HOMEOWNERSHIP COUNSELOR– SPANISH SPEAKING

  • Full Time
  • Seattle
  • In-Office

Website Homestead Community Land Trust

Passionate about housing justice and seeing modest-income households achieve the health, educational and financial benefits of owning their home? The homeownership counselor works on a team that supports new buyers and current homeowners in our program with sales or resales of homes, and advances systems change in affordable housing.  The successful candidate must be fluent in written and spoken English and Spanish.

 

ABOUT HOMESTEAD

Homestead Community Land Trust puts the financial and social benefits of affordable homeownership within reach of people who are priced out of our high-cost housing market. Homestead builds new homes and rehabs existing homes, raising funds to price these homes affordably for first time homebuyers who make less than 80% of area median income as defined by HUD. The community land trust model makes and keeps homes affordable permanently through agreements with our buyers. We have an active pipeline of 130 homes that will be built over the next six years. We emphasize the environmental sustainability of our building methods and materials.

DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND AUTHORITY

Creating Community Land Trust Homeowner-Members (40%)

·         Provide purchase support to homebuyers including coordinating with lenders, funders and escrow/title companies to manage transactions

·         Participate in the income-qualification and selection of applicants and potential buyers

·         Work with title and escrow companies on homes ales

·         Plan and participate in the marketing of homes for sale

·         Strengthen relationships with our Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing partners

·         Plan and conduct outreach meetings and Homebuyer Club programs

 

Supporting Community Land Trust Homeowner-Members (40%)

·         Identify current homeowners at risk of default or foreclosure and work with the Executive Director and Finance Manager to provide appropriate intervention.

·         Respond to resale requests by calculating resale price, preparing information for seller/agent, and identifying repairs.

·         Respond to refinance and/or capital improvements requests in partnership with the Business Manager.

·         Provide initial and ongoing support to resident associations and their Board officers to enable effective governance and compliance with Washington State law.

Recordkeeping & Reporting (20%)

·         Enter and maintain complete and accurate data in Salesforce CRM/HomeKeeper.

·         Contribute and maintain quality data for management, decision-making and compliance purposes

Evening and weekend work common to accommodate homebuyers’ schedules.

Homestead is working hybrid remote/onsite. Counselor should live within commuting distance to the office in the International District and service locations in King County.

Works to support Homestead’s mission with other duties as needed.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

·         2-3 years work experience in housing counseling, real estate or land use law, mortgage  lending, or real estate brokerage

·         Written and spoken English and Spanish proficiency

·         Passion for affordable homeownership, community development and social justice

·         Effective project and time management skills

·         Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent

·         Attention to detail, highly organized, effective manager of own and others’ work

·         Experience working with diverse populations

·         Strong customer service values

Professional certifications and experience – Depending on the candidate’s prior work history, certification or credentials are not required but preferred, such as

·         HUD Housing Counselor Certificate

·         Mortgage loan originator registration

·         Real estate broker license

·         HUD HOME expertise

·         Community land trust or “permanently affordable” homeownership

·         Neighborworks certifications in homeownership related areas

Salary: $62,000 to $65,000 DOE
HUD Certification preferred

To apply for this job email your details to KATHLEEN@HOMESTEADCLT.ORG


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