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Job: Housing Navigator


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Title Housing Navigator
Categories Southern California
Salary $25/ hour
Location Los Angeles
Job Information

This is full time, temp for 2 months, located in downtown LA, working with homeless clients.  M – F 8AM – 4:30PM.  In collaboration with the Coordinated Entry System (CES) and agency-wide programs, the Housing Navigator field base program is responsible for effectively navigating individuals matched to housing resources by the CES Matcher through the match-to-lease-up process. As a member of a multi-person Housing Navigation team housed within the CES department, the Housing Navigator must thrive in a fast-paced, group-oriented setting, and enjoy working ‘in the field’ with clients in an array of both public and private agencies. Importantly, the Housing Navigator must possess a working knowledge of the myriad subsidies available through CES and must be able to assist the Program Manager in determining client eligibility for these subsidies according to the complex matrix of HUD, local Housing Authority, and unit-specific regulations. The Housing Navigator is responsible for preparing housing applications with a strong focus on attention to detail and is accountable to the Program Manager for the timely processing of any documentation submitted to the Housing Authority, Permanent Supportive Housing providers, or private landlords on behalf of their program-enrolled clients.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of two years’ case management experience working with the adult homeless population.
  • Knowledge of HUD guidelines as they relate to client housing resource eligibility
  • Knowledge of social service providers and programs, and of local and federal government benefits and entitlements
  • Must have car and be able to drive
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