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Housing Specialist – Grant-Funded

  • 08/30/2023
  • 09/21/2023
  • Mesa, AZ

Housing Specialist – Grant-Funded (view job announcement here)

A Housing Specialist performs a variety of office activities to implement the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program, or other rental assistance programs, such as the Home Partnership and Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program.  Responsibilities include:  explaining, interpreting, and applying HUD and Mesa Housing Authority policies, procedures, and regulations in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations; acting as a liaison while working with interested or participating landlords, rental agencies, community organizations, service agencies, and charitable groups to provide information on needed resources; determining initial and continuing eligibility and qualifying participants; counseling participants as to sources of additional supportive services; completing interim and annual recertification of participants; and negotiating and preparing contracts between participants, landlords, and other housing agencies.  Other housing program responsibilities include:  recruiting participants for special programs (example:  Family Self-Sufficiency, Homeownership Program, TBRA); conducting new participant orientation; administering policies and procedures; providing participant support by developing goals and participant program objectives; mediating landlord/participant issues; and learning HUD guidelines, rules, and regulations.  This class performs related duties as required.

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