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Team Leader for the Division of Tenant Resources

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

Employment Type and Schedule Full-time

Salary $51,015 - $61,015 per year

Work Location NYC All Boroughs

Last Updated Last updated 2 days ago

Description Description

Multiple Positions Available —

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 (DTR) is responsible for the administration of rental subsidy programs, which consists of the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) or Section 8 programs: regular Section 8, Special Purpose vouchers, Emergency Housing Voucher, and Enhanced Section 8; , Project Based Voucher (PBV); 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, DTR 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, approving rent increases, and enforcing Housing Quality Standard (HQS) inspection results.

Your Impact:

All Team Leaders in the Division of Tenant Resources are expected to perform similar duties and responsibilities. Team Leaders are responsible for monitoring, tracking and delegating work to a team of Case Managers or Specialists assigned to his/her team. Team Leaders are mentors and provide training in accordance with the applicable program rules and regulations. Team Leaders work with Case Managers to ensure that necessary and important services are performed to assist and expedite 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 with the goal of improving tenant-management relations and to improve and encourage participation related to the subsidy program. Additionally, Team Leaders 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:

• Responsible for the initial application screening, eligibility determination, contract preparation, client briefings, rent calculations, file preparation, interim reexaminations, annual recertification’s, client transfers, data entry of required information into the Elite Section 8 Database, and general communication with clients and landlords via telephone, e-mail, mail, and in-person meetings.
• Review cases, develop unit goals and objectives, monitor staff productivity, interfacing with landlords and clients.
• Manage and ensure that staff members are working within federal regulatory and local policy guidelines.
• Team Leaders will be cross trained in all the areas of rental subsidy administration.
• Team Leaders are required to take various mandatory trainings.
• May be assigned to related tasks as programmatically needed.
• Team Leaders will provide input and assist Coordinators with Performance Evaluations

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.

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Multiple Positions are hiring: