Housing Assistant

Job Description


Frye Apartments




Posting Date:             February 6, 2018

Reports To:                Special Projects Manager

Hours:                        Fulltime 40 hours/week

Pay Range:                $16.15 – 19.38 per hour

Benefits:                     Vacation and Sick Leave, Medical, Vision, Dental, Life/Disability,



The Low Income Housing Institute is a non-profit housing development organization which provides technical assistance, housing development, finance, and property management services to increase the supply of low-income housing and to work for housing justice. This position is located in downtown Seattle.  This is a non-exempt position.




The Housing Assistant will carry out such duties as needed and directed by the Area Manager including collecting rents and recording financial information into property management software; working with applicants and residents to complete eligibility paperwork; coordinating with utility and repair vendors; and other duties. This is a non-exempt position.


  1. Assist staff with administrative and program work related to the operating of

the Frye Apartments including rent collection, recording financial information, and make daily deposits.

  1. Assist with coordination of resident activities.
  2. Manage all waitlist processes for HUD. Ensure compliance with regulations.
  3. Process and post all background checks, HUD move-ins, Washington State Housing Finance Commission (WSHFC) and Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) move-in packets.
  4. Process all legal notices and follow-ups – 3-day, 10-day and 20 day notices.
  5. Prepare eviction paperwork and submit to the attorney.
  6. Keep Boston Post notes updated for vacancies and delinquencies.
  7. Type, file, photocopy, process transmittals/mailings and other office duties.
  8. Forward maintenance request forms to LIHI’s maintenance department; track maintenance work and needs.
  9. Fill in for LIHI’s Office Assistant or Administrative Assistant as requested.
  10. Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.





  1. A minimum of two years of progressively responsible related work experience in clerical/administrative work, human services, housing or grant writing. Demonstrated ability to provide high quality staff support. A college degree may substitute for a portion of the work experience.
  2. Excellent organizational skills and proven ability to word without direct supervision.
  3. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  4. Working knowledge of personal computers and work processing and spreadsheet software programs.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work with people with sensitivity to cultural and class issues, and a demonstrated commitment to social justice and/or low income housing.
  6. Must pass criminal background check and drug test.


This is a unionized position, represented by Local 8 of the Office of Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).


If interested in this position please send in a cover letter and resume. Application forms can be used as a substitute to a cover letter and resume, but are not required during the first step of the application process. Applications are available on the LIHI website at www.lihi.org, may be obtained in person at the office, or will be mailed to you by phone request at (206) 443-9935. All application materials should be mailed, faxed, or dropped off in person to:


The Low Income Housing Institute

Attn: Human Resources

2407 1st Avenue

Seattle, WA 98121

Fax: (206) 443-9851


Or e-mailed to: hr@lihi.org




Closing date: Open until filled.


The Low Income Housing Institute is an equal opportunity employer. LIHI participates in E-Verify. Qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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