This is a non-supervisory position in which the incumbent will be responsible for a specific leased housing caseload but not necessarily the same caseload on a yearly basis. The underlying responsibility is to ensure accurate and timely processing of all data related to applicants, participants/residents of both the leased housing programs as well as public housing. He/She will be responsible for wait list management, scheduling, eligibility, lease-up and file packaging in both the leased housing programs as well as public housing. He/She will perform annual and interim certifications in the leased housing programs and if needed in Public Housing. In addition, the incumbent will sit as an active member of the Emergency Review Committee. Responsibilities will also include HQS inspections as needed/required in the leased housing programs and as needed in public housing as well as home visits required as part of the initial screening process for public housing.
Interview applicants, participants or residents to gather information pertaining to eligibility, continued participation and initial lease-up.
Verify information presented for eligibility, recertification and rent computation.
Accurately determine participant/residents rents in accordance with current guidelines.
Prepare leases, contracts, and other documents as needed.
Process and implement rent increases by determining rent reasonableness and putting necessary adjustments into the computer.
Conduct annual and interim recertifications accurately and on a timely basis in the leased housing programs and as needed in Public Housing.
Responsible for appropriate scheduling of own time.
Tracking of inspections, initial certifications, annual certifications and interim certifications.
Conducts HQS inspections as required and in a timely manner.
Tracking of vacant public housing units and the maintenance of eligible/certified housing applicants.
Prepare ineligibility write-ups as needed.
Enter applicant, participant, tenant or unit information into the computer as necessary.
Prepare and maintain paper files for various programs with various requirements.
Maintain a working knowledge of program regulations and CHA policies and procedures to efficiently and accurately carry out position responsibilities.
Adheres to regulatory requirements as well as Administrative Plan and Admissions and Continued Occupancy policies.
Maintain specific knowledge of the various programs administered within the Department and be able to communicate this information clearly, consistently and articulately either in person or by phone.
Attend weekly departmental meetings to discuss schedules, workloads, quality control issues, revised policies and procedures.
Participate as an active member of the Emergency Review Committee, performing initial intake, presentation of cases and recommendation write-ups.
Attend Weekly Emergency Review Committee meetings
Responsible for the initial determination of eligibility in the leased housing programs and/or public housing programs and be able to clearly and articulately discuss or write a memo pertaining to said determination.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Computer/word processing skills.
Ability to use spreadsheet programs.
Good organizational skills and attention to detail.
Must be able to accurately perform mathematical computations.
Must be able to prepare detailed memorandums pertaining to ineligibility and denial of emergency status.
Ability to communicate clearly by phone or in person.
Ability to understand procedures and programs and to assist others in understanding such procedures and programs.
Ability to work as a member of a team.
Minimum of a High School Diploma or GED; plus two years college, business or technical school or three years progressively responsible and related work experience. Previous work experience in a similar work environment is preferred. Experience in dealing with the public, particularly those of low-income, individuals with disabilities or elders is desirable. Knowledge of the Housing Choice Voucher Program or Public Housing is preferred but not necessary. Fluency in other languages is preferred.