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Homeownership Counselor

Program/Department: Homeownership Support Program
Supervisor: Carlos Garcia, Homeownership Program Manager
Status: Full Time /Non-Exempt
Compensation: $17-$19 per hour

The Homeownership Counselor is responsible for assisting in the coordination of all facets of Hacienda’s Homeownership Support Program including Pre-Purchase, Foreclosure Prevention, and Resolution Conference counseling services.

1. Primary Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct one-on-one counseling sessions for homeowners seeking assistance in pursuing homeownership or seeking to avoid foreclosure. Counselor will provide information and education to clients concerning homeownership purchase and foreclosure process timelines, various loan and down payment assistance programs, home retention and home liquidation options, preparing for a resolution conference and other programs available to potentially new or struggling homeowners.
  • Support clients during their resolution conference by attending in person and both educating and advocating for the client during the initial and any successive conferences, as well as conducting any necessary outside follow-up to support the client's workout choices.
  • Provide budget and credit counseling; discuss a possible debt restructuring and complete an affordability analysis for every client. Calculate household budget surpluses or deficits and housing ratios, and explain affordability components to clients. Work on building a savings plan if necessary. Educate clients on understanding various mortgage terms and terminology.
  • Create individual action plans and provide ongoing support to help participating households reach their housing and financial goals.
  • Coordinate referrals, follow-up, and inter-agency relations related to all counseling services
  • Maintain comprehensive and confidential client records and statistics in an electronic database in accordance with HUD and OHCS, as well as comply with all City, State and other funder requirements. Follow and adhere to all aspects of the National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling.
  • Coordinate and conduct workshops relating to homeownership as well as conduct or participate in other Hacienda-sponsored group education or outreach efforts.
  • Support and participate in related outreach activities including but not limited to community fairs, neighborhood associations and presentations to partner organizations.
  • Build, foster and maintain close partnerships with other agencies and organizations active in obtaining and maintaining homeownership, including but not limited to lenders, realtors, attorneys, governmental housing agencies and local social service agencies.
  • Provide language-appropriate counseling and translation as needed.
  • Develop and maintain testimonials of program participants.

2. Skills and Educational Requirements - Minimum qualifications include:

  • Bachelors Degree with major course work in areas such as business, real estate, finance, planning, social work and two years of related work experience in home ownership, economic development, and client counseling.
  • Ability to read financial statements and familiarity with analyzing and interpreting data from several sources.
  • Experience with project management and planning.
  • Bilingual (Spanish or Other)
  • Ability to compute basic financial calculations including front- and back-end ratios.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Commitment to excellent customer service in fast paced environment
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, work with minimal supervision, be creative and resourceful, self-motivated, able to meet deadlines and able to handle confidential information appropriately as required.
  • Ability to operate office equipment, especially personal computers using word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email and calendar/scheduling programs.
  • Create and maintain manual and computerized filing and record-keeping systems.
  • Individual must demonstrate a genuine interest and enthusiasm for community development and working with the Latino community and others.

3. Working Conditions:

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. Some travel required. Car required. Some evening and weekend hours may be required for meetings and trainings and to meet deadlines. All positions at Hacienda CDC are at-will and subject to 6 month probation period and annual performance evaluations. This position is grant funding dependent, with current funding secured until June 30, 2015, at which point our funding will be reevaluated.

Note: This job description is intended as a guideline only, and does not limit in any way the duties or responsibilities of any employee. Nothing herein shall be construed as a contract of employment, expressed or implied. All employment is terminable at will, with or without cause.

Hacienda CDC is an equal opportunity employer

Qualified applicants may submit a cover letter and resume as well as three (3) professional references via mail to Hacienda CDC Attention: Housing Counselor Job Posting, 2717 NE Broadway, Portland OR 97232 or via e-mail to ksheehan@haciendacdc.org

Date Open: 9/24/2014                                                            Date closed: Open until filled