  • Assess safety issues at the rental property and document needed repairs. 

  • Convey to client and landlord any actions that are needed to make the property eligible for assistance from UCHC. 

  • Document and maintain digital records of completed inspection surveys, including photographs to the Landgrid. 

  • Recognize the alignment of donors’ interests with the value of UCHC’s programs, services, and events; and be a representative of UCHC’s Repair Program when appropriate.  

  • Strong skills in negotiation, listening, and proficiency in writing and verbal communications. 

  • Work hands-on in developing and executing Build Team tasks and workorders. 

  • Assist with administrative tasks as needed.           

  • Participate in various organization staff meetings as assigned. 

  • Perform other related tasks as assigned by program director or the executive director. 


The successful candidate will believe in UCHC’s mission and demonstrate a passion for driving the organization’s growth. They will also have: 

  • An associate’s degree, high school diploma or GED, or equivalent experience in residential building inspection. 

  • Experience with Microsoft Office and intermediate computer literacy. 

  • The ability to learn quickly and to balance multiple projects at once. Excellent time management skills. 

  • Demonstrated commitment to community and the population we serve. 


Physical considerations 

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

  • The Rental Placement Inspector may need to enter housing units that do not yet comply with ADA accessibility standards.  


  • 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: July 29, 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 as s single PDF document to 

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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