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Rental Assistance Specialist: 

Founded in 2008, ProsperityME is a growing 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Portland, Maine.

ProsperityME empowers, through education and counseling, members of refugee and immigrant communities to invest in themselves to build financial stability, careers, businesses and wealth.

ProsperityME offers financial education services including financial literacy courses, one-on-one financial counseling and coaching. We also provide support for higher education, security deposit assistance for housing, small business counseling, and workforce development through partnerships with local businesses. ProsperityME’s services are open to all refugees, immigrants, asylees, and other individuals with low-income in Greater Portland, Lewiston/Auburn, and York County in Maine.

Duties & Responsibilities:

The Rental Assistance Specialist (RAS) is a professional position which contributes to the immigrant community by supporting the administration of Emergency Rental Assistance (ERA) funding.

The RAS will qualify tenants and/or landlords for ERA in adherence to State and Federal guidelines by importing and reviewing applications submitted electronically. This role is responsible for communication with the Housing Case Managers in determining eligibility, requesting documents, data entry, and requesting payment to appropriate company or landlord.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Reporting Skills

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality

  • High Attention to Detail

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Managing Processes

  • Organization

  • Analyzing Information

  • Professionalism

  • Problem Solving

  • Verbal Communication


Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent education required.

  • Experience working with minorities, immigrant and refugee communities preferred.


Salary & Benefits: 


We offer a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package including medical/dental, 401(k), short, long-term disability and life insurance and generous PTO.


  • 401(k)

  • 401(k) matching

  • Dental insurance

  • Health insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off



  • 8 hour shift

  • Monday to Friday



  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

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