Housing Specialist Salary
The average wage for a Housing Specialist is $15.84 per hour. For the first five to ten years in this position, wages increase modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.
|Salary||$28,415 - $49,645|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $2,564|
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XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).)
|$27,298 - $48,066|
|Hourly Rate||$12.48 - $21.62|
|Overtime||$1.64 - $33.54|
|Bonus||$0.00 - $2,564|
|Total Pay (||$27,298 - $48,066|
Job Description for Housing Specialist
Housing specialists work to match clients' profiles with available housing units in a defined market to assist them in securing appropriate, permanent housing. They are often employed by government agencies to find affordable subsidized housing for candidates who have limited income or are in assistance programs, and they may also find appropriate housing for those with special needs, such as the elderly or handicapped, or work for a property/facility that offers such residences. They must be familiar with the FHA (Fair Housing Act), which prohibits discrimination in housing based on nationality, race, and other factors.Read More...
Locating and inspecting potential sites in target communities is a critical aspect of the housing specialist's role, so they must also be knowledgeable of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act, as both outline requirements for disabled accessibility in public facilities. They also review and inspect premises to ensure that they meet the necessary criteria.
Housing specialists often assist applicants in completing paperwork to be considered for housing, as well as help to prepare them for interviews or questions associated with the housing placement process. They may help applicants tour potential residences, help them through the selection process, and even assist with moving in, and as part of the support services offered to clients, they may also conduct workshops or training sessions or prepare educational materials to help people understand available services and options for their circumstances.
Ideally, housing specialists work to build groups of landlords and communities which are willing to accommodate the clients with which they work, and they must always maintain a list of available premises for clients. (Copyright 2017 PayScale.com)
Housing Specialist Tasks
- Interview and investigate applicants to determine eligibility and status according to policies.
- Write periodic reports and analyses.
- Communicate with a range of agencies, landlords, businesses and individuals.
- Deliver instructional materials around topics like budgets, credit score, mortgages and foreclosure.
- Conduct one-on-one and group sessions to advise and educate about housing.
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Pay by Experience Level for Housing Specialist
Pay by Experience for a Housing Specialist has a positive trend. An entry-level Housing Specialist with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $33,000 based on 174 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Housing Specialist with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $39,000 based on 93 salaries. An experienced Housing Specialist which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 71 salaries. A Housing Specialist with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 14 salaries.
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