Affordable Housing Compliance Attorney

Job Location: 
Denver, CO
Salary Range: 
$77,814.32/year negotiable based on education and experience
Full Job Description: 

The Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver (DHA) is a high performing nationally recognized leader in affordable housing.  As one of the largest landlords in the State of Colorado, DHA’s mission is to serve the residents of Denver by developing, owning, and operating safe, decent and affordable housing in a manner that promotes thriving communities.     


The Position

Oversees the implementation and monitoring of the affordable housing compliance, which includes but is not limited to:  Section 504, Limited English Proficiency (“LEP”), and other fair housing and civil rights requirements.  Acts as the hearing officer for public housing and Housing Choice Voucher (“HCV”)/Section 8 application denials and terminations.  Prepares responses to fair housing complaints as assigned.  Provides training and advice to staff regarding interpretation of policy, city ordinance, federal and state law.


Benefit Information

  • Sick leave is accrued at 6 hours per month.
  • Annual leave (vacation) for new employees is accrued at 8 hours per month.
  • 11 paid holidays per year with an optional paid day off.
  • Health insurance, dental plan, vision insurance, critical illness insurance, accident insurance and 125 Plan.
  • Group life insurance, short term and long term disability insurance.
  • 401(a) pension plan (Employer contribution equal to 10% of the annual salary)
  • 457 pension plan and the ROTH IRA are employee paid options.
  • Performance based merit increases and annual adjustments are given depending upon current policy.


Minimum Qualifications at the Time of Application

  • Graduation from accredited school of law with attainment of a J.D. degree.
  • Valid Colorado driver license and good driving record must be maintained in accordance with personnel policy.
  • Two (2) years’ experience related to affordable housing, employment or similar.
  • Admission by the Supreme Court of the State of Colorado to practice law in the State of Colorado at the time of application and in good standing with the State Bar of Colorado.
To Apply: 

To be considered for this opportunity, you must:

  • Submit a cover letter that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the essential functions of this position. 
  • Submit a resume of all educational and professional experience.

You may submit your credentials in one of the following ways:

  • in person between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at 777 Grant Street 2nd Floor or
  • by faxing to (720) 932-3005 or emailing to  

The application form as well as more information about this position and DHA can be found on our website:


Equal Opportunity:  Denver Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability.

Date Posted: 
Monday, November 26, 2018
Posting Expiration Date: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

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