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Housing Specialist

Company: Maiker Housing Partners
Location: Westminster
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

Description:
Responsible for assisting in the administration and case management of subsidized housing programs. Applies HUD and PHA-established policies and procedures to consistently produce on-time and accurate income, rent and subsidy calculations while ensuring all State and Federal mandated privacy regulations are being met while dealing with clients and their information.Maiker Housing Partners offers competitive compensation and an excellent benefit package, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, short term and long term disability, 401(k) match and participation in Public Employer's Retirement Association (PERA). Compensation: $18.50-$20.80/per hourEssential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Determines initial tenant eligibility within time frames established.Conducts annual and interim re-certifications in accordance with Maiker standards.Conducts one-on-one and group program information sessions.Negotiates leases, including dispensing program information to inquiring owners and managers.Answers and responds to telephone inquiries on behalf of department in a timely fashion.Inspects units for Housing Quality standards as needed.Works closely with owners of private property, management, and leasing agents and tenants to maintain minimum of 98% project lease up.Provides ongoing case management, public assistance counseling, and referral services as needed to applicants and participants.Maintains a comprehensive filing system and computerized data base for all program participants to ensure that all documents, letters, and reports are sent out and updated on a timely basis.Specialized program administration as deemed necessary; Portability, Wait List/Lottery, HCV, FUP, PBV, VASH and other specialized programs. Responsible for all contact and data entry. Works closely with Maiker property staff to ensure compliance with the Project Based Voucher program rules and regulations and to ensure 100% occupancy. Complies with all published policies and procedures established for Maiker.QualificationsTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Education/ ExperienceHigh school diploma or GED required and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.Knowledge of PHA-established policies and procedures.Knowledge of non-program federal requirements that affect income and rent determinations, including fair housing and equal opportunity, fraud and program abuse, personnel, and employment practices.Knowledge of HUD-established performance standards (for HCV, SEMAP indicators) and PHA-established performance standards as they relate to income and rent determinations.Knowledge of program requirements and guidance as reflected in HUD regulations, handbook, notices, forms, and guides.Computer literacy, including personal computing, accuracy in data entry, and knowledge of program-related software..

Requirements:
Qualities and Characteristics Math AbilityAbility to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Strong mathematical skills: concepts include fractions, percentages, and ratiosCommunication Excellent oral and written communication skillsExceptional teamworkListens and involves others in the decision-making process when necessaryExcellent customer service skillsAbility to write reports, business correspondence Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from clients and the public.Ability to facilitate small group meetingsAbility to instruct in a 1:1 settingReasoning AbilityAbility to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals and governmental regulations.The ability to read, comprehend, interpret, and implement rules, regulations, and procedures Recognizes problems and responds, systematically gathers information, sorts through complex issuesResults FocusAttention to detailAlways meets deadlinesExcellent organizing & planning; ability to manage multiple projectsAbility to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusionsAdaptability/Flexibility; open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, adjusts plans to meet changing needsAllocates time and attention based on what is most important to achieve key goals and objectives. Effectively organizes and balances tasks and priorities to keep multiple projects on track.Product/Program KnowledgeProduct knowledge: translates product features to benefits, understands/responds to the member's needs, applies market knowledgeKnowledge of program requirements and guidance as reflected in HUD regulations, handbook, notices, forms, and guidesInterpersonal CompetenciesDemonstrates humility in working with othersIs non-judgmental of peopleListens more than speaksWhen necessary, advocates fiercely for the needs of Maiker membersAbility to help people in crisis with calmness and compassionCan work effectively and compassionately with the publicPhysical Requirements/ Working ConditionsRegular computer uses throughout the day, ability to sit for lengthy periods of timeOccasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch Ability to lift/push/pull/carry various objects of 25 pounds frequently and 25 pounds occasionallyThe noise level in the work environment is usually moderateAbility to stand and walk on hard surfaces, and go up and down stairsAbility to reach to shoulder level and aboveAbility to bend at the hips and kneesAbility to talk and hearMaiker Housing Partners is an Equal Opportunity EmployerPM19 PI132771527

Keywords: Maiker Housing Partners, Denver , Housing Specialist, Other , Westminster, Colorado

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