Located on‑site in HRA Income Support Centers and Job Centers in Brooklyn, CAMBA's Eviction Prevention Unit (EPU) is targeted to 1,500 clients yearly at risk of becoming homeless, whose problems cannot be solved by the general Center staff. CAMBA's EPU staff members help clients stabilize their housing and financial situations by providing welfare advocacy, assistance applying for housing benefits and other rental arrears assistance, as well as referrals to legal services that will help them resolve problems with government benefits and housing. The program also makes referrals to other needed benefits and services to enhance housing stability, foster self-sufficiency and improve family functioning.
The person filling this position is expected, under close supervision, to: (1) Serve as a client liaison with outside organizations regarding such matters as education, healthcare, housing, social services, legal issues, etc; and (2) assist clients in attaining their goals by identifying and locating community resources for clients and by making referrals to appropriate services both within and outside CAMBA.
MINIMUM EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
High school diploma or G.E.D. and/or equivalent experience.
Program is located in community-based setting. Client Advocates must be able to adapt to the culture and environment of the location.
Bilingual English/Spanish and/or Haitian Creole preferred.