Brilliant Corners

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Housing Resource Specialist-MOI Adult Program

Housing for Health | San Francisco, CA | Full Time

Job Description

Founded in 2004, Brilliant Corners provides innovative housing and housing-related services to California’s most vulnerable individuals, with an emphasis on those transitioning from, or at risk of, homelessness or institutionalization. We develop, own and manage multi-family supportive housing and licensed residential care homes, and implement a broad array of scattered-site, one-on-one supportive housing, and clinical case management programs through partnerships with developmental services, homeless services, veterans’ services and health care sectors.

In short, we do good work.

We have offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles, currently have 130 staff and are growing daily. We’re looking for inspired, talented people who want to be part of a team that’s affecting profound change and is having fun doing it.

rogram Summary

 This is an opportunity to be part of an exciting new venture to help create new opportunities for single adults to move to a more independent living situation from supportive housing.  This is part of the SF Moving On Initiative which will help individuals move into more appropriate housing settings with Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers and thus creating vacancies in existing supported housing units.  The project will initially be funded by Tipping Point Community and transitioned to the SF Department of Homelessness and Supported Housing in July, 2017. Brilliant Corners will have responsibility for locating housing for adults who will be moving into independent living.  Brilliant Corners will be responsible for developing relationships with landlords as well as individual support to those moving through moving assistance and ongoing support to ensure stability. 


Position Summary

The Housing Resource Specialist will coordinate the housing locator services associated with the Single Adult Program of the SF Moving On Initiative.   The Housing Resource Specialist will collaborate with other Brilliant Corners staff working on this project along with Tipping Point Community, the SF Department of Homelessness and Supportive Housing (HSH) and the SF Housing Authority.  The Housing Resource Specialist will provide and coordinate the housing search efforts to help meet the overall goals of the program.  The Housing Resource Specialist will work under the direction of the Program Manager.  Responsibilities will include the development of relationships with landlords and property managers who will become partners with the project to secure ongoing resources for housing.  



  • Identify and secure rental housing units that meet the specifications of the Moving On Initiative
  • Develop and revise as needed an array of leasing instruments, negotiating with landlords and property managers and working with program staff and legal counsel to ensure program and landlord-tenant law compliance.
  • Recommend solutions and provide hands-on support to help ensure that all program participants are successfully housed, that Housing Services programs meet funder-required housing retention goals, and to manage landlord / property manager relationship s and minimize unit turnover in a scattered-site portfolio.
  • Provide ongoing lease management
  • Support program staff with eviction prevention interventions as well as notices of non-renewal, lease terminations, or any 3-day notice.
  • Track lease-up progress and program-based housing requirements.
  • Market Housing Services programs to prospective landlords, property managers, and associations.
  • Work with staff and partner agencies to negotiate set-asides (blocks of units) for vulnerable populations in affordable housing developments
  • Recommend solutions and provide hands-on support to help ensure that all program participants are successfully housed, that Housing Services programs meet funder-required housing retention goals, and to manage landlord / property manager relationships and minimize unit turnover.


  • You’re an emerging leader. You act with confidence and integrity with an eye towards solutions. Your peers and team naturally look to you for guidance. Your supervisor knows that you can be counted on to be strategic and follow-through to get results. You are energized as much by the success of your team as your own personal success. In this capacity, you will have a strong desire to be curious, learn and share information and have a prideful sense of accountability. 
  • You bring your “A” game to work. You inspire a culture of excellence and take pride in doing “whatever it takes” for our clients and partners. You believe that it’s a reflection on you, your work, and the organization you represent.
  • You put people at the center. You see opportunities for improvement wherever you look and know how to get buy-in from others to make it real. You’re all about the end-user experience being awesome.
  • You thrive in an entrepreneurial environment. You’re resourceful and at ease with ambiguity and rapid change. You possess a positive, can-do attitude, and are adept at identifying creative solutions that turn challenges into opportunities. You can handle many important responsibilities at once, and you’re rigorous about prioritization.
  • You embody a collaborative spirit. You’re able to work collaboratively with our partner case management agencies, funders, housing partners, and tenants to develop an appropriate resolution that maintains the spirit of the program. Partners know that you are empathetic and fair in your decisions.


Professional Experience

  • BA/BS degree in real estate, finance, business or another related field required
  • Real Estate, Property Management, and/or commercial residential leasing experience preferred.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of supportive affordable housing in San Francisco
  • Education and/or training in property management functions, and experience working with people with disabilities, institutionalized, and homeless individuals
  • Experience working in a crisis setting and ability to respond appropriately in an emergency
  • Knowledge of Fair Housing Laws and reasonable accommodations
  • Access to adequate transportation
  • Basic computer knowledge, MS Word and Excel required
  • Flexibility required regarding scheduling and prioritizing of tasks
  • Ability to utilize critical thinking skills in decision-making situations, good organizational and record­ keeping skills, and good independent judgment
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to work independently


Reports to: Program Director

Employer: Brilliant Corners

Location: 1390 Market Street, Suite 405, San Francisco, CA 94102

Status: Exempt, Full -time

Compensation: $55,000-57,000

Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Retirement Plan 4038, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance,

Flex Spending- Health and Commuter Plans, Sick Leave and Vacation pay

Travel:  This position requires approximately 50% of the work in the field throughout San Francisco

Brilliant Corners does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.