Job Details

Housing Navigator

El Programa Hispano Católico, Gresham, OR

Job - Law

Close Date: 03/26/2019

El Programa Hispano Catolico (EPHC) is a culturally specific organization providing an interrelated range of services and programs to advance racial equity and social justice through the power of our Latinx culture, community and self-determination. EPHC's vision is a thriving Latinx Community living to our fullest potential.

Housing Navigator

Full-time; Non-Exempt

Reports to: Housing Services Program Manager


Under this position, EPHC will provide legal navigation services to tenants that reside in Multnomah County who have been disproportionately affected by Fair Housing violations. El Programa Hispano Catolico (EPHC) in Partnership with Urban League of Portland (UL), Fair Housing Council of Oregon (FHCO), and Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO) are collaborating to advance Fair Housing enforcement for Black and Latinx tenants in Multnomah County. The Navigator will work collaboratively with staff and partner agencies to provide client intake, referral, guidance, resource information, outreach, education, systems coordination with tenants in Multnomah County, as well as technical guidance to staff working with client populations and others who may benefit from the information.


Identify potential tenants who have experienced housing discrimination both in terms of rental screening criteria and through differential application and enforcement of policies.
Vet potential cases in a trauma-informed way to verify the experiences meet legal standards.
Provide culturally relevant navigation, mediation, and opportunity for recourse to people who are have experienced housing discrimination.
Work to ensure that the client either maintains or obtains housing.
Leverage our existing rental assistance resources, employment services, peer recovery, chronic disease management, and other resources to provide holistic support to those experiencing housing discrimination and instability.
Conduct community outreach, training, and referral efforts for reaching the goals for this position.
Screen approximately 20 clients for eligibility and provide referral and/or resource information.
Engage clients using Assertive Engagement and trauma-informed and strengths-based approaches.
Attend necessary meetings and trainings related to this navigator role as required by the collaborative.
Adherence to EHPC policies and procedures.
Timely and complete data entry in required databases.
Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Must be bilingual (Spanish/English) and bi-culturally competent.
Excellent communication skills, both verbally and in writing in Spanish and English.
Able to establish trust and credibility quickly with community members and organizations.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.
Experience with legal services preferred.
Experience and knowledge working with a broad range of issues affecting Latinos/Communities of Color in the community
Experience with community networking and organizing.
Demonstrated experience in facilitating and delivering trainings and presentations.
Intermediate proficiency in all programs of Microsoft Office; experience with data entry and management.
Demonstrate judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential matters.
Must be able to organize and prioritize work, be proactive, take initiative, follow through, and manage multiple priorities. High attention to detail.
Willingness to learn new skills and take on new responsibilities.
Strong analytical and strategic problem-solving skills.
Ability to work well in team setting, as well as independently; be flexible and adapt well to different dynamics in a fast paced work environment.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, which could include some evenings or weekends.
Ability to support organizational and program specific mission and goals.
Ability to lift 40 pounds.
Must have driver's license, ability to obtain automobile insurance at levels required by agency (100/300/100). Frequent driving in the Tri-County area required.
Satisfactory results from civil, criminal and motor vehicle background check required.

COMPENSATION: Starting pay rate is $18/hr. Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience. Competitive benefits package, including: 100% employer paid health insurance (employee portion), disability, life insurance, paid time off, paid holidays, retirement plan, free parking and more. Funding for this position is confirmed through June 30, 2019.

TO APPLY: Please submit your cover letter and resume at:


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