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Housing Program Officer
 
JOB CODE:105325
 
PAY GRADE:1160
 
SALARY RANGE:$30,079 - $41,636
 
LOCATION OF WORK
Office of Community Development
 
GENERAL DESCRIPTION
Under the direct supervision of the Urban Development Director or the Housing Program Manager, performs responsible technical work in the administration and supervision of various federal/state owner-occupied and rental housing programs within the Community and Economic Development Division of the Department of Human Development and Services. Incumbents assist in referral and determination of eligibility of applicants, application feasibility, coordination of dwelling inspections, establishment of contract rents, loan payments, etc. Work includes tenants, landlords, developers, contractors and homeowner relations, compliance with applicable program regulations, keeping abreast of available housing and private rental markets, handling record keeping tasks, maintaining program/applicant files, applicant/tenant selection, calculating rent and/or loan payments and preparation/submission of HUD reports. Additionally employees of this classification prepare agreements, leases, contracts, mortgage documents, and provide counseling and outreach functions. General supervision is exercised over a moderate staff. Performs other work as requested.
 
ESSENTIAL WORK TASKS
Assists in directing/coordinating daily program activities to ensure compliance with HUD regulations; solves problems and complaints on a daily basis; interprets regulations and guidelines to program participants; corrects program administrative errors. Contacts interested parties to promote the various housing programs and encourage private sector participation, using advertisements and direct contact; assists with community and program outreach and organizational functions; attends workshops, seminars and community meetings. Reviews applications for the appropriate programs to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations, including feasibility analysis to decide eligibility of applications/proposals. Explains loan programs to prospective applicants; determines loan feasibility of applicants; and processes low-interest loan financing. Discusses loan servicing agreements with financial servicing institutions and agencies; coordinates and attends loan closings. Supervises the Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation program, Rental Rehabilitation program, and Section 312 Loan program. Assists in the establishment of contract rents, the preparation of agreements, contracts, and mortgage documents; coordinates unit inspections, verification of information, and certification/recertification of family eligibility. Performs housing loan underwriting in accordance with standard practices for determining credit worthiness, loan affordability/feasibility, and loan security. Make presentations at homebuyer training classes, meetings and seminars on the loan program.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the basic principles, practices, techniques and goals of HUD housing programs. Knowledge of loan underwriting practices and procedures. Knowledge of the issues and problems commonly associated with low/moderate income households. Knowledge of the basic principles, practices and techniques of modern business administration, with the ability to apply these to the administration of HUD housing programs. Knowledge of basic standards and techniques of housing market valuation. Knowledge of basic computers and related equipment. Ability to calculate mortgage payments. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with participants, realtors, developers, landlords and other public and private agencies and individuals associated with housing assistance and rehabilitation programs. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing, to groups and to individuals. Ability to accurately interpret applicable HUD regulations and guidelines to program participants. Ability to supervise the work of a moderate staff of technical workers in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale. Ability to maintain accurate records/files. Ability to apply good work habits such as punctuality, reliability, preciseness, and dependability in order to effectively complete assigned tasks and contribute to the smooth operation of the department and division.
 
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATIONAL AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor's degree with major course work in business or public administration, sociology, counseling or a related field, and two years experience in HUD Housing program administration.
 
SUBSTITUTIONS
Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES
None.
 
OTHER JOB ASPECTS
Position(s) in this classification may require typing or other computer software skills.
 
NOTE:
The work examples described in this specification are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from job performance requirements if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the job.