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Housing Specialist, III ( JR 1328)

Long Beach, California
JOB ID: 1328
Full Time
Wage: $20.19/hr- $21.64 (DOE)


The Housing Specialist will operate as part of a larger Housing Partnership Program team, and assists with engaging, managing and retaining landlord and property management company relationships for the agency. This position will be based from multiple PATH sites, and will need to provide field based work in Service Planning Area 5, 7, 8.
Under the supervision of the Housing Manager, and with added support and direction from the Associate Director, the Housing Specialist will provide landlord outreach and engagement services to develop a full range of permanent housing opportunities for homeless families, homeless individuals and youth, and veterans. Housing Specialists provide targeted customer service and support to participating properties to promote long-term tenancy and partnership. This position also requires regular community engagement work to ensure ongoing collaboration with Community Based Organizations (CBOs).


  • Cultivate and maintain robust lists of available housing inventory within Salesforce CRM.
  • Provide strong customer service support to landlords and CBO staff, for housing placements and any concerns that may arise.
  • Facilitate housing process from unit acquisition through lease-up to ensure an efficient and timely experience for landlords and CBO staff.
  • Assist with coordinating and executing landlord mobilization and appreciation events in various regions.
  • Certified mediators to provide conflict resolution support to help resolve tenant & landlord disputes working with case management teams, tenants, and property. This could include home-based mediation support.
  • Execute various property inspections in alignment with PATH and LAHSA procedures and standards.
  • Execute inspections on behalf of PATH program referrals.
  • Network with other agencies, coalitions, and local community partners at meetings.
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings and trainings.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Contract Management and Documentation:

  • Gain knowledge of the rules and regulations of the federal and county housing subsidies and programs within Los Angeles County.
  • Prepare case-related reports including outcomes, successes and challenges.
  • Maintain complete and accurate documentation of services and outcomes as well as other requirements in accordance with Federal, State, County and PATH guidelines
  • Maintenance of Salesforce CRM documentation as described in Housing Partnership Programs Policy and Procedures.
  • Create and maintain property and landlord portfolios as a part of the Housing Partnership Program.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
  • Two- four years cumulative experience working with social services, populations in crisis including the homeless population and people with disabilities, property management and/or real estate practice.
  • Experience with property management/real estate functions, knowledge of supportive housing, housing markets, city planning and/or public policy, or related fields highly desired.
  • Certified mediators consistent with the California Dispute Resolution Programs Act, highly desired
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and Local Fair Housing laws
  • Maintain and execute confidential information according to HIPAA standards.
  • Demonstrates ability to use computers and proficiency in Microsoft Office software particularly Excel. Preference for Salesforce CRM experience.
  • Possesses a high level of tolerance and understanding for individuals who present for services with urgent multiple case management and health needs.
  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment and exercise mature judgment.
  • Ability to provide community and in-home based services on a regular basis.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly motivated self- starter with the ability to coordinate multiple projects/ tasks simultaneously in a high-pressure and time sensitive environment.
  • Maintain regular attendance.
  • Follow the direction of the Supervisor.
  • Flexible work schedule to include some evenings and/or weekends as needed.

Required Qualifications

  • Employment Eligibility Verification.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Updated tuberculosis test.
  • Successful completion of background screening.
  • CPR/First Aid training
  • Driving is an essential function of this position
    • Must have Valid CA Driver's License
    • Must provide proof of insurance coverage
    • Must be able to qualify for PATH insurance coverage
Work Environment
The employee may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using alcohol and drugs, and who may not be attentive to basic personal hygiene, health and safety practices. The employee may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and lack of personal hygiene. The employee must be ready to respond quickly and effectively to many types of situations, including crisis situations and potentially hostile situations. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate in an office setting. Sometimes work may become stressful when working under pressure.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, stoop, talk, hear, reach above and below shoulders; use hand and finger dexterity, keyboarding and making and receiving telephone calls. The employee may be required on occasion to lift and or carry up to 20 lbs.
PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) 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, PATH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

How to apply:
Please visit the Path Career Site to apply online. Search for Job #1328 to submit your application. A resume is required.

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