Margert Community Corporation is seeking an experienced Housing Counselor with specialized skills in rental and tenant-based counseling techniques, to assist low to moderate income households in locating, securing or maintaining residence in affordable rental housing. To a lesser extent, counseling on shelter or services to the homeless may also be required. Working with an established team of experienced intake workers and counselors, within the framework of our existing housing division, the tenant-based housing counselor will be expected to demonstrate a wealth of experience and knowledge of the NYC affordable rental housing market and the special needs of the low to moderate income households we serve.
Responsibilities: in coordination with a strong, well-established and comprehensive housing counseling program, the tenant-based housing counselor shall provide affordable housing search assistance; counseling on housing/income benefit and entitlement programs; recertification assistance for HUD or other rental subsidy and assistance programs; counseling and referrals to Legal Aid for eviction or other Fair Housing assistance; debt management/repayment plan counseling; education, advocacy and organizational assistance to tenants in privately/publicly owned multifamily buildings; conduct workshops, in both individual and group settings, on tenant’s rights and responsibilities; and, referrals to other Social Service agencies.
Qualifications: excellent interpersonal, organizational and computer skills, with previous tenant-based housing counseling experience. Extensive knowledge of the NYC affordable housing market, income maintenance, benefits and grants programs, individual case management as well as group workshop experience, and strong statistical reporting skills are required. Looking for a self-starter with ability to meet service goals with little or no supervision. Degree in Human Services, Social Sciences or related field, with exceptional experience and/or certification in comprehensive or tenant-based housing counseling preferred. However, demonstrable track record of successful housing/rental counseling and relevant life experience will be favorably considered.
How to apply
Please mail or fax cover letter and resume to Margert Community Corporation, 325 Beach 37th Street, Far Rockaway, NY 11691; Fax: 718-471-5342. Please, no telephone calls. Email submissions STRONGLY encouraged: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Margert Community Corporation
325 Beach 37th Street, Far Rockaway, NY, 11691, US