Housing & Landlord Relations Team Member
Bridge to Home SCV
Quick Overview: 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.
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.
Volunteer Roles & Responsibilties:
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.
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.
Must be 18 years of age or older
Have two (2) character reference letters dated within the past 12 months
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
COVID-19 Precautions: For safety purposes, upon entry into any facility for Bridge to Home, each person will be required to:
wear a mask
wash their hands
submit to a temperature check
We can provide additional PPE such as gloves upon request.
While on any premises or property of the organization, each person will be required to:
wash their hands frequently
remain six feet apart from other individuals
wear a mask at all times
change PPE as often as needed in order to be safe
All clients and staff are tested regularly. If you should have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com at your earliest convenience.
If you're interested in helping our homeless clients transition to permanent housing, click EXPRESS INTEREST below and we will follow-up with additional details.
All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety
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*Volunteer time shifts are broken down into the following time frames:
About Bridge to Home SCV
23752 Newhall Avenue, Santa Clarita, CA 91321, US
BRIDGE TO HOME PROVIDES SHELTER AND SUPPORTIVE SERVICES THAT HELP INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES IN THE SANTA CLARITA VALLEY MOVE FROM HOMELESSNESS TO HOUSING.
We have three departments that currently have volunteer opportunities - Housing Corps, Shelter Corps, and Office Corps. We have several opportunities within these departments that meet specific program and organizational needs. Our focus is on assistance with housing our clients as well as engaging and creating opportunities for our clients to be productive community members. We strive to create connections with community resources in order to provide options and events for our clientele to participate and actively engage in their path to successfully obtaining housing and contributing to the community.