Occupancy Compliance Specialist

 Expanding Property Management Company, incorporated in 1977, who believes in a vision of community and affordable housing for all, is in search of a full-time Occupancy and Compliance Specialist. Candidate must have a full grasp of Tax Credit and HUD, including regulatory and compliance requirements.

This position will require on-site file reviews and audits, review and approval of applicants for both Tax Credit and HUD units, with oversight and periodic training to existing on-site managers.

Candidate should be able to thrive in a stressful and active team environment.

 

General Job Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Schedule and coordinate on-going file reviews. Ensure files for accuracy and compliance with income limit, rent limit, utility allowances based on regulatory requirements, partnership agreements, any other program requirements and resident selection
  • Stay current on all updates and changes related to TCAC, HUD, HCD, etc. Distribute updates to all on-site and main office staff
  • Responsible for the overall compliance with all regulatory agencies, affordable housing requirements, as well as all federal, state, and local laws
  • Assist in preparing reports and correspondence to investors, owners, and regulatory agencies as
  • Maintain ongoing communication with property managers, regional manager, etc. regarding compliance issues
  • Review all standards and procedures with regard to the compliance status to ensure that all first-year tenant files are in full compliance
  • Develop and organize corrective action plans based on finding of internal and external audits
  • Participate in Lease-Ups and/or marketing of new and existing properties
  • Attend TCAC and HUD compliance workshops as necessary

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong familiarity with tax credit requirements, HUD, affordable housing, regulatory requirements, landlord/tenant laws, fair housing regulations
  • Ability to work collaboratively with different levels of management and government agencies
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Capacity to work independently and exercise judgment in problem-solving
  • Willing and able to travel to different sites to carry out duties and responsibilities associated with compliance and occupancy issues
  • High level of initiative and flexibility necessary
  • Accuracy and high attention to detail with excellent follow-through skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Excellent current working knowledge of TCAC, HUD and HCD
  • Minimum of 3 consecutive years of experience managing TCAC and HUD properties
  • Tax Credit Specialist (TCS) and Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS) certifications
  • Experience in working with affordable housing projects with multiple layers of funding
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fair housing law as well as other regulations and rules
  • Strong organizational, administrative, financials, and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Skills in finance and budget management
  • Demonstrate integrity on a personal and professional level
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with diverse populations
  • Proficient in excel, outlook, RealPage, Rent Manager and other property management software
  • Ability and willingness to substitute for any position; including, but not limited to, community manager, janitor, or receptionist

Candidates without the Minimum Qualifications listed above will NOT be considered.

 Must be able to provide:

  • Professional accreditations relating to CTCAC and HUD
  • Valid California drivers license
  • Proof of auto insurance and reliable transportation

Compensation:

  • Salary depending on experience
  • Holiday, sick and vacation pay
  • Medical, dental & vision
  • 401K

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