Housing Specialist

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Wilmington, DE with travel through out the state
Job Type

DE HIV Consortium

Job Description

This position provides direct client services for participation in the Delaware Housing Assistance Program (DHAP).

Responsibilities and Duties:

Activate clients from the waiting list into the rental assistance program, including: reviewing program eligibility; conducting interviews; providing housing information services; calculating rent subsidies; reviewing leases; communicating with clients, landlords, case managers, utility providers, and other service providers
Integrate vocational assessment and employment assistance for program beneficiaries into program operations to encourage client wellness, stability, and self-sufficiency
Complete the annual re-certification of eligibility for clients in all counties
Update and maintain client case files and housing program database on an ongoing basis.
Recalculate rental assistance based on change of income, as needed
Manage the demographic spreadsheet, ongoing
Manage the monthly Inspection List, including communication with inspector
Update the waiting list monthly
Provide semi-annual waiting list updates to Case Managers statewide
Disburse information about housing options to persons seeking information about resources in Delaware
Communicate regularly with case managers, landlords, property managers, and others who provide services that promote housing stability
Entering new applicants into the database and onto the waiting list
Post income updates, as needed
Inspection notifications to clients & landlords
Coordinate the semi-annual case manager assessment verification

Bachelor’s Degree required.
1 year experience providing direct social services required.
Background in case management and HIV preferred.
Special Conditions
DHAP is a statewide program, and as such, requires statewide travel. The person holding this position must hold a valid driver’s license and have a reliable vehicle. Mileage reimbursement is offered for appropriate work related travel.

Reports to the Housing Supervisor of the DHC.

This position is based in Wilmington, DE; however, travel throughout Delaware is required.