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Affordable Housing Specialist - Relocation Assistance

Company: Housing Authority of Salt Lake City
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Housing Authority of Salt Lake City is looking for a dedicated Section 8 Specialist to join our growing team Under the direction of the Section 8 Director, the Section 8 Specialist is responsible for the administration of assigned housing programs in support of the program operations using written administrative policies and procedures and HUD regulations. Essential Functions Establishes and maintains filing system and clerical procedures for applications, certifications, and interims; verifies all data and changes reported by program participants; enters and retrieves data from the system, ensuring accuracy and completeness of information. Verifies accuracy of data obtained from residents and applicants during initial application and annual interview; establishes eligibility of applicants and of residents for continued occupancy; and updates information as required. Prepares residents for continued eligibility through the completion of necessary documentation and recertification appointments. Calculates annual income, determines initial eligibility, and calculates resident rents and total payments in accordance with related regulations; determines income allowances and deductions; and provides residents with relevant documentation. Coordinates with landlords to obtain and/or provide documents including leases, HAP contracts, and affordability notifications. Conducts data entry, entering all resident move-ins, changes, mandatory moves, and port-ins into the Authority---s software system. Interviews residents on an annual basis and makes interim rent determinations as requested. Calculates retroactive rent increases or credits where applicable; ensures rent charges are accurate; forwards necessary documents to resident and landlord. Conducts briefings for program orientations, mandatory moves, and port-ins and for new landlords. Regularly monitor program turnover and request an adequate number of applications to maintain 100% program utilization. Performs audits on program files and computer entries to ensure program compliance according to federal regulations, and agency policies and procedures. Performs other related duties as assigned. Benefits Medical, vision and dental benefits; which HASLC pays 90% of employee premiums and 75% of dependent premiums. Currently offer traditional and high deductible options with Regence Blue Cross. Vacation leave of 40 hours once hired and accrue 1.54 hours per pay period (40 hours in 1st year). Sick leave is accrued at the rate of 2.77 per pay period (72 hours in 1st year). One paid personnel holiday (8 hours) per year. Paid company recognized holidays (13 holidays in 2021). Employer paid life insurance, short-term and long-term disability benefits. Tuition reimbursement program. Employees will receive annual compensation (if approved annual budget allows) based on each of the following: Merit Pay (based on latest annual Performance Evaluation) Longevity Pay Cost of Living All HASLC employees tested as proficient in any language (including American Sign Language) other than English will receive a 2% language barrier assistance compensation. Participation in the Utah Retirement Systems with 401k and pension options, no match required for employer contribution. HASLC follows 2018-2019 URS contribution rates. Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Through EAP, HASLC provides confidential access to professional counseling services. The EAP program is available to all employees and their immediate family members and offers problem assessment, short-term counseling and referral to appropriate community and private services. There are several other the benefit programs such as Social Security, workers' compensation, state disability, and unemployment insurance cover all employees as required by law. RELOCATION ASSISTANCE provided for the following: Moving household goods and personal effects including hiring professional movers or renting a moving vehicle and packing supplies, including paying towards the costs for packing, shipping and unpacking household effects Travel, including airfare and other public transportation costs, and lodging for self and immediate family members between your prior and new place of residence Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Able to convey complex information, orally and in writing, in a professional, clear, and concise fashion. Understands and practices the principles of effective listening. Strives to constantly improve communication skills. Accurately interpret and implement regulations relating to the Section 8 Program. Accountability for assigned cases, including accurate and complete files, resolution of customer service cases, and responsiveness to participant and landlord inquires. Demonstrated ability to perform detail-oriented work, including the ability to apply detailed guidelines to specific individual programs and established policies and procedures. Effectively function in stressful situations. Sensitivity to people who have special needs, such as the culturally diverse, persons living with a disability, elderly, or chronically mentally ill. Maintain a high level of daily productivity. Ability to work with confidential and sensitive information and issues. Exceptional customer service and support. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, co-workers, vendors, and local, state, and federal officials. Demonstrated time management and organizational skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and related software. Understanding of basic math. Proactively seeks solutions to resolve unexpected challenges. Ability to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing. Ability to pass Rent Calculation exam within 6 months of hire. Education & Experience High School diploma or equivalent Four years--- experience in housing programs, property management, or related work OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Work Environment This job operates in a professional office environment with prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands; and reach with hands and arms. This position routinely uses standard office equipment. This position requires the ability to occasionally lift office products and supplies, up to 20 pounds. Travel is minimal and primarily local. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills and physical demands required by this position. Company Description The Housing Authority of Salt Lake City (HASLC), a federally funded Special Purpose Government Agency, was created October 1970 to provide rent subsidies and promote affordable housing for low-income persons residing in Salt Lake City. HASLC owns and manages almost 1,600 units of subsidized housing, with another 545 units are financed through tax credits. The Housing Authority of Salt Lake City---s Section 8 vouchers help nearly 2,800 household---s obtain affordable private-market housing.

Keywords: Housing Authority of Salt Lake City, Atlanta , Affordable Housing Specialist - Relocation Assistance, Accounting, Auditing , Atlanta, Georgia

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