Housing Assistant




Housing Assistant

Meadowbrook View



Posting Date:    January 13, 2017

Reports To:        Acting Area Manager

Hours:                 Part-time 24 hours/week

Pay Range:        $15.74 – 18.89 per hour

Benefits:             Disability, Pension, Vacation  and Sick Leave.  May enroll

in Medical/Dental/Vision benefits via premium-share.



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. The Housing Assistant will work in north Seattle serving 50 units of low income individuals and families.

This property is extremely busy during the summer months. This position will participate in field excursions, summer camps and lunch programs.  This position will assist residents with getting on and off buses, will be climbing up and down stairs and there is a lot of walking involved.




The Housing Assistant will carry out such duties as needed and directed by the Housing Program Coordinator 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 property including rent collection, recording financial information, and make daily deposits.
  2. Assist with writing and word-processing including preparation of spreadsheets, grants, funding applications, correspondence and reports as relate to the housing programs.
  3. Answer questions, phone inquiries and screen calls for staff as needed.
  4. Type, file, photocopy, process transmittals/mailings and other office duties.
  5. Coordinate with vendors to do repairs; forward maintenance request forms to LIHI’s maintenance department; track maintenance work and needs.
  6. Fill in for LIHI’s Office Assistant or Administrative Assistant as requested.
  7. 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 grantwriting. 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 checks and drug screen test.


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


Open positions may be reviewed at www.lihi.org.


Submit cover letter and resume 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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