Tax Foreclosure Prevention Counselor

Position overview:

As a tax foreclosure prevention counselor, you will work directly with residents of homes at risk of tax foreclosure to help them navigate the process and keep their home. You will work with a high volume of clients, including homeowners, renters, and others. You will integrate information from data sources, client interviews, and external programs to create and execute individual plans. 


Responsibilities include:

  • Analyzing individual circumstances and property tax data to communicate the client’s options, and create a plan for how to navigate the foreclosure. 

  • Working with a large volume of clients in person, over the phone, and via email.

  • Fill out necessary paperwork related to foreclosure prevention and homeownership.

  • Work in-office and at community events including Show Cause hearings, as well as various weekend and evening events throughout the years.


Preferred qualifications:

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

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office & Excel

  • Knowledge of and experience with property tax and housing issues

  • Strong passion for serving individuals and for working toward justice


Personal characteristics:

  • An effective communicator, both in writing and speaking.

  • A good listener and strategist; comfortable receiving input and feedback from many sources, and able to act on information to develop increased support. Knows when to ask for help because we are always learning.

  • A hard worker with a high energy level; a “doer” with a willingness to work hands-on in developing and executing a variety of development and advancement activities.

  • Ability to tolerate a high degree of ambiguity, and to negotiate with people having sharply defined opinions while maintaining positive, respectful relationships. 


Full-time position with benefits. Hourly rate commensurate with experience. 
Schedule: Primarily 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Interested candidates should send a resume, an 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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