Housing Locator - East Bay

Oakland, California, United States | Case Management | Full-time


The Housing Locator provides housing locator services for unhoused or unstably housed partners based on a Housing First model. The Housing Locator is externally focused, marketing to landlords in the community to increase the housing options for the Housing Platform.

Locations available: 

  • Contra Costa County 
  • Alameda County
  • Oakland Location


  • Locates housing units for partners utilizing an organized marketing strategy.
  • Develops relationships with landlords and property managers; advocates and negotiates with landlords on behalf of clients.
  • Provides tenant education and housing counseling.
  • Tracks and reports on client progress and provides housing retention support through the landlord-BACS relationship.
  • Transitions partners from BACS financial supports to public support (if applicable); manages disputes and conflict resolution; and providing rehabilitative support to partners.
  • Matches partners’ potential barriers and strengths to housing options that are organized in the Housing Platform.
  • Provides indirect support services for the purposes of maintaining and supporting housing retention.
  • Creates presence for BACS internally and in the community as an expert in housing provision and management services. Integrates current best practices of housing models.
  • Creates current resource portfolio of housing options for partners. Responsible for oversight and procurement of appropriate permanent housing resources for partners based on choice and need.
  • Supports property management/landlord and partner/tenant to include negotiating of rental agreements; conducts housing inspection of units/properties inhabited by partners and works with property managers to resolve inspection and lease adherence issues.
  • Maintains all administrative procedures, tracking, and documentation for the housing function.


  • 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 experience placing people in market housing preferred.
  • Two years of housing/real estate/property management experience preferred and may be substituted for one year of direct service experience.
  • Demonstrated intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Word/Excel.
  • Healthcare/vulnerable client employer, verified COVID vaccination required.


  • Highly competitive compensation - Starting at $27 hour with opportunity to increase to $30 per hour at successful completion of 90-day Introductory Period.
  • Fully paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage for employees – nothing comes out of your check.
  • 33 days off (PTO/Holiday), increasing with tenure. PTO given on your birthday.
  • One month PAID sabbatical after 4 Years – not charging PTO
  • 403b with BACS matching contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement for student loans & tuition, CEUs, etc.
  • Annual holiday and Summer party, and staff appreciation events
  • Significant internal growth opportunities

        * Most direct service positions

How to Apply

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