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Real Estate Specialist
Hamilton Families

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Real Estate Specialist

Hamilton Families

Job Summary

Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 13 days ago
Job Role
Housing Resources Specialist, Transitional Housing Specialist
Employer's Industry

Job Description

COMPENSATION $25.00/hr + Full Benefits
PROGRAM Real Estate | 1000 Broadway, Oakland CA, 94607
REPORTS TO Real Estate Coordinator
WORK SCHEDULE Monday-Friday, 9:00am – 5:30pm
STATUS Full-Time
UNION REPRESENTATION YES – OPEIU, Local 29; initial fee + monthly dues

Hamilton Families

Our core purpose is to empower families experiencing homelessness to stabilize and thrive. We provide emergency, transition and supportive services and connect families to permanent housing. Established in 1985, Hamilton Families currently operates these programs across four sites in San Francisco and Oakland. For more information, visit

Department and Position Overview

Hamilton Families’ Real Estate Department serves as the primary housing locator for Hamilton Families internal programs and external contracts. The department fosters relationships with landlords and property managers to ensure families secure housing, and remain stably housed. This includes market analysis to accommodate the needs of families, outreach to owners and property management companies, maintaining a database of housing units, vetting families during the application process, and providing support on repairs and mediation after families are housed. The Real Estate Department works closely with Hamilton Families’ Rapid Rehousing programs from start to finish of the Rapid Rehousing process. Each Real Estate Specialist is cross trained to perform all areas of work for the department, yet focuses primarily in one of the following areas:

• Unit acquisition – Marketing, landlord engagement

• Matching - Ensuring families are successfully paired with housing opportunities that meet their needs

• Inspection (HQS) – Ensuring all units are compliant with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development

• Transaction - Letter of intent, unit viewings, application review, vetting, and finalization of move-in

• Unit management - Repairs and mediation, facilitating a healthy landlord tenant relationship

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

• Market to and network with Bay Area owners, landlord groups and/or housing associations, present information about the program, build landlord partnerships.

• Collaborate with Hamilton Families case managers to support client housing placement and retention, including assisting participants and landlords with mediating and resolving conflicts in coordination with Case Managers.

• Record, track and disseminate information on identified available housing units.

• Make regular data entries and maintain housing resources database.

• Serve as an information resource by conducting research, assembling data, and performing special projects.

• Create and maintain resource guides on Bay Area housing market, local landlords, tenant rights, eviction prevention, financial advice and other topics to assist families in securing and maintaining housing.

• Prepare and deliver presentations about local housing markets to Hamilton Families staff, current and potential program participants and other service providers.

• Prepare and deliver orientations and tenant education workshops (i.e. how to do a housing search, how to be a good tenant, etc.) to participants as well as internal and external partners.

• Complete and maintain required electronic files, correspondence, and statistics in a timely, clear and thorough, and accurate manner. Prepare reports and presentations as required.

• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications, Skills and Abilities

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and/or a minimum of three years professional experience in a relevant position preferred.

• Real Estate experience/license preferred.

• Minimum of three years of experience working with homeless, diverse or other vulnerable populations preferred.

• Demonstrated ability to exercise appropriate authority when needed, sound judgment; ability to uphold program and personnel policies and procedures and to support staff in doing so.

• Ability to coordinate, implement, assist, supervise and evaluate program activities and diverse staff.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals and groups.

• Knowledge of rental housing market and housing industry in the Bay Area and surrounding counties.

• Highly organized; ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills; proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, etc.). Able to make regular entries and maintain a CRM client database.

• Strong interpersonal skills and oral presentation skills.

• Bilingual candidates preferred.

• Valid CADL, satisfactory driving record, and proof of insurance.

• Able and willing to travel locally as needed.

• Criminal background check, fingerprint imaging, and tuberculosis (TB) clearance required post-offer.

• Essential job functions include using a telephone, working at a standard computer terminal, ability to follow reasonable ergonomic accommodations, sit and stand for long intervals, reach, bend, lift and carry up to 40 pounds. 

Compensation and Benefits

Great benefits: Hamilton Families (HF) offers excellent medical, dental, and vision coverage, plus tax-advantaged Flexible Spending Arrangements for Health Care and Dependent Care. Employees also have the chance to earn up to $180 per calendar year for participating in various wellness activities and can participate in partnership discounts with various YMCA and 24-Hour Fitness locations. Additionally, HF offers tax-deductible commuter benefits that can be applied to public transit, parking, and ride sharing services like Lyft Line and Uber pool.

Growth and leadership opportunities: The work at HF is designed for individuals to follow their passions and commitment to community. HF takes professional development seriously and offers coaching and training opportunities at every level. A role with the Stability team is great for an individual who is interested in exploring community based nonprofit work, social work, or mental health disciplines. We also offer a $1,000 tuition reimbursement to employees each year (after 12 months of employment) and offer dozens of internal and external trainings for staff at every level annually.

Time off: HF employees enjoy generous benefits including 11 paid holidays, 3 weeks of vacation and 2 weeks of sick time per year.

Long-term Benefits: HF offers an employer-matched 403(b) retirement plan, tuition reimbursement, and other great long-term benefits! 

Application Procedure

• Apply via Hamilton Families’ ADP Applicant Portal (please attach your résumé and a letter of interest)

• No faxes or phone calls.

• Hamilton Families is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Business Overview

Our Story

Founded in 1985, Hamilton Families established San Francisco’s first shelter for families experiencing homelessness. Today we are San Francisco’s leading service provider to homeless families, with an array of highly effective programs at sites in San Francisco and Oakland.

Hamilton Shelter Program in the Tenderloin provides safe shelter, three meals a day and critical social services to 50 families a night for up to six months.

Hamilton Transitional Housing houses and supports up to 25 families at high risk for chronic homelessness for 6 to 18 months. Families receive intensive social services to identify and address factors contributing to their homelessness.

Hamilton Housing Solutions prevents homelessness whenever possible and assists families who have become homeless with housing search assistance, temporary rent assistance, case management, job search and other services for up to 18 months to help them find and retain a permanent home.

Children’s Services are integrated throughout all our programs, providing therapeutic support and enrichment activities to strengthen children’s resiliency, promote academic success and enhance the parent-child bond.


Culture & Perks

Community Oriented
Work-life Balance
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