MILE HIGH UNITED WAY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Housing Coordinator, Bridging the Gap
Working side-by-side with the community, Mile High United Way takes on the biggest, most complex issues facing Metro Denver. Our united approach changes the odds for the children, families, and individuals in our community, and moves them out of poverty. We do this because we believe every child has the right to a safe and stimulating place to learn, and that when every youth in Metro Denver graduates prepared for a career or college, our community is stronger. We also know that when people don't have their most basic needs met, longer-term goals, like finding financial stability, are out of reach. And when we work together, we make a lasting, sustainable impact on our community.
The Bridging the Gap Housing Coordinator performs a variety of office and community-based activities to implement the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Housing Choice Voucher Program (HCV), also known as "Section 8". This position is responsible for overseeing and implementing the HCV Family Unification Program (FUP) for Bridging the Gap, which seeks to ensure that youth aging out of foster care have safe and stable housing necessary for successful transition to self-sufficiency.
- Provide technical support and assistance to FUP Voucher applicants
- Conducting new participant orientation (Voucher Approval Meeting/Tennant Approval Meeting) to explain federal program regulations and lease obligations, as well as public housing quality standards and housing assistance policies in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
- Determining initial and continuing eligibility of youth participants; reviewing and analyzing financial information such as contracts, agreements and criminal records
- Computes housing assistance payments, tenant rental amounts, utility reimbursements, and rent increases in order to satisfy program guidelines and landlord requests using knowledge of program regulations
- Prepare and review lease documents between participants and landlords to ensure participants are aware of and understand the provisions of their lease
- Prepare contracts between the Public Housing Authority (PHA) and participating rental property owners to ensure rental property owners understand the rights and responsibilities of program participation.
- Act as a liaison between interested or participating landlords, rental agencies, complexes, management companies, etc and the youth.
- Mediate landlord/participant issues
- Complete interim and annual recertification of participants, verifying income to determine and maintain eligibility with federal guidelines and regulations; conducting terminations when necessary
- Perform housing inspections using HUD HQS guidelines ensuring HCV/Section 8 rental properties are in compliance with HUD Housing Quality Standards and provides a pass, pass with comment or fail rating for each unit
- Maintains confidential client information
- Maintain and update tenant information in databases in Elite and Salesforce.
- Responsible for providing support for non-for-profit and private partners in successfully implementing programmatic activities related to accessing and utilizing the FUP HCV.
- Complete necessary Division of Housing (DOH) and HUD paperwork as well as HQS inspections for FUP HCV, Family FUP and PBV.
- Participate in overall program development and implementation with BTG staff, performing other relevant duties as required.
- Represent Bridging the Gap at meetings and presentation as assigned
- Act as a community liaison for BTG, maintaining working relationships throughout the community with new and existing partners.
- Maintain Memorandums of Understanding (MOU's) with partner agencies that refer youth to the FUP HCV.
- Attends community meetings, trainings and open houses related to community resources and supportive services for current and former foster youth.
- Assist in the training of Independent Living Coaches (ILC's) volunteers/interns on housing program requirements and processes.
- Maintain accurate files for all participants in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations and
- Assist in submission of reports to funding partners
- Associate's or Bachelor's degree preferred OR equivalent experience.
- 3 years of experience in human services; preferably housing or related field.
- Experience with youth development and project management
- Strong analytical as well as written and verbal communication skills.
- Practical experience in relating effectively to people of all ranks, professions, ethnic and racial groups, and national origins.
- General casework management principles and practices as they apply to low-income housing assistance programs; and socioeconomic problems and needs of low-income families and individuals
- Use and knowledge of how to apply the regulations cited in the HQS manual, in relationship to each of the inspections each year.
- Knowledge of Denver Metro Area, local community organizations, educational and training systems, public agencies and private industry preferred.
- Presentation ability and interpersonal skills, including excellent speaking and writing.
- Working as part of a team; collaborating with colleagues.
- Negotiating, exchanging ideas, information, and opinions with others to jointly formulate innovative policies, practice, programs or solutions.
- Highly developed organizational and time management skills
WORKING ENVIRONMENT 50% of time in typical office environment, 50% traveling to outside meetings and inspections.
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This posting is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the position.
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