Housing Outreach Intern

Erie Neighborhood House, a progressive social service agency serving the Chicago metropolitan area and dedicated to promoting a just and inclusive society, is seeking a full-time Housing Outreach Intern to provide direct support and assistance to Buen HOGAR: Housing Outreach and Education Program in Erie’s Little Village location. The basic functions of this position are to provide support with outreach in targeted community areas and promote CHA affordable housing options and housing resources and services in the Latino community.

Position Responsibilities

  • Assist in developing strategies to spread awareness of CHA programs and services.
  • Assist in the coordination of workshops that educate the community about CHA programs and services.
  • Assist in distribution of flyers, posters, brochures, etc. to promote awareness about CHA programs and housing resources.
  • Identify, assist, and/or participate in community events to link community members to CHA resources.
  • Make copies, scan documents, and ensure that office needs are being met.
  • Offer assistance with the translation of flyers, pamphlets, brochures, etc. and other documents to Spanish or Cantonese.
  • Gather basic information from walk-in and telephone participant inquiries; book appointments for Bilingual Program Assistant and Outreach Coordinator.
  • Enter and maintain outreach information in database systems.
  • Assist community residents with obtaining necessary information and documents to qualify for CHA housing programs.
  • Assist all Erie House staff during trainings and meetings.
  • Lead and/or support with the facilitation of workshops in target community area(s).
  • Cover the Reception desk on an alternating schedule Fridays 12:30 pm-5:00 pm.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • High school diploma required; some college preferred.
  • Computer skills a plus (Windows, MS Office, etc.) but some training available.
  • Bilingual proficiency in English and Spanish language required.
  • Effective communications skills.
  • Vehicle preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and sensitivity to challenges of immigrant communities and CHA residents
  • Ability to work Saturdays and evening hours and travel to off-site locations.
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to detail
  • High degree of professionalism 

* The purpose of Section 3 is to make HUD-financed employment and economic opportunities available to low-income residents, particularly those who live in public housing or participate in a voucher program. CHA’s Section 3 policy also lends support to businesses that provide economic opportunities to low-income residents.

Erie Neighborhood House is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Accredited by NAEYC & National Afterschool Association
Recognized by the Department of Justice (DOJ)
United Way Member
UnidosUS Affiliate


The Basics


Community Resources and Education

Reports to:

Outreach Coordinator


$13/hour, 40 hours/week plus excellent benefits package

Open Date:

Candidates for this position must meet CHA eligibility criteria per Section 3 Job Opportunities.*

To Apply

Please forward cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references by Monday, July 29, 2019, to:

Yaraslie Lechuga
Erie Neighborhood House
1347 W Erie St, Chicago, IL 60642

Email: Ylechuga@eriehouse.org


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