Live-In Building Assistant




Live-In Building Assistant

Gossett Place Apartments

DATE POSTED:            April 19, 2018

REPORTS TO:              Special Projects Manager

HOURS:                       Full time, 40 hours per week

PAY RANGE:                $14.00 – 14.87 per hour.  One bedroom apartment – rent $50.00 a month.

BENEFITS:                   Medical, dental, retirement, 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 mutual housing models, through our Resident Services Department and by partnering with area human service providers to further meet the needs of our residents.


This position requires the employee to live on site, work a day shift and be on-call for emergencies. Gossett Place provides special-needs housing and is located in Seattle’s University District. You will participate in a team of LIHI staff and a group of Supportive Services case managers with Sound Mental Health to oversee 62 apartments.  Gossett Place houses chronically homeless residents, some with substance abuse and mental health issues including individuals, couples, veterans and young adults, any or  all who may be disabled. The Special Project Manager will provide the overall supervision of the LIHI staff and focus on the overall property management while the Supportive Services Provider will focus on the case management needs of the tenants.


The Live In Building Assistant works at Gossett Place and lives onsite to provide emergency coverage as needed as well as front desk and security coverage.




  1. Coverage of front desk duties
  2. Answer questions, phone inquiries and screen calls for staff as needed.
  3. Assist with light Janitorial duties, as needed
  4. Assist with unit turns, as needed
  5. Type, file, photocopy, process transmittals/mailings and other office duties
  6. Forward maintenance request forms to LIHI’s maintenance department; track maintenance work and needs
  7. Respond to emergencies on site with both maintenance issues and tenant issues.
  8. Assist SMH employees with resident issues or concerns as needed
  9. Assist with office duties as needed.
  10. Assist with conducting outreach for vacancies.
  11. Assist with maintaining residential files
  12. Arrange service from vendors and utility companies as needed.
  13. Other tasks as assigned in order to provide a clean, safe and stable living environment.



  1. Excellent organizational skills and proven ability to word without direct supervision.
  2. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  3. Working knowledge of personal computers and work processing and spreadsheet software programs.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work with people with sensitivity to cultural, mental health, and class issues, and a demonstrated commitment to social justice and/or low income housing.
  5. Desired knowledge of Landlord – Tenant Law, Fair Housing Regulations, Tax Credit requirements and Section 8 Housing.
  6. Must pass Washington State Patrol background check
  7. Experience in clerical/administrative work, social services. Demonstrated ability to provide high quality staff support.
  8. Excellent organizational and proven ability to work without direct supervision.
  9. Ability to communicate and work effectively with resident or other social service providers.
  10. Excellent problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
  11. Be able to lift 25 pounds
  12. Must pass criminal history review and drug screening test.




This is a non-exempt position. 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.


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


Or e-mailed to:




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.

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