Ability to build and maintain relationships with private landlords and property management companies
Ability to travel to different sites and locations as required
Ability to maintain a landlord database
Ability to work with a diverse population of formerly homeless individuals/families impacted by chronic medical health issues.
Ability to respectfully interact with clients and landlords
Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team
Ability to create landlord relations resource tools for staff
Ability to work from a harm reduction approach
Locate housing options for new and existing clients.
Completion of required property documentation, including: HUD Rent Reasonableness Forms and Rent Calculations.
Prepare and submit monthly and fiscal year rent reports to finance staff.
Prepare and submit monthly utility reports to finance staff.
Oversee and monitor rent collection from client households, report rent non-payments to case managers and supervisor.
Attend all program staff meetings and trainings as required
Develop and maintain landlord database accessible to all Scattered-Site staff whereby creating a resource guide for navigating apartment searches.
Proactively develop working relationships with new landlords, enhancing portfolio of landlords in database (specific attention to West and Northside landlords)
Create informational materials for Scattered-Site programs to provide to new landlords
Create a client packet for distribution to all clients that are newly housed
Other duties as assigned
High School diploma or equivalent; Bachelor’s preferred.
Knowledge of property management
Knowledge of the Chicago neighborhoods
Experience in property management or Public Housing programs preferred
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills
Computer proficiency – including knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word
Team oriented work style
About Chicago House and Social Service Agency
Chicago House was founded in 1985 by a small group of community activists who saw that their friends and family members were losing their homes due to the financial, social and medical challenges associated with HIV/AIDS.
To provide community-based housing and supportive services responsive to the changing needs of individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS.
All Chicago House services are provided without discrimination, and are explicitly designed to respect and preserve the dignity and independence of all clients.