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Project Assistant for the Division of Tenant Resources

Constituent Services & Community Programs with NYC Housing Preservation and Development (HPD)

Employment Type and Schedule Full-time

Salary $41,456 - $51,456 per year

Work Location NYC All Boroughs

Last Updated Last updated 2 days ago

Description Description

About the Agency:

The NYC Department Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) promotes quality and affordability in the city’s housing, and diversity and strength in the city’s neighborhoods because every New Yorker deserves a safe, affordable place to live in a neighborhood they love.
· We maintain building and resident safety and health
· We create opportunities for New Yorkers through housing affordability
· We engage New Yorkers to build and sustain neighborhood strength and diversity.
HPD is entrusted with fulfilling these objectives through the goals and strategies of Housing Our Neighbors: A Blueprint for Housing and Homelessness, Mayor Adams’ comprehensive housing framework. To support this important work, the administration has committed $5 billion in new capital funding, bringing the 10-year planned investment in housing to $22 billion—the largest in the city’s history. This investment, coupled with a commitment to reduce administrative and regulatory barriers, is a multi-pronged strategy to tackle New York City’s complex housing crisis, by addressing homelessness and housing instability, promoting economic stability and mobility, increasing homeownership opportunities, improving health and safety, and increasing opportunities for equitable growth.

Your Team:

The Division Tenant Resources HPD’s Division of Tenant Resources (DTR) is responsible for the administration of rental subsidy programs, which consists of the Regular and Enhanced Section 8 Program also known as Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Project Based Voucher (PVB), Moderate Rehab Section 8, Moderate Rehab Single Room Occupancy (SRO), Continuum of Care (CoC)-Shelter Plus Care (SPC) and other housing subsides. Through these programs, HPD serves approximately 40,000 households in all five boroughs. Over 9,000 landlords currently participate in our programs. DTR is responsible for initial application screening, confirming eligibility requirements, vouchering process and tenant briefings. As well as monitoring tenant and landlord compliance of their obligations under each program. DTR is also responsible for processing annual and interim recertification’s to update family income, asset and family composition and recalculate the subsidies, tenant moves and transfers, approved rent increases, Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) abatements and reinstatements to enforce Housing Quality Standard (HQS) inspection results and tenant reported changes.

Your Impact:

Project Assistants in the Division of Tenant Resources are expected to perform case management functions to provide necessary and important services to assist and expedite Section 8 vouchers to HPD clients. These services may consist of meeting with groups either in-house or attending workshops or community events. They are also expected to participate in tenant activity programs in projects to coordinate functions to improve tenant-management relations and to improve and encourage participation related to Section 8 dealings. Additionally, Project Assistants, will perform similar duties and responsibilities to ensure participant cases are accurately screened and reviewed for completeness and in compliance with Federal HUD Rules and Regulations.

Your Role:

• Manage a caseload of assisted or applicant households
• Initial voucher application screening
• Determination and verification of eligibility
• Assist with preparing reports, charts, and other analysis for the purpose of tracking and monitoring income adjustments, family composition and other changes and modifications that may alter client subsidy
• Responsible for coordinating, monitoring and/or implementing HUD policies and procedures to perform analyses and review of Section 8 Client cases to ensure that the City’s customer service mandates are met
• Assist the with special projects which may require research, power point presentations and other operational analysis.
• Client briefings {internal and external meetings}
• May perform community outreach to assist Section 8 participation
• May be required to work closely with other units within HPD, such as Fiscal, Development, etc.
• Prepare and send appropriate correspondence, track responses
• Perform other duties assigned by the Coordinator, Deputy Director and/or Director.
• Document case files and electronic records, file preparation
• Rent calculations
• Review of yearly recertification’s of household composition and income/asset information
• Attend mandatory trainings

Requirements Requirements

1. High school graduation or equivalent and three years of experience in community work or community centered activities in an area related to duties described above; or
2. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” above.