Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency Housing Specialist in Marcy, New York

Housing Specialist.
Full time, 35 hours per week for Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency in Marcy, NY.
Performs the day-to-day operations for the Section 8 Certificate and Voucher Program under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (hereafter referred to as the HUD Rental Assistance Program) Qualify, inform and assist low income households with housing programs to help them save money, alleviate poverty, achieve self sufficiency and/or improve living conditions.
Essential Functions:
Knowledge with federal regulations governing the Section 8 Voucher, Family Self Sufficiency, and Family Unification Programs, including any and all statutory amendments published in the Federal Register and/or regulatory rules published in the HUD General Notices. Or willingness to learn.
Maintains and implements forms and/or procedures covering current program regulations as enacted by HUD. Calculation of eligible assistance, and Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) contract.
Performs initial/recertification of eligibility interviews (briefing) with prospective tenants and landlords.
Certifies new program participants and recertifies existing program participants on a timely basis.
Maintains accurate and up-to-date records.
Prepares calculations for computer input as required.
Maintains and updates all computerized program statistical reports, computerized forms, and correspondence.
Links families to appropriate Social Service Agencies & Community resources. Providing information & referral services to applicants and participants.
Maintains computerized wait lists on behalf of the Public Housing Authorities, and reviews preliminary applications.
Inspects and evaluates housing unit to ensure existing conditions conform to the minimum Housing Quality Standards required by HUD.
Promote the Vision and value of Community Action
Assist with developing strategies to integrate all services of MVCAA.

High School Diploma.
Need to obtain a HQS Inspection Certification with in the first year.
Ability to effectively communicate with co-workers, the general public and low-income families from diverse backgrounds.
Understanding of low-income, poverty and diversity-related issues and the Agency's commitment to the continuum care and service integration.
Valid NYS Drivers License, Reliable transportation to and from MVCAA agency offices, and Home Inspections.
Must be physically able to perform the duties of the job.

To apply, candidate should send a cover letter and resume to Sarah Sandore, H. R. Director, 9882 river Road, Utica, NY 13502. For more employment opportunities, visit
Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V