Housing Inspector - Homeless Services
Posted on: November 22, 2021
At Heartland Family Service, we are committed to building a
culture that is trauma informed and values and celebrates diversity
and inclusion. We believe this allows for better service delivery
and innovation, as it encourages our employees to bring various
experiences and uniqueness to the workplace.
Trauma Informed Care is an approach to engaging people with
histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms
and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives. -
Trauma Informed Care also acknowledges the effects of -working with
trauma survivors on our workforce, and seeks to build collaborative
and supportive working environments and relationships.
If you believe in our mission of creating healthy families and
communities, and like a fast pace, collaborative and team oriented
environment, then Heartland Family Service is the agency for
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION - OF - WORK
This Housing Inspector will work as a part of the team in the
Homeless Services Department, serving clients residing in
scattered-site supportive housing. The programs provide financial
assistance and support services to individuals and families who are
homeless and residing in Douglas, Sarpy or Pottawattamie Counties.
The Housing Inspector will conduct Housing Quality Inspections and
assist program participants in leasing approved units.
Performs highly technical & skilled functions with specific
training & aptitudes. Requires daily decision making & public
Work Schedule: Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.;
Friday 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
*Outreach to landlords and property managers within the community
to inform them of the programs and recruit prospective landlords
who are willing to work with program participants
*Able to negotiate leases and problem solve any barriers to program
participants obtaining housing
*Serve as an ongoing liaison between property managers and
participants as well as between participants and neighbors.
*Schedule and perform initial, special, and annual
inspections/inspections of all housing units into which a program
participant will be living.
Carries out Lead Inspections per specific program guidelines.
Carries out 'Housing Quality Standards' and 'Habitability'
Provides training to other staff with inspections as needed.
*Determine compliance with HUD Housing Quality Standards, document
deficiencies and file written reports. Follow up with owners as
*Determine if the proposed rent is under fair market requirements
and reasonable based on the condition of the unit, the
neighborhood, and any other information available.
*Perform reinspection to ensure required repairs are completed
*Maintain an updated database for use of determining rent
*Maintain updated records on all landlords, including ensuring that
an MOU and W-9 are on file an updated.
*Complete rent calculations and verify income on all program
participants, including making rental assistance payments to the
*Provide referrals of updated listing of available housing units to
*Work is completed in community settings. Travel is required,
including use of personal vehicle.
*Maintains proper documentation of inspections and rent
calculations/payments in program participant files.
Is able to work both independently, with little supervision, and as
a part of a team.
Utilizes the Sanctuary Model, including provision of
trauma-informed care to clients.
Able to establish regula
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