Landlord Engagement Specialist

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Landlord Engagement Specialist

Reports to: Director of Policy & Programming, Toledo Lucas County Homelessness Board

Employment Classification: Full time, salary

SUMMARY
The Toledo Lucas County Homelessness Board (TLCHB) is seeking a Landlord Engagement
Specialist (LES) to work collaboratively within Lucas County’s homelessness crisis response
system to a) identify housing opportunities for households experiencing homelessness, both
families and singles; and b) coordinate with landlords and property managers to provide housing
opportunities and promote housing stability for families & individuals with housing needs. The
LES will work to further develop a system-wide Landlord Engagement Project (LEP) which will
seek to create a collaborative partnership among landlords, property managers, participating human
services agencies and households experiencing homelessness. The LEP will be a continuation of
current efforts by TLCHB and our cooperative affiliate Lucas Metropolitan Housing to provide
resources and tools to households looking for permanent housing.
GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
· Develop and implement Landlord Engagement Project utilizing the U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development’s Landlord Engagement & Recruitment Desk Book as well as other
national best practices.
· Develop and maintain a database of vacancies, landlords, and landlord rental criteria.
· Manage utilization of the TLCHB Landlord Risk Mitigation Fund (RMF) to local landlords,
homeless crisis response system staff, and other relevant stakeholders. The RMF provides
incentives to encourage landlords to accept tenants they may normally screen out.
· Act as a liaison between housing partners and landlords when assisting clients with navigating
housing options and supporting housing stability.
· Work collaboratively with Lucas Metropolitan Housing staff to promote the advantages of
participating in LMH’s housing choice voucher programs.
· Support the Eviction Prevention League (EPL) and work with all EPL partners to prevent
evictions.
· Participate in Impact Coalition Policy and Systems Change Committee and assist with existing
landlord engagement efforts.
· Work with all participating homelessness services providers to assist all client housing search and
navigation needs.
· Provide housing-orientated workshops and training for clients, case managers, and landlords.
· Maintain awareness of changes in the housing market and community processes that can impact
services; bring forward prospective recommendations to deal with expected changes.
· Develop knowledge of community resources, utilize advocacy skills and foster self-advocacy so
individuals or families expand their use of resources in the community as relates to housing
services.
PROGRAM TRAINING
· Participation in “Housing First” training.
·Participation in Expanding Housing Opportunities course.
· Participation in Fair Housing training.
· Participation in Mental Health First Aid and Trauma Informed Care training (if available).
· Participation in Housing Problem Solving Training
SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
· Possession of associate or bachelor’s degree preferred but not required.
· 3+ years relevant professional work experience, including experience and confidence in engaging
with clientele, social service delivery, case management, non-profit work.
· Demonstrated success engaging diverse audiences through outreach, messaging, marketing, and
fundraising.
· Ability to analyze and systematically compile technical and statistical information and to prepare
reports, correspondence, and presentations; comprehend and make inferences from written
materials; interpret federal, state, and local government laws and regulations regarding grant
contracts and administration; review the work products of others to ensure conformance to
standards and guide decision making.
SUBMISSION INFORMATION AND DEADLINE
All prospective candidates should submit a resume and cover letter via email to
[email protected] Deadline for submission is September 10, 2022 at 5pm.
Must be willing to provide references upon request