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Housing Specialist and Counselor

Company: Habitat for Humanity
Location: Bellflower
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:

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 nationwide.

Key Responsibilities:
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 mortgage relief.
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.

Habitat La jobs come with great benefits including but not limited to:
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)

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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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