HOME Line is seeking a full time Spanish-speaking Tenant Advocate and Outreach Coordinator

Primary Duties

  • Provide legal advocacy to renters through HOME Line’s Tenant Hotline.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationship with community agencies throughout Minnesota that work with Spanish speaking renters.
  • Recruit volunteers who can speak Spanish and are culturally proficient to provide tenant advocacy through the tenant hotline services.
  • Provide outreach to the Spanish-speaking community in order to identify tenant Issues affecting the community and to connect Spanish-speaking renters to the tenant hotline for services and support.
  • Provide trainings and education about Minnesota tenant/ landlord law.
  • Translate HOME Line materials into Spanish, and provide interpreting for HOME Line community organizing and advocacy meetings when needed.
  • Assist HOME Line in adapting our rental advocacy programs to the specific needs of Spanish-speaking renters.

Experience

  • Fluent verbal and written communication skills in English and Spanish required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or four years of relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and work experience. J. D. preferred.
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours as needed.
  • Effective public speaking skills and excellent phone skills.
  • Those with a legal or housing background are encouraged to apply.
  • Experience working with and understanding of the issues important to urban, rural, low-income communities, communities of color, and other oppressed and/or vulnerable populations.

About HOME Line

Since 1992, HOME Line has provided Tenant Advocacy services throughout Minnesota, giving Minnesota renters the tools they need to solve their own rental problems. Through our Tenant Hotline, callers are able to find information about their rental rights and learn how best to solve rental problems they are facing.

How to Apply

Please send your cover letter of interest, salary expectations and resume to: debr@homelinemn.org.

Closing date for applying is May 9, 2014. This is a full time position with eligibility for employee benefits.

Do you want to learn about how Minnesota laws affect renters?  Would you like to volunteer at HOME Line and assist tenants with their rental problems?

Our free tenant/landlord law training for volunteers is coming up soon. We also offer paid registration for attorneys (we have applied for 4 CLE credits for this course).

Landlord/Tenant Law Training
Saturday, May 31, 2014
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

William Mitchell College of Law, Room 123
875 Summit Ave. St. Paul MN 55105 

HOME Line conducts several trainings throughout the year to prepare volunteers to work on our tenant hotline. This training has been attended by over 160 different social service agency workers, landlords, and police officers in the last five years in addition to scores of law student volunteers. In our training seminar, HOME Line attorneys teach basic Minnesota landlord-tenant law. Specific topics include applications, leases, repairs, evictions, lock-outs, and security deposits.

Those who plan to volunteer for HOME Line must attend the seminar, free of charge of course. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Free registration for volunteers
To register for the training as a volunteer, please go through our hotline application process. Choose the selection below that best fits with your plans, and then fill out the online application form on the next page you visit.

Registration for attorneys (for CLE credit)
Attorneys interested in receiving CLE credit, please register using the below link. Once registration is complete it will take you to our option for online payment. The fee to receive CLE credits is $50 for public interest attorneys; $60 for all other attorneys. We have applied for 4 CLE credits and will update this page when the course is approved.

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