Housing Specialist
Job Type

The Organization

Safe Parking LA, a non-profit homeless services organization is looking for a full time Housing Stabilization Specialist. The Housing Stabilization Specialist is responsible for developing and implementing a housing strategy and working with internal and external stakeholders to connect participants to permanent housing, community resources and services to support a successful housing placement. Will also provide aftercare retention support for clients that have been housed for 90 days after securing housing.  


Include the following:

  • Conducts regular meetings with participants to develop and implement housing plans/budgets 
  • Facilitates access to services needed to support housing readiness and reduce impact of barriers
  •  Research and develops housing resources to support placements. Establishes positive working relationships with landlords within the community 
  • Strategizes and presents housing leads to participants that include listings from housing authority, internet, and internal database of landlords/management firms/owners 
  • Provides psychoeducation to participants on how to complete housing applications, searches, and tenant rights and responsibilities 
  • Engages and assists participants with applying for permanent subsidy or low-income housing assistance programs 
  • Accompanies participants as needed to housing viewing appointments, move-ins, housing authority appointments, and specific visits to relevant social service agencies that will support with meeting housing plan goals. Provides field-based and street-based direct services. 
  • Prioritizes and follow-ups with each participant as needed to ensure they are making progress towards their permanent housing goals and access rental and move in assistance
  • Provides advocacy to help address issues and barriers between landlords and participants that may prevent move-ins 
  • Leads after care retention support to clients that have exited into permanent housing by connecting with them at least 3 times within 90 days of their successful exit. 
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule, including evenings and weekends as needed 
  • Additional tasks, projects, and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor 



  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, must have at least 2 years of related experience 
  • Experience in real estate or housing market preferred 
  • Experience assisting low and very-low-income individuals access affordable housing
  • Experience working with homeless individuals preferred. 
  • Bilingual: Desirable, but not required 
  • Knowledge of HUD guidelines and experience working with subsidized housing programs such as Section 8, Shelter Plus Care, Rapid Re-Housing, and others preferred 
  • Current knowledge of best practice models, including Housing First, Mental Health Recovery, Harm Reduction, and Critical Time Intervention 
  • Ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds 
  • Proficient in use of laptop computer and Microsoft Windows and Office software programs (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Possess valid California driver's license and properly registered vehicle 
  • Bilingual Spanish speaking preferred 



Benefits include 15 paid holidays and 10 vacation days per year during first two years of employment and increases based on years of service thereafter, a 403(b) plan with employer match, medical, dental, vision, flex spending, and a range of professional development opportunities. 

Community Partners® is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. In

addition, the organization will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a

manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring

Salary Description
$25.00 - $26.00 hourly