Housing Locator - Sacramento

Sacramento, California, United States | Sacramento | Full-time


Bay Area Community Services is a non-profit, community-based agency serving Alameda, Contra Costa, Sacramento, Monterey and Solano Counties by providing a comprehensive array of mental health and housing services. 

Are you an advocate for social service, like solving problems, and removing barriers? The Housing Locator, in Sacramento, is responsible for locating housing, providing support, and developing relationships with landlords and property managers in order to provide housing to clients. This position will provide direct services to participants including assessment, planning, intervention, and transition planning. BACS’ staff prides itself on doing whatever it takes to find permanent housing for homeless people and the work happens both in the office, or out in the community. This role requires someone who values accountability, trust and innovation. BACS prides itself as non-hierarchical agency with all hands on deck.


  • Establish a harmonious and collaborative working relationship with landlords and property managers, locate housing, and advocate and negotiate with landlords on behalf of participants.
  • Provide tenant education and housing counseling.
  • Track and report on participant’s progress, provide housing retention support.
  • Transition participants from BACS financial supports to public support (if applicable); manage disputes, provide rehabilitative support, and resolve conflict.
  • Implement consumer-centered services that are needs-driven, 24/7 model and strength-based, including: assessment, planning, intervention, support, and transition planning.
  • Assess participant’s potential barriers and strengths in maintaining housing stability and self-sufficiency; work with participants and their families to obtain housing.
  • Create and maintain presence as an expert in housing provision and management services for BACS internally and in the community.
  • Maintain current portfolio of housing options for participants; responsible for oversight and procurement of permanent housing resources.
  • Support landlord/property management and participant/tenant relationship, aid in rental agreements negotiations and lease adherence issues, conduct housing inspections, and work with property management to resolve inspection issues.

CORE COMPETENCIES                                                                                                         

  • Assess strengths and needs in planning, provision, and documentation of individualized housing services. Links individuals to resources and advocates.
  • Possesses influencing/negotiating skills and excellent oral and written communication.
  • Possesses problem solving skills and conflict resolution skills.
  • Is resilient and demonstrates ability to embrace adversity. Has the ability and eagerness to promote continual learning.
  • Nimble and flexible with the ability to adjust rapidly to new situations warranting attention and resolution.
  • Partnering attitude; high integrity/honesty. Promotes accountability for self and others.


  • High School Diploma required and must have 4 years of paid work experience in mental health/social services (1 year of customer services may be substituted). Degree is preferred.
  • One year of housing/real estate/property management experience preferred and may be substituted for one year of direct service experience.
  • Position requires a valid California driver’s license, personal vehicle, and proof of personal vehicle insurance coverage. DMV printout required.
  • Travel throughout Sacramento County is required.


  • Highly competitive compensation: Starting at of $25.00 per hour with eligibility to receive an increase to $26.00 per hour after successfully completing BACS’ 90 day introductory period with satisfactory performance and achievement of all job related goals and requirements

  • Fully paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage for employees and children.

  • 32 days off (PTO/Holiday), increasing with tenure, includes your birthday off. 

  • 403b with BACS matching contribution.

  • Clinical supervision hours towards licensure*

  • One month PAID sabbatical after 4 Years – not charging PTO.

  • Significant internal growth opportunities.

* Most direct service positions

BACS Overview

Bay Area Community Services is a CARF accredited non-profit, community-based agency celebrating 65 years of serving Alameda, Contra Costa, Monterey, Sacramento and Solano Counties by providing mental health and social services. BACS’ mission is to uplift under-served individuals and their families by doing whatever it takes. We are proud to be one of the leading agencies producing real outcomes to tough social problems. BACS owes its reputation as an innovator to our innovative and entrepreneurial staff.  We are seeking individuals who want to transform clinical practice to be client-centered and effective in the field and who want to lead empowered teams to meet goals.   

How to apply:

Submit a resume with a cover letter highlighting your relevant experience.