HUD Certified Housing Counselor - Homes on the Hill CDC
Position Description: HUD Certified Housing Counselor
Reports to: Assistant Director / Program Director
Full time position: Estimated hours at 40 hours per week. Job will require flexibility and attendance at evening or weekend activities. *May require remote working due to COVID-19.
Prerequisites: Experience in affordable housing, housing counseling, real estate, banking, or mortgage lending is preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook, and Excel required. Administrative skills in writing and reporting, proficiency in interpersonal communication, and the ability to develop and monitor file systems are all required. Bilingual applicants encouraged to apply.
HOTH is an equal opportunity employer.
Duties and Assignments:
Deliver HUD certified housing counseling for clients seeking pre-purchase, post-purchase, rental, or foreclosure prevention education. Work closely with HOTH staff to coordinate and deliver the Homes on the Hill Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention program (HEFPP).
Coordinate and deliver eviction, foreclosure prevention, and pre-purchase homebuyer education workshops (may be conducted virtually via Zoom). Schedule workshops, participants and speakers.
Provide program information to the general public. Answer phone calls / emails, schedule clients for appointments, and provide referral information. Promote HOTH and HOTH programs, including HEFPP, on social media platforms. Represent HOTH at community events and / or virtual meetings, and at Franklin County eviction court. Coordinate LEAN (the HOTH Landlord Engagement Action Network). Conduct OHFA (Ohio Housing Finance Agency) homebuyer education counseling via the telephone. Assist other staff as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
*Successful applicants, after becoming employed and completing extensive training, may be required to pass the HUD certification exam by August 1, 2021, covering competency in the following areas: financial management, property maintenance, responsibilities of
homeownership and tenancy, fair housing laws and requirements, housing affordability, and the avoidance of eviction and mortgage default. Training will be provided.
· Strong problem/conflict resolution skills
· Strong oral/written communication skills
· Experience working with diverse populations
· Attention to detail and strong administrative skills
Homes on the Hill CDC (HOTH) is a HUD-approved housing counseling agency and Community Housing Development Organization. For nearly 30 years HOTH has been building the foundation for economically stable families in the Hilltop neighborhood and Central Ohio. Today HOTH is at the forefront of creating affordable housing by building new homes and rehabilitating vacant properties, and selling or renting them to low and moderate income families. To help families gain access to and maintain stable housing, HOTH also offers free rental counseling, pre-purchase homebuyer education, post-purchase homeowner education, and foreclosure prevention counseling.