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

Tips for Grocery Shopping on a Budget

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Some great tips courtesy of CTI’s Financial Literacy department about how to save money when you shop for groceries:

Grocery Shopping on a Shoe-String

·       Create a menu for the week and only buy the ingredients you need.

·       Take inventory of your cupboard so you won’t buy something you do not need.

·       Gather coupons online, in newspapers and store flyers and/or try a coupon swap with neighbors, friends, etc. Continue reading