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Housing Assistant

Date Posted: 5/26/2023

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Job Description

We are looking for multiple housing assistants to support a busy organization. This will be a long-term temporary assignment. The right candidate will have an opportunity to apply to the role directly once it is opened up.

  • Fully on-site in Martinez, CA
  • Salary Range: $26 - $29 / hour
  • Schedule: Monday - Thursday 6:00 AM - 4:30 PM 

Eligibility and Recertification:
  • Establish and maintain effective professional working relationships with clients, co-workers, and the public from various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Interview participants or applicants for housing assistance and assist them in the completion of prescribed applications, certifications and declaration forms. Conduct interviews in person or by telephone.
  • Elicit pertinent information concerning items such as income, other monetary resources and financial obligations from applicants and participants.
  • Collect and review recertification, interim, transfer and reasonable accommodation information.
  • Evaluate, verify, and calculate information and rent for recertification, interims and move-in.
  • Explain client responsibilities to all prospective and current clients as well as landlords.
  • Ensure proper verification methods/processing practices are utilized for each re-examination.
  • Calculate housing allowances to establish the level of rent based.
  • Explain rent calculations to tenants; prepare and send appropriate notices of rent adjustments.
  • Respond to inquiries concerning policies and practices associated with the application and/or recertification processes in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Ensure that all pertinent information regarding income, other monetary resources and financial obligations from applicants and recipients is received in a timely manner in order to complete the initial and annual eligibility process
  • Evaluate known eligibility factors in specific cases against established criteria and determine eligibility.
  • Review application documentation and declaration for completeness and consistency including required signatures.
  • Discuss with clients any discrepancies, omission of data, or incorrect data and solicit timelines for provision of all required information.
  • Obtain information relative to clients or applicants from previous landlords, County Social Service Department, and other agencies.
  • Coordinate background information checks of applicant/participants for eligibility purposes.
  • Interpret rent contract and lease conditions to ensure that everyone else has the same understanding of the contract/lease.
  • Conduct eligibility validation studies by reviewing eligibility factors to determine the continuation, modification, or termination of the housing voucher assistance
  • Prepare summaries/reports of information obtained during home or office visits with clients.
  • Refers all applicants and recipients who appear in need of food, in-home care, or social services, to the appropriate community service agencies on the basis of either personal observation and/or needs expressed either orally by the client or from information on the application.
  • Maintain client records and perform periodic reviews to determine continuing eligibility.
  • Prepare a variety of forms and other documents required by Federal, State and County governments and answer correspondence requesting information about housing programs.
General and Other Duties:
  • Review and discuss client issues of non-compliance with the Manager and/or Director to ensure clients are provided with reasonable opportunity to correct areas of non-compliance.
  • Process and maintain files and correspondence associated with the housing choice voucher process in an accurate and time
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Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:Full-Time
  • Location:San Pablo, CA
  • Job Type:Admin - Clerical
  • Experience:Not Specified
  • Education:Not Specified
  • Date Posted:5/26/2023
  • Contact: Vanessa Gonzalez (925) 737-1800
  • Pay Range: $26.00 - $29.00 Hourly
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Job Reference: JO-2305-205068