Brendan_Howe_2015_Assign7
Position
Housing & Navigation Program Manager
Company
Congregations for the Homeless
Location
Bellevue WA UNITED STATES
Bio
Over the past 10 years working in the social services field, he has worked exclusively with the homeless population of King County. Over these years he has gained a profound respect and admiration for the resourcefulness and resilience exhibited by this group; during their most difficult and trying times. While working at the Downtown Emergency Services Center (DESC), he was responsible for mental health and chemical dependency counseling for residence. As a case manager he assisted clients in connecting them to community resources. While working at Catholic Community Services, as a Mobile Assessor for East King County, he conducted housing inspections, negotiated move-in cost and debt reduction. In his current position, as a Housing Navigation Program Manager for Congregations for the Homeless, he conducts VI SPDAT assessments for primarily single homeless men. He has been very successful in helping clients in their search for housing, while teaching them how to fill out housing applications, negotiation of debt, employment navigation and establishing a budget. His main goal is to assist clients with anything that may create a barrier to housing. Keith is currently a King County Coordinated Entry for All Assessor. He is also a King County Diversion Coach tasked with training assessor on the front line.