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FUNCTION OF WORK:
Participates in overseeing housing units for a housing assistance program.
LEVEL OF WORK:
General review from a Housing Supervisor or higher level personnel.
LOCATION OF WORK:
Differs from a Housing Specialist 2 by the presence of advanced level housing responsibilities.
Differs from Housing Specialist 4 by the absence of lead worker responsibilities and/or a higher degree of specialization complexity and/or independent judgment.
EXAMPLES LISTED BELOW INCLUDE BRIEF SAMPLES OF COMMON DUTIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS JOB TITLE. PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL TASKS ARE INCLUDED.
Keeps records and prepares reports related to the assistance of families housing assistance payments participating landlords and renting units.
Interviews and advises applicants seeking admission to the housing program and counsels tenants to ensure compliance with Tenant Occupancy Regulations.
Initiates and maintains relationships with various community agencies and committees which provide leadership services and programs to meet tenant needs.
Prepares reports and instructional materials; processes all correspondence pertaining to community relations.
May prepare applications on behalf of applicants; reviews all documents required of applicants.
Certifies the eligibility of applicants and assigns them to proper housing.
Maintains documentation according to established program guidelines.
Verifies income and housing status through written inquiry or telephone contacts.
Makes computations to determine eligibility and re-certifications.
May assist in resolving complaints from tenants by conducting informal counseling.
Answers questions and gives information related to the housing program.
Conducts applicant briefing sessions.
Conducts workshops and makes presentations to owners and tenants about the housing program.
Maintains computerized records and databases on client and housing information.
Reviews financial reports and delinquent accounts and negotiates with property owners concerning rent amounts and claims in accordance with program guidelines including monthly preparation of warrants to Finance department for payment.
Prepares requisitions for the purchase of supplies or materials.
Adjusts and collects rent according to established policy.
Conducts surveys and investigations for the relocation of tenants.
May perform inspections on housing units in the program coordinates to make necessary repairs within a specified length of time and re-inspects the unit to assure compliance with rules and regulations.