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Tenant Counselor

Posted on July 5, 2022
OPEIU Local 8
Solid Ground
Full-time
24.09
 per hour
Seattle, WA
Health insurance, Paid time off, Paid holidays, Dental insurance, Retirement benefits, Life and disability insurance
Applications accepted until position filled

Help ensure that renters know their rights and responsibilities.

The Tenant Counselor is a part of the Supportive Services team.

This position is responsible for providing timely and accurate assistance to individuals facing the loss of their rental housing, providing accurate information on community resources via phone, workshops/webinars, and community events, leading community education and outreach activities, assisting tenants in organizing to address concerns with landlords, providing in agency landlord/tenant expertise, participating in relevant committees and organizations focusing on housing issues; tracking client trends and advocating for systems changes to address needed improvements in housing issues.

This position also works in collaboration creating and facilitating Rent Smart power point presentations to agencies in the community sharing education with renters about their rights and responsibilities and those of the landlord.

About the employer: Solid Ground

Solid Ground believes poverty is solvable. Our communities are stronger when we support stability and break down the barriers to overcoming poverty. Solid Ground does both. We combine direct services with advocacy to meet basic needs, nurture success, and spread change. Through our programs, people gain stability and build skills that equip them to move forward in their lives. Through advocacy, we work toward ending racism and other oppressions embedded in our institutions, policies, and culture that hold people back from succeeding.

About your union: OPEIU Local 8

OPEIU Local 8 is a progressive, democratically run union working for social and economic justice since 1945. Local 8 represents more than 6,000 members all over Washington state working in many settings including offices, health and home care, housing, social services, the insurance industry, legal services and the public sector.

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