The Latino Economic Development Center (LEDC) is a non-profit, tax-exempt community development organization founded in 1991. LEDC’s mission is to drive the economic and social advancement of low- to moderate-income Latinos and other underserved communities by equipping them with the skills and tools to achieve financial independence and become leaders in their communities. We achieve our mission through small business development and lending, homeownership counseling, and affordable housing preservation.
Housing Counseling Program
LEDC is a HUD-certified housing counseling agency that helps families in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area buy their first home and save their homes from foreclosure. LEDC accomplishes these goals by providing financial capability education and counseling, first-time homebuyers group education, individual counseling, foreclosure counseling, and loss mitigation support.
The Bilingual Housing Counselor will provide direct housing counseling and group education to LEDC clients around the home purchase process, financial capability, rental counseling, foreclosure prevention, and first-time homebuyers programs in the Metropolitan area and Baltimore. The Bilingual Housing Counselor will work closely with the entire Housing Counseling team and reports to the Housing Counseling Program Manager in DC. The position will require the individual to work one day a week from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and at least one Saturday per month.
The Bilingual Housing Counselor will be responsible for the following:
- Provide individual counseling to residents in the markets that LEDC operates in, and support them in meeting their housing goals, including:
- learning about their rights and obligations as tenants (Rental Counseling);
- taking care of their financial health through budgeting, establishing, and improving credit (Financial Capability);
- becoming homeowners (pre-purchase); and
- protecting and maintaining their investment (foreclosure prevention and post-purchase).
- Analyze and discuss client's financial capacity to buy a home and create financial action plans with them.
- 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 group workshops and presentations on the home purchase process, foreclosure prevention, and financial capability.
- Conduct community outreach for housing counseling services.
- Assist in the completion of reports for assigned programs in a timely and efficient manner.
- Participate in housing counseling and foreclosure prevention efforts in the markets that LEDC operates.
- LEDC has a strong preference for an experienced, housing counselor with certifications, including a HUD certification.
- Bachelor’s Degree.
- 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 the ability to work nights and Saturdays; and
- Bilingual in Spanish and English.
This is a temporary full-time, 40 hours/week position that requires some nights and Saturday hours.
Salary: $48,000 - $50,000.
LEDC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer; women and people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
*Please note that in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, work will be done remotely until further notice*
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