Rental Assistance Demonstration/Project Based Housing Specialist

Housing Authority of the City of Camden

Job Description

Rental Assistance Demonstration/Project Based Housing Specialist

The Housing Authority of the City of Camden (HACC) is seeking a full-time Rental Assistance Demonstration/Project Based Housing Specialist as part of the Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV).

The Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) allows public housing agencies (PHAs) and owners of HUD-assisted properties to convert units to project-based Section 8 programs, providing an opportunity to invest billions into properties at risk of being lost from the nation's affordable housing inventory.

Join our team today and immerse yourself in a rewarding career for years to come! The primary purpose of this position is perform various program activities to support the HACC HCV Program, including participant recertification, income and rent calculations, leasing, rent increases, briefings, quality control file reviews, coordination of check runs with Finance, monitoring of PIC/EIV reporting, submission of HCV department 50058s to PIC, and monitoring of HUD PIH Notices and changes in regulation. The services provided above assist low-income families and individuals who may include the homeless, elderly or disabled. Assistance will include helping the client to secure affordable housing and improve their living conditions with the goal of an improved quality of life and self-sufficiency. All activities must support HACC?s mission, strategic goals, and objectives.

The ideal candidate for this role should have superior organizational skills, great attention to detail and motivational qualities.

Hourly Rate: $18.13/hour to $19.78/hour.

Successful candidates will be subject to satisfactory drug and criminal background screenings before hiring.

Please note that we are an equal employment opportunities employer.

Required Qualifications and Education:

The minimum educational qualification required to be a Rental Assistance Demonstration/Project Based Housing Specialist is an Associate?s degree in management, public administration, social work, or related field, is preferred, and a minimum of five (5) years of experience in property management or housing program administration. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. All appointees must have a valid Driver?s License and be insurable under the Housing Authority?s plan.

Must possess at least one (1) of the following four (4) certifications when hired or promoted, and must possess at least two additional (2) certifications within six (6) months of placement. All certifications must be completed within eighteen (18) months of placement. Failure to possess the required certifications after the indicated timeframe in the position may result in termination:

  • RAD Project-Based Voucher Specialist Certification
  • Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Specialist Certification
  • HCV Rent Calculation Certification
  • Fundamentals of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Management Certification

Working knowledge of applicable HUD rules and regulations and HACC policies.

The Housing Authority of the City of Camden offers a competitive starting salary. Interested and qualified candidates may apply in confidence by submitting a cover letter, resume and compensation requirements to the attention of the Human Resources Department, 2021 Watson Street, 2nd Floor, Camden, NJ 08105, or e-mail to [Click Here to Email Your Resum].

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