MBHP Seeking Assistant Director of Housing Supports

Assistant Director of Housing Supports (Programs)

ORGANIZATION
MBHP is a non-profit agency and is the largest regional provider of rental assistance in Massachusetts. We serve approximately 8,800 tenants and 4,000 property owners with rental assistance in 29 communities and the city of Boston.

MBHP’s mission is to ensure that the region’s low- and moderate-income individuals and families have choice and mobility in finding and retaining decent affordable housing; all of our programs and initiatives are designed to encourage housing stability, increased economic self-sufficiency, and the enhanced quality of the lives of those we serve. To achieve our mission and to promote efficient service delivery, we work collaboratively with a broad array of service providers and neighborhood-based organizations.

OVERVIEW
The Assistant Director of Housing Supports will assist in the oversight of all MBHP Housing Supports Activities with a focus on the HomeBASE, HCEC, and RAFT programs. As such, the Assistant Director will be knowledgeable of all of the departments’ program rules, regulations and requirements as stipulated through various funding sources. This will include, but not be limited to, pertinent program regulations and requirements of the Department of Housing and Community Development, HUD, The City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development (DND) and other federal, state, and private funders. S/he will also accept primary responsibility for the advancement of internal/interdepartmental communication systems and opportunities. S/he will also oversee, and ensure implementation of the department’s staff training. S/he will share supervision of the program managers with the Director of Housing Supports, dependent on programs and program needs. Finally, the Assistant Director will work closely with the Director of Housing Supports to assess and develop new and innovative opportunities for the clients of the various Housing Support teams. Continue reading

CTI Seeking Housing Consumer Education Counselor Team Member

To apply online, click here

To view all openings currently available at CTI, click here

Here is the link to the full job description

 

Housing Consumer Education Counselor
Are you interested in a position that will make a difference in your life and the lives of others? Community Teamwork is a private non-profit organization with over 400 employees dedicated to reducing barriers and creating opportunities for low income individuals and families.
In addition to fully utilizing your skills, Community Teamwork offers opportunities for continued professional development and career growth. Great teams, a competitive salary and
well above average benefits including a generous contribution to employee 401k plans make Community Teamwork a highly regarded employer. We are seeking a Housing Consumer Education Counselor to provide assistance to clients seeking HCEC services, including making referrals, assessing client needs and providing counseling and education to clients related to housing and utility assistance issues. Responsibilities also include working with challenging client situations; leading, co-leading and assisting in the expansion and development of HCEC workshops; outreach activities to clients
and community; managing data entry and database tracking; statistical reporting; following guidelines and requirements of HCEC funding sources; attending meetings and trainings.

HUD Contingency – How Federal Government Shut Down Effects Your Community

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In light of the Federal Government’s shut down, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has issued its’ contingency plan and may be viewed here.

Many providers within the Merrimack Valley Regional Network to End Homelessness, including Community receive a fair portion of their funding through HUD.

October HUD payments have in many cases already been drawn down. However, if this government shut down continues into November, there will be major challenges ahead.

CTI’s Housing Education Center Seeking Two New Team Members

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If you are seeking a busy work environment, have experience helping people problem solve around housing challenges this opportunity is for you!

We are seeking two Housing Consumer Education Counselors with one counselor sited in our North Shore housing education center. Below is the job description. To apply, click here

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

¨      Provides assistance to clients seeking Housing Consumer Education Center services and makes referrals to other resources when appropriate. 

¨      Assesses client needs through intake, which include services requested by the client, the services provided to the client, and other needs that the counselor and client determine.  Continue reading

MA Unclaimed Property – Have You Checked Lately?

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I had posted on this topic a couple of weeks back and have since created a flyer that we have available here in the Resource Center and is available on the right side of the blog for download under “Housing Education Flyers”. We wanted to share with you a recent success story for one of clients who we suggested he put his name into the search engine and lo and behold his name came up twice, for two different pieces of property.

For both listings, it was indicated that the property was valued over $100. Our client went through the process of submitting his claim and received confirmation this week that one of his properties was a paycheck from a former employer in the amount of $936!

So please do see if you have unclaimed funds. It’s free to search and free to file the claim!

Are you a hoarder? Know some who is?

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Hoarding Resources

Compulsive hoarding is defined as the acquisition of and failure to discard a large number of possessions that appear to be useless or of limited value. Homes become so cluttered that tenant’s can- not live in them safely. Exits become blocked, kitchens and bathrooms become difficult to move around in and clutter becomes a fire hazard. Hoarding behavior can result in a tenancy termination.

Here are a few resources if you, a family member or friend is experiencing this challenge

 

North Shore Elder Services

978-750-1050

Merrimack Valley Elder Services

800-892-0890

Sort it Out (Natick)

508-655-3949

National Organization of Chronic Disorganization

617-328-8558

Organizing Specialists

978-828-1683

Clutter Workshop

860-232-3838

Home VNA

781-238-0209

Massachusetts Home Care

1-800-AGE-INFO

Action Emergency Homeless Shelter (Gloucester)

978-282-1000

Eric Z Disposal

866-552-8400

We Get Rid of It

781-593-5308

House Works

800-928-3393

Big Brother Big Sister Foundation

 (free pick up)

800-483-5503

Salvation Army

800-95-TRUCK

Got Books

978-664-6555

Junk Out

888-JUNK-OUT

The Wish Project (Greater Lowell)

no home pick up

978-454-WISH

Home Goods Recycling Ministries (Acton)

978-635-1710

St. Vincent DePaul  

(free pick up)

click here

Boomerangs/Aids Action Committee

 (free pick up)

617-309-7220

Savers Thrift Stores

click here

 

 

Employment Opportunities at Community Teamwork

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for more information, click here

Early HeadStart Teacher/FSW Non-Exempt Full-Time
Bus Monitor Non-Exempt Full-Time
WIC Nutritionist Non-Exempt Full-Time
Housing Consumer Education Counselor Non-Exempt Full-Time Continue reading

Resources for Non EA Shelter/Community Rooms Placement

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Resources for Non-EA Shelter/Community Rooms Placement

Interfaith Hospitality Network

Leominster

978-840-9500

 

Worcester

508-798-6732

 

Natick

508-315-3170 Continue reading

Affordable Auto Repair – Greater Lowell

 

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Affordable Automotive Repair

District residents can use school services from this high tech department for high quality work in automotive systems. Using sophisticated diagnostic equipment, computerized alignment, and licensed to perform state inspections, students work under the supervision of experienced instructors. All service provided when Greater Lowell Technical High School is in session (September-May). Continue reading