Frye HUD Specialist
Open to current LIHI employees only.
DATE POSTED: March 21, 2019
REPORTS TO: Special Projects Manager
HOURS: Full time, 40 hours per week
PAY RANGE: $18.87 – 23.24 per year, DOE
BENEFITS: Medical, vision, dental, Life/Disability, vacation & sick leave
The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) develops and manages housing for people who are low-income and/or homeless, provides technical assistance to communities and other non-profits, and advocates for housing for all. LIHI also provides services to residents through community building and self-management models, and by partnering with area human service providers to further meet the needs of our residents. The Frye Apartments is a 234-unit building in downtown Seattle which serves homeless and low income tenants.
The Frye HUD Specialist (FHS) acts as a liaison between agencies and tenants, providing financial benefits and services. The FHS is responsible for executing leases and recertification of tenants.
- Act as the liaison between agencies and tenants. Advocate for tenants with agencies SHA, etc.) providing financial benefits and services.
- Ensure compliance with Fair Housing and Landlord Tenant Laws.
- Work with Frye staff in preparing for site visits by SHA, HUD, and other monitoring agencies.
- Maintain all income and household eligibility information for tenants. Conduct annual reviews and interim reviews regarding updates to tenant job changes and income changes.
- Meet with Frye staff on referrals and common problems.
- Update database as needed.
- Prepare and work with Frye staff and the Compliance Manager on policies and procedures.
- Assist and provide in-service training in regard to policies of HUD, tax credit regulations and guidelines when needed.
- Attend LIHI and outside mandatory trainings as needed.
- Promote resident retention by ensuring a strong commitment to customer satisfaction that includes appropriate communication and understanding of the population served.
- Support the overall mission of the Low Income Housing Institute.
- Prepare and execute a lease with the tenant. Provide an inspection of the unit and an orientation. Introduce the new tenant to the appropriate Supportive Services staff.
- Provide a copy of the Frye staff chart, lease and other documents to the tenant.
- Collect notices of intent to vacate.
- Schedule move out inspection.
- Prepare and notify the Finance department of the move out and disposition of the security deposit.
- Conduct tenant recertifications annually and interim re-certifications as needed. Assist tenants throughout the recertification process to ensure compliance with funder requirements.
- Enter recertifications in appropriate software.
- Maintain EIV reports, weekly and monthly. Distribute logs as designed by HUD.
- Enter data and maintain information and reports utilizing LIHI data base.
- Maintain all records based on the standards established by HUD, WSHFC, and other agencies served.
- As directed, communicate with housing assistance agency representatives, Supportive Services staff, power of attorneys, and other authorized resident representatives regarding residents subsidy status, application criteria, procedure, status and applicant eligibility.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Experience with property management practices and procedures; trained in landlord tenant and fair housing law.
- Experience working with local funding sources for low-income housing and in preparing compliance reports for these local funding sources.
- Must demonstrate a high degree of interpersonal skill in working with staff, residents, funders and the public.
- Good English writing and speaking skills.
- Excellent computer skills and Excel spreadsheet development and use skills.
- Ability to work independently and/or as a team member.
- Ability to work within the mission and goals of the Low Income Housing Institute.
This is a unionized OPEIU Local Number 8 and non-exempt position.
If interested in this position please send in a cover letter and resume. All application materials should be mailed, faxed, or dropped off in person to:
The Low Income Housing Institute
Attn: Human Resources
2407 1st Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98121
Fax: (206) 443-9851 Emailed: firstname.lastname@example.org
NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE
Closing date: Open until filled.
The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply. LIHI participates in the E-verify program.