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Housing Inspector - Homeless Services

Company: CareerLink
Location: Omaha
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

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 you.
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 contact.
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' Inspections.
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 necessary.
*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 reasonableness
*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 landlord.
*Provide referrals of updated listing of available housing units to program staff
*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

Keywords: CareerLink, Omaha , Housing Inspector - Homeless Services, Other , Omaha, Nebraska

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