Housing officers work with other welfare support workers to ensure those in need have a roof overhead when they lay down to sleep at night. Housing officer jobs consist of a mix of more traditional housing officer duties and social worker obligations. That includes, but is not limited to, allocating units to tenants, assisting with application and rental paperwork and facilitating viewings while also aiding tenants through participation in various programs and community support services.
Housing officers are familiar with local and national support programs that can help those having trouble paying rent or otherwise adhering to leasing agreements. Social housing can be a fantastic resource for a range of people, including aged persons, those of lower socioeconomic background with financial difficulty, the homeless or recently homeless and those who have or continue to struggle with alcohol and drug addiction.
There are 5 courses available for people who want to become a Housing Officer.