Housing Development Associate







Housing Development Associate


POSTING DATE:                September 26, 2017

CLOSING DATE:                Open Until Filled

REPORTS TO:                     Housing Development Director

SALARY RANGE:              $40,316 – 50,396

HOURS:                                 Full-time, 40 hours/week

BENEFITS:                           Medical, dental, vision, retirement, life/disability, vacation

and sick leave


The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) is a non-profit organization which develops housing for low-income households. LIHI owns and/or operates more than 1,700 units of housing throughout the Puget Sound area.


The Housing Development Associate will assist Housing Development team members in their efforts to develop and rehabilitate low-income housing projects. This is an exempt position.  This is an entry level position.


Descriptions of Duties:


Housing development Assistance:

  • Collect, track and distribute due diligence materials.
  • Prepare and review documents to reach closing with financing institutions, contractor, attorneys, engineers, architects, and other development team members.
  • Review and present change orders to the development team and track budget adjustments.
  • Monitor and assist with lease-up of new buildings. Assist with preparation of financial applications.
  • Assist with research on potential new projects.



Construction management assistance:

  • Track and coordinate payments requests, attend meetings and take notes as needed.


Office management:

  • Management of equipment and schedules.
  • Copy and scan documents for applications and shared drive.
  • Filing and organizing.
  • Schedule meetings.
  • Other tasks as assigned.




  • Bachelor’s degree required. One year experience in project coordination is required. Three years experience is preferred.
  • The successful candidate will be committed to affordable housing development and preservation and have an aptitude and ambition for becoming a housing developer.
  • Must have excellent organizational, written and verbal communication skills and be a team player.
  • Must be comfortable using Word and Excel.
  • Must be able to simultaneously coordinate multiple development projects at different stages in the development process.
  • This individual joins the LIHI Project Development team.       The Project Development team, collectively, is responsible for project development and project management activities, soliciting financing, competing for public funding, contracting, design oversight of architectural team, construction administration and project close-out. Projects will involve multiple and complex funding sources, such as public financing, bond financing, private financing, tax credits, HUD and other sources.
  • Candidates should be able to work independently, be detail oriented, be comfortable with uncertainty and have strong mathematical. oral, written and analytical skills.
  • The ability to genuinely enjoy collaboration with and learning from others is a minimum requirement.
  • The Housing Development Assistant will work with no less than three developers and support their work, taking on duties summarized above plus other tasks as assigned.
  • Must pass criminal background checks and drug screening.


This is an exempt 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 for 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 ext 0.  All application materials should be mailed, faxed, or dropped off in person to:


The Low Income Housing Institute

Attn: Human Resources Manager

2407 1st Avenue

Seattle, WA 98121

Fax: (206) 443-9851

Or e-mail to: HR@lihi.org




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.

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