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Virtual Housing & Landlord Relations Team Member

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BRIDGE TO HOME SCV

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Shift Times: As needed or requested from assigned Case Manager

Reports to: Director of Programs & Assigned Case Manager

Objective:

Working with Bridge to Home staff, Housing Corps members help homeless clients move from homelessness to permanent housing through meaningful resource support and impactful connections with community members.

Housing Search & Touring

  • Conduct internet searches for affordable housing and proper placement for Bridge to Home clients that meet their budgeting limitations.
  • Identify sources of housing location websites and update the information (i.e. Zillow, Zumper, Craigslist, etc.)
  • Call and/or email housing listings to verify the contact information and property pricing information are correct, and what amenities and/or utilities are included (if any).
  • Put together lists for Case Managers with essential information to pass on to clients that are actively seeking housing.
  • Schedule property viewings for Case Managers and clients based on the criteria of each client.
  • Ensure clients have a clear understanding of Bridge to Home’s policies and housing protocol.

Landlord Relations

  • Meet with the individual Case Managers of Bridge to Home and collect case information as it pertains to connecting with landlords and apartment managers.
  • Call and/or email landlords and apartment managers to verify rental listing information and create a personal connection to bridge our organization with the client, adhering to required confidentiality and discretion requirements per Bridge to Home’s policies.
  • Verify necessary application information with the landlord or property manager (i.e. driver’s license, proof of income, etc.)
  • Accompany clients and Case Managers on site visits and assist Case Managers with client advocacy.
  • Follow up with landlords or property managers for rental decisions and maintain landlord relationships.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of landlord and property management excel spreadsheet or database.

Position Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Have three (3) character reference letters dated within the past 12 months, one of which must be from a professional or educational resource (supervisor, college professor, etc.)
  • Be able to commit to a minimum of eight (8) hours per week
  • Must pass a background check
  • Demonstrate the ability to read and write at an appropriate professional level
  • Be able to communicate in a positive and confident manner to appropriately and successfully ensure the client needs are met
  • Ability understand written and oral instructions to make quick and reasonable decisions and conclusions

Impact: Clients are more successful when they have a team supporting their housing goals. Having someone to assist with searching, viewing, and communicating with landlords and property managers will help Case Managers dedicate their time tending to client support needs.

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About BRIDGE TO HOME SCV

Location:

23752 NEWHALL AVE, SANTA CLARITA, CA 91321, US

Mission Statement

Bridge to Home utilizes a comprehensive emergency through permanent housing service model with a housing first approach. At any given time, there are approximately 300 individuals experiencing homelessness who live in Santa Clarita. Many sleep in their cars or in encampments in the community’s riverbeds. Homelessness can happen to anyone and everyone’s story is different. Whether short-term or long-term, homelessness is solved by an individualized plan consisting of an integrated service model and a long-term approach that leads to permanent housing with ongoing supports as needed.

Description

Bridge to Home, a non-profit 501 (c )(3) corporation, offers help for individuals and families experiencing homelessness in the Santa Clarita Valley. Services are provided by experienced social service professionals and housing navigators in our Homeless Services Access Center and in the Drayton Street shelter. With space for 60 residents, the shelter is open 365/24/7. Staff and volunteers help our homeless neighbors access and retain housing by addressing the conditions and causes of homelessness. BTH served 1,040 individuals and housed 88 individuals and households in 2018-19.

Bridge to Home is funded through government contracts, grants from private foundations, and generous donations from individuals and businesses in the local community. The BTH operating budget for 2019 - 2020 is $2.5M.

Bridge to Home (BTH) is governed by an all-volunteer Santa Clarita Valley Board of Directors, with experience in finance, law, health care, mental health, community service, business, education, public service, and more. Nine committees provide support the through oversight of policy and outcomes.

Community
Crisis Support
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Program Management
  • Community Outreach
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Project Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Because you will be building a professionally trusting relationship with the homeless population and the clients of Bridge to Home, we ask that you be able to commit a minimum of eight (8) hours per week.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older, Have three (3) character reference letters dated within the past 12 months, one of which must be from a professional or educational resource (supervisor, college professor, etc.), Must pass a background check

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