Eric Fleischman

Eric Fleischman

Work History

Work History
Jul 2007 - Aug 2008

Community Assistance Specialist

Brooklyn Borough President's Office
●   Responded to a high volume of complaints such as inoperative street lights, parking violations, and

     housing discrimination.

●   Provided advocacy through calls, correspondence and meetings with community organizations and

     government agencies.

Jul 2005 - Jul 2007

Community Assistance and Housing Specialist

Brooklyn Borough President's Office

● Monitored housing issues and reviewed City, State and Federal legislation and regulations for developing

     policy positions.

● Advised the Borough President of important constituent matters and recommended policy positions and

     actions.

Jul 2002 - Jul 2005

Housing Specialist/Community Liaison

Brooklyn Borough President's Office
  • Supervised and trained several volunteers on projects such as creating databases of cooperative developments.
  • Researched, drafted and presented briefings, speeches, testimony and reports on housing policy issues.
  • Proposed idea for formation of borough-wide Mitchell-Lama Task Force to address crisis of buyouts of Mitchell-Lama buildings in Brooklyn. As Project Coordinator, served as Vice Chairperson of 30 -50 member Mitchell-Lama Task Force.
  • Provided workshops and meetings for tenants and cooperative shareholders to address housing and quality-of-life issues.
  • Drafted support letters to community organizations seeking funding and resources for housing development and operations.
Jul 1999 - Jul 2002

Community Board Coordinator

Brooklyn Borough President's Office

●   Coordinated the Census 2000 Task Force and submitted recommendation reports to obtain an

     accurate census count.

●   Represented the Borough President at community board and district service cabinet meetings,

     public hearings and events.

●   Acted as Southern Brooklyn Transportation Liaison for Community District 18 Kings Plaza

     pedestrian traffic safety study.  

●   Collaborated with community organizations, government agencies and elected officials to address

     community concerns.

Jan 1998 - Jul 1999

Housing Director

Midwood Development Corporation
  • Supervised and trained bi-lingual housing staff, office aides and Work Employment Program workers.
  • Expanded program development and funding for financial support through research and drafting of proposals.
  • Managed State-funded housing program contracts and ensured quality assurance and program compliance.
  • Provided counseling, mediation and advocacy services on housing issues and disputes between landlords and tenants.
  • Coordinated special events, projects, presentations and workshops and represented the agency at meetings.
  • Drafted press releases to local newspapers and submitted articles for publication in the corporation’s quarterly newsletter.

Education

Education
Sep 1985 - Feb 1990

BA

Saint Francis College

Skills

Skills

Typing

52 wpm

Motor Vehicle License

NYS Motor Vehicle License

Special Events and Projects

  Coordinated informational housing projects and events to educate the public:       "Brooklyn Mitchell-Lama Day," Brooklyn Borough Hall, April 2005     "Department of Finance Tax Lien Outreach Session," Brooklyn Borough Hall, June 2003     "Brooklyn Law Day," Brooklyn Borough Hall, April 2003     "Boro-wide Tenant Association Kick-off Meeting," Brooklyn Borough Hall, March 2003     "AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust Home Program," Brooklyn Borough Hall, February 2003     Coordinated community events to educate the public:       "Brooklyn Chess Day," Brooklyn Borough Hall, June 2002 (See Photo and Description)     "Borough President's Chess Cup," Coney Island, Brooklyn, June 2002     "Brooklyn Chess Day," Brooklyn Borough Hall, May 2001     "First Annual All-Brooklyn Scholastic Chess Championship," NYC Technical College, May 2001     "Borough President's Chess Awards and Demonstration Ceremony," Brooklyn Borough Hall, May 2000     "MetroTech Garden & Chess Festival," MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, May 2000 (See Photo and Description)

Research

  Researched proposals for housing program development and government funding. Coordinated and performed research for creation of Mid-Brooklyn Directory of Community Services for a commmunity-based local development corporation. Researched issues for responding to constituent and client correspondence on a wide range of concerns. Researched current and pending Federal, State and City legislation for developing and recommending policy positions and legislation on housing issues.  Coordinated and performed research on census and demographic issues.   

Counseling, Case Management, Outreach, Crisis Intervention

  Provided advocacy and case managment to constituents in the Brooklyn Borough President's Community Service Center. Provided counseling, case management, mediation and advocacy services on housing issues and disputes between landlords and tenants. Provided case management to HIV/AIDS diagnosed clients residing in a scatter-site apartment program.  Provided counseling and crisis intervention for developmentally disabled adults attending day treatment programs and residing in supervised group homes. Provided counseling, case management, group and recreational activities, and medication dispensing to mentally ill adults attending day treatment programs and residing in 24-hour supervised residences and adult homes. Provided outreach and case management services to mentally ill and chemically addicted homeless adults. Provided outreach, referrals and advocacy to constituents of the Brooklyn Borough President on housing matters.            

Public Speaking

  Presented workshops and chaired meetings for tenants and cooperative shareholders to address housing and quality-of-life issues. Chaired meetings of the Brooklyn Borough President's Census 2000 Task Force. Served as Vice Chairperson of the Brooklyn Borough President's Mitchell-Lama Task Force and chaired committees of the task force. Spoke on behalf of the Brooklyn Borough President at community board and district service cabinet meetings, and special events. Delivered testimony on behalf of the Brooklyn Borough President at New York City Council, New York City agency and New York State Assembly public hearings. On behalf of the Brooklyn Borough President served as master of ceremonies at a large chess event open to the public.          

Writing (Miscellaneous)

  Drafted correspondence in response to constituent complaints and requests for assistance on issues such as inoperative street lights, parking violations, and housing discrimination. Provided advocacy to constituents through through correspondence with community organizations and government agencies. Drafted briefings, speeches, testimony and reports on housing policy issues for the Brooklyn Borough President (See Writing Samples Section). Drafted support letters to community organizations seeking funding and resources for housing development and operations. Submitted recommendation reports on the activities and findings of the Brooklyn Borough President's Census 2000 Task Force in order to obtain an accurate census count (See "Brooklyn Counts in 2000"--- Excerpts [DRAFT]). Drafted press releases to local newspapers and submitted articles for publication in the Midwood Development Corporation’s quarterly newsletter. Submitted drafts for press releases on various housing policy positions for the Brooklyn Borough President's Office. Revised and monitored quality assurance procedures for HIV/AIDS population residing in a Scatter-Site Apartment Program. Wrote treatment plans and presented psychosocial histories for HIV/AIDS, mentally-ill, dually diagnosed (Mentally ill/chemically addicted), and developmentally disabled adult populations.        

Housing Policy and Advocacy

  Monitored housing issues and reviewed and proposed Federal, State and City legislation and regulations for developing policy positions and actions (Brooklyn Borough President's Office). Researched, wrote and presented speeches, briefings, reports and public testimony on various Federal, State and City housing policy issues (Brooklyn Borough President's Office).  Proposed idea for formation of borough-wide Mitchell-Lama Task Force to address crisis of buyouts of Mitchell-Lama buildings in Brooklyn, New York (Brooklyn Borough President's Office).  Served as Vice Chairperson and Project Coordinator of the Brooklyn Borough President's Mitchell-Lama Task Force. Provided workshops and meetings for tenants and cooperative shareholders to address housing and quality-of-life issues. Drafted support letters to community organizations seeking funding and resources for housing development and operations. Managed State-funded housing program contracts and ensured quality assurance and program compliance. Organized tenants for the Brooklyn Borough President's campaign to renew and strengthen rent regulations. Developed housing policies, guidelines and procedures for community-based local development corporation. Coordinated administration of Fuel Buyers' Assocation for Midwood Development Corporation.                  

Proposal and Grant Writing

  Wrote proposals for program operations and staff work flow procedures.  Submitted program operations proposals and deployment plans to city agencies.  Expanded program development and sought funding through research and drafting of proposals.    

Supervision and Training

  Supervised case managers during monitoring visits and supervised administrative aides during the documenting and filing of client records and reports in a substance abuse case control monitoring program’s homeless outreach unit.  Resolved ongoing client issues with shelters and substance abuse treatment providers.  Developed a case control filing and charting system for identifying and documenting client information.  Provided program overview presentations to shelters and substance abuse treatment providers.   Supervised a homeless outreach team which provided outreach and case management to homeless adults. Hired, supervised and trained employees and volunteers in a recreational chess program at a community center. Supervised and trained bi-lingual housing staff, office aides, volunteers, and Work Employment Program workers. Supervised and trained several volunteers on projects such as creating databases of cooperative developments.        

Computer

MS Office applications: Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, and PowerPoint. WordPerfect, Outlook Express, Adobe PageMaker, Lotus dBase, SPSS Data Entry, Client Tracking Database Management System Software, Palm O/S and Windows Mobile. Acted as computer network liaison for trouble-shooting maintenance of a computer network system in a community-based local development corporation.  

Summary

Government relations professional with exemplary career, including 5 years supervisory experience. Organized and efficient with exceptional writing, research, public speaking and analytical skills. Demonstrated knowledge of Federal, State and City political, regulatory and legislative processes. Effective liaison and policy advisor for New York City elected officials.

Objective

To secure a position as a goverment or community relations manager with an established organization or agency utilizing my housing policy, case management, supervisory skills and experience.

Interest

United State Chess Federation Master

Custom

PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Chaired meetings and coordinated activities and reports for the Brooklyn Borough President's Census 2000 Task Force.
  • Drafted and delivered numerous housing policy reports and testimonies on behalf of the Brooklyn Borough President.
  • Served as Vice Chairperson and Project Coordinator of the Brooklyn Borough President's Mitchell-Lama Task Force (See "Housing Policy and Advocacy" and "Public Speaking").
  • Organized and supervised several informational housing and community events for the Brooklyn Borough President (See "Special Events and Projects").

Custom

CERTIFICATES

 Selected certificates on relevant topics (comprehensive list available on request):

v  Equal Employment Opportunity Training

v  Delivering Quality In-Person Customer Services

v  Telephone Techniques

v  Census 2000 Certificate of Recognition

v  Housing Options, Assessment for Housing, and the Referral Process

TRAINING

Selected training on relevant topics (comprehensive list available on request):

¨  Enhanced Vouchers for Opt-Out Buildings and the Section 8 Process

¨  Getting Organized and Getting Repairs: Group HP Actions

¨  Fair Housing Training

¨  Obtaining Repairs in Housing Court through HP Actions

¨  Fair Housing Training

¨  Law Help.org Seminar

¨  Succession Rights Workshop

¨  Housing for the Age Boom

¨  Home Buyers Workshop

¨  Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP Training)

¨  Reverse Mortgage Workshop

¨  First Time Home Buyers’ Seminar

¨  Coop Lending/Tenants Rights Workshop

¨  Obtaining Enforcement of Tenants Rights

¨  Housing an Aging Society

¨  Rent Stabilization and Rent Control-Rent Regulation and the Rent Reform Act of 1997

¨  Home Heating: Choices and Changes in the Natural Gas Industry