Housing Counselor/Unemployed Advocate, Philadelphia Unemployment Project

Posted by Philadelphia Unemployment Project on November 3, 2014

The Philadelphia Unemployment Project is hiring a Housing Counselor/Unemployed Advocate.The position entails providing advocacy and assistance to unemployed and lower income persons facing problems with mortgage foreclosure, unemployment compensation and other programs to aid unemployed and low income people.

The Unemployed Advocate will assist homeowners with appeal hearings for denials of state mortgage assistance (HEMAP Program).The advocate will work with homeowners caught in predatory or sub prime mortgages to improve their long term chances of maintaining their homes. S/he will work with homeowners through the Foreclosure Diversion Program. S/he will represent Unemployment Compensation claimants at appeal hearings.

The Unemployed Advocate will assist in involving clients in efforts by the Philadelphia Unemployment Project to win reforms in programs of importance to the unemployed such as foreclosure prevention and other issues as they develop.

Qualifications: Committed to economic justice. Good people skills. Experience in housing counseling or community organizing would be ideal but not necessary. BA preferred.


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