Housing Specialist and Counselor
Company: Habitat for Humanity
Posted on: November 18, 2022
Housing Specialist and Counselor
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) is seeking
a qualified candidate to direct delivery of housing counseling
services and identifies applicants who are mortgage-ready or
qualified for mortgage relief assistance, or need post-purchase
counseling. This staff member will also establish and maintain
partnerships with Habitat LA's service community to strengthen
referral and resources database to extend and leverage assistance
beyond Habitat LA's services. The Homeownership Program Housing
Specialist and Counselor ensures that Homeownership Program
applicants are served in a manner that maintains the values,
standards, and reputation of the organization.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles has been an active
affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International for more than 20
years. By providing affordable housing, home repairs, skilled
construction training, financial education, and volunteer
opportunities the organization has transformed millions of lives,
helped stabilize communities and fostered economic vitality in the
region. On average, the affiliate builds and renovates 100 homes in
the Los Angeles region, ranking it among the largest affiliates
Conduct group education on a variety of topics relative to
pre-purchase and non-delinquency post purchase.
Conduct one-on-one counseling sessions with delinquent homeowners
to evaluate available programs and opportunities available for
Identify, develop, and maintain a quality of network of business
relationships that serves as a recurring source of referrals.
Verify the application is complete and accurate.
Performs an analysis of applicant's credit, employment, income and
assets as required by a particular program.
Prepares a loan approval summary, the 1008 and 1003 and ensures the
accuracy of all information.
Assist as needed with other pre-underwriting tasks Manage pipeline
by reports within allotted turn-around times.
Maintain post-purchase education program for new home buyers of
post-purchase education requirements
Assist with securing teachers for post-purchase (FIP) classes
Administration Duties as required:
Revise written material including marketing material, PowerPoint
presentations, program/event material and website content
Inform target communities of available program services through
outreach tables/events, orientations, and seminars
Deliver program orientations and seminars and attend appropriate
community meetings/events to promote services
Identify and connect with similar service providers and agencies to
maintain a resource and referral database
Previous housing/real estate industry experience is preferred.
One to three years of experience in affordable housing and/or
pre-purchase and post-purchase education and counseling
Attention to detail and accurate data input of client data in
client management system.
Bilingual in Spanish is preferred.
All Habitat for Humanity employees must be fully vaccinated against
COVID-19. Please note that if selected for employment, you must
provide proof of fully vaccinated status by date of hire.
Documented proof of vaccination is required as part of the
onboarding process. Individuals requesting accommodation must do so
in a timely manner for consideration.
This is full-time position. Work schedule is Monday - Friday, 9am -
6pm with some evening and weekends. Position requires local travel
in the normal course of performing job duties with mileage
reimbursement. Must have access to reliable transportation to
perform job duties, valid driver's license and meet the state
required amount of personal automobile liability insurance.
BENEFITS AND COMPENSATION:
Habitat La jobs come with great benefits including but not limited
Healthcare (Medical, Dental & Vision)
Critical Illness and AD&D insurance
Flexible Spending Account
100% employer paid Life Insurance for all employees
Very generous 401(K) retirement plan
Paid Time Off (PTO) and Vacation
Sick Leave available
12 Paid Holidays
Bereavement, Jury Duty and Voting hours available
Employee discounts on items sold in our ReStores.
Exclusive discounts to amusement parks, entertainment & more
Maternity and Parental Leave
Employee Assistance, Mental Health and Counseling Sessions
Compensation: DOE (Depending on Experience)
Please use this link to apply:
About Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1976, is a global, Christian-based
nonprofit organization that grew out of an intentionally
multi-racial community in rural Georgia. Seeking to put God's love
into action, Habitat brings together people of all faiths and
people of no faith to build homes, communities and hope. Working
alongside each other, we help families and individuals build and
improve places to call home and achieve the strength, stability and
self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves.
Habitatseeks individuals who have a willingness to affirm these
principles and values.
Habitat for Humanity International is an equal opportunity employer
and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all
our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate
against any person because of race, color, religion, gender,
marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental
disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard
status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.
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