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Bilingual Housing Counselor (Washington, DC)

The Latino Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) community development corporation 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. LEDC's main office is in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC and has branch offices in Wheaton, MD; Baltimore, MD; Arlington, VA; and Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.

Housing Counseling Program
LEDC is a HUD-certified housing counseling agency that helps families in the Metropolitan area, and Baltimore to 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 and individual counseling, providing 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- DC. The position requires 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 to support them meeting their housing goals, including:
    • learning about their rights and obligations as tenants -Rental Counseling,
    • taking care of their financial health - budgeting, establishing, and improving credit - Financial Capability,
    • becoming homeowners -pre-purchase,
    • protecting and maintaining their investment - foreclosure prevention and Post-purchase; in the markets that LEDC provides services.
  • 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 group workshops and presentations on home purchase, foreclosure prevention and financial capability.
  • Conduct community outreach for housing counseling services
  • Assist in completion of reports for assigned programs in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Participate in the housing counseling and foreclosure prevention efforts in the markets that LEDC operates.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • LEDC has a strong preference for an experienced, certified housing counselor and HUD certified.
  • 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 ability to work nights and Saturdays; and
  • Bilingual in Spanish and English.

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

Salary:  $48,000

*Please note that in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, work will be based upon a hybrid work schedule*

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Walda Yon at [email protected]. No phone calls please.

To learn more about LEDC visit www.ledcmetro.org.

LEDC is an EEO employer committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. In accordance with applicable laws, regulations, and Executive Orders, LEDC takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants and employees covered are not discriminated against because of their race, color, religion, national origin, sex (gender), age, disability, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, personal appearance, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic that is protected by applicable law. For more information about your equal employment opportunity rights, please view this poster: EEO is the Law. LEDC also participates in E-Verify.