Job Title: LANDLORD LIAISON
Salary Range: $55,000/Annually
Reports to: Program Director
Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Landlord Liaison is responsible for increasing access to both private and public rental markets for those moving from homelessness to permanent housing. The Landlord Liaison will build relationships with landlords and create incentives for landlords to relax screening criteria for people experiencing homelessness who have barriers to accessing permanent housing. Incentives include a rapid response to concerns, tenant case-management, rental deposits and short-term rental assistance.
Responsibilities/Statement of Duties:
- Requires knowledge and belief in “Housing First” philosophy and strategies
- Establish relationships with landlords to assist in locating appropriate housing, especially those who have multiple barriers to obtaining permanent housing
- Maintain landlord relationships and assist to keep database on properties and landlord contacts current
- Become active in the landlord community to identify housing for homeless people with barriers and disabilities
- Develop outreach materials and agreements with landlords that will provide rental units to help homeless clients access and maintain permanent housing; this may include assistance negotiating master lease arrangements
- Act as a liaison and mediator for housing issues that may arise
- Perform unit move-in and move-out inspections as needed
- Meet with clients who have significant housing barriers to assist with applications, housing search, or other support services
- Maintain statistics and provide narrative reports on a monthly basis
- Assist Housing Case Managers with coordination of residential support services to ensure clients maintain permanent housing
- Conduct tenant and landlord education trainings
- Participate in regular team meetings
- Other duties as assigned
- Bachelor degree in criminal justice, psychology, sociology or a related field, plus three (3) years of experience in criminal justice, social work, or related supportive housing field.
- Ability to effectively interview and evaluate clients for program eligibility.
- Basic computer skills in word processing and spreadsheets.
- Experience working in a community setting providing services for persons with histories of incarceration, homelessness, psychiatric disabilities, HIV/AIDS and substance use.
Send resume and cover letter to:
Dina Mayfield, MBA, MHSR, MA
Director of Shared Services
1918 University Avenue, Suite 2A
Berkeley, CA 94704