Bilingual Housing Counselor


Position Overview

The Bilingual Housing Counselor works under the supervision of the Housing Director to develop and implement the goals of the housing program. The Counselor provides counseling and education to the Latino community in the DC metropolitan area, coordinates activities and participates in coalitions with other housing organizations. They also assist the Housing Director in preparing all administrative reports for program grants and contracts, and provides assistance with the development plan for the department.
The staff members will also assist in preparing monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports for the Board of Directors, newsletters, and annual reports.

Position Overview
• Work with immigrant community members to assess their housing options and create an action plan to resolve any housing issues.
• Provide timely follow-up with participants and appropriate referrals and maintain diligent meeting notes.
• Organize, coordinate, and conduct financial literacy, home maintenance, foreclosure intervention and tenants’ rights workshops throughout the year in partnership with other organizations, schools, and community groups in the DC metro area.
• Participate in external meetings, forums, weekend community fairs as needed and/or requested to
promote CARECEN’s housing program in the community.
• Accurate and complete data entry in appropriate database as well as management of both electronic and paper files.
• Recruit, train, and manage volunteers, interns, and pro bono support to ensure that program capacity meets demand.
Other duties that pertain to CARECEN’s work may be assigned by the supervisor.

• Fluent in both English and Spanish
• Ability to work under deadlines and manage multiple projects.
• Solid advocacy and problem-solving skills.
• Minimum 1 – 3 years of experience in housing and credit counseling preferred.
• Possess HUD Certification for housing counseling or be able to obtain within 3 months.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Detail oriented with focus on accurate data tracking and impact.
• Dedication to working with low-income and immigrant communities.
• Computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, etc.) and ability to quickly learn new programs required.
• Solid budgeting and math skills.
• Must be able to work in a collaborative manner and with diverse groups, including government agencies, foundations, English and Hispanic media, as well as other advocacy and community organizations.
• Commitment to public service and the mission of CARECEN is required.
• Bachelor’s degree in related field.

Salary / Benefits/Compensation
Salary ranges from $48,000 to $52,000. Competitive benefits package includes employer-paid medical and basic life insurance, generous vacation, holidays, and sick-leave. You will be joining a team of  committed and dedicated individuals who work tirelessly to ensure the advancement of the Latino  community in our region.

Application Process: 
Applicants with personal ties to the low-income immigrant communities in the metropolitan Washington,
DC area are encouraged to apply.

Those interested should send a resume and cover letter to Anabell Martinez via e-mail at with the subject line “Bilingual Housing Counselor.”

No phone calls, please. The position will remain open until filled.

HUD Certification preferred

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