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Bilingual Housing Counselor – DC 

The Housing Counselor will provide group training and direct housing counseling to LEDC clients around home purchase, financial capability, rental counseling, Inclusionary Zoning Program, Affordable Dwelling Units, and foreclosure prevention. Position requires to work one day a week from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and at least two Saturdays per month. The counselor will be responsible for the following:

- Provide housing counseling to support clients in meeting their housing goals including budgeting, establishing or improving credit, pre-purchase, foreclosure prevention, and post-purchase education.
- Package applications for DC’s Home Purchase Assistance Program.
- Inclusionary Zoning Program and Affordable Dwelling Units individual counseling
- Issue the Income and Household Size certification for the Inclusionary Zoning program and Affordable Dwelling Units
- Conduct group workshops and presentations on home purchase, foreclosure prevention and financial capability.
- Analyze and discuss clients’ financial capacity to buy a home and create financial action plans with clients.
- Provide technical assistance related to housing counseling such as submitting and tracking paperwork for first-time homebuyer programs or foreclosure prevention.
- Document and track data related to housing counseling services utilizing Counselor Max and other applicable tools.
- Conduct community outreach for housing counseling services
- Assist in completion of reports for assigned programs in a timely and efficient manner.
- Participate in District housing counseling and foreclosure prevention efforts.
- Attend trainings as needed for continuing education as a Certified Housing Counselor

Preferred Qualifications: 

- LEDC has a strong preference for an experienced, certified housing counselor
- Energetic and detail oriented team player with a deep commitment to high quality housing counseling and service delivery;
- At least two years of previous housing counseling experience; - Ability to work well with others, be a good listener, think creatively;
- Strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Office as well as CounselorMax or another database platform;
- Flexible work schedule, including ability to work some nights and Saturdays; and
- Bilingual in Spanish and English.

This is a full-time, 40 hour / week position that requires some nights and Saturday hours.  

Salary:  Negotiable based on experience, plus full benefits and generous vacation. 

LEDC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer; women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Walda Yon at wyon@ledcmetro.org. No phone calls please. 

Bilingual Evaluation/Research Intern:


Measuring the Impact of Small Business and Housing Programs

Internship Dates: August/September 2017 – January 2018

Position Overview:

The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) is seeking an evaluation/research intern to assist with a number of evaluations to measure the impact of its small business and housing programs. The evaluations will provide the opportunity to learn about the evaluation process and assessing the impact of community-based small business development and housing counseling interventions on historically marginalized communities (Latinos, African Americans, and other vulnerable communities). The primary responsibilities of the intern will be to assist with any necessary data collection tool development, data collection, analysis, and compiling of findings with the guidance and oversight from our Development Director. On a day-to-day basis, the intern will report to LEDC’s Development Associate.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

· Interview preparation: compile contact information, alert clients about interviews, and consolidate client intake data
· Assist with development of data collection tools
· Data collection: track contact attempts with clients, conduct interviews, make survey instruments available online (surveymonkey)
· Data entry
· Data analysis (with guidance from Development Director)
· Draft/compile findings (presentation format sufficient)
· Present findings to program staff during brown bag luncheon

Knowledge, Education and Experience:

· Graduate students, having completed their first year of graduate studies pursuing degree in any of the social sciences, public policy, administration, planning, business administration, or related fields preferred
. Undergraduate students with relevant experience and skills will be considered
· Demonstrated experience in and/or coursework in research methods
· Demonstrated communication skills; survey and/or interviewing experience are a plus
· Strong computer skills, proficiency in Excel applications
· An interest in pursuing a career that addresses poverty and/or economic inequality in the United States
· Spoken and written Spanish skills required· Available to work 16-30 hours/week, on a flexible schedule that could accommodate evening or weekend interviews

EOE. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Marjorie Nemes, Development Director, at mnemes@ledcmetro.org.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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