NYC DEPT OF PARKS & RECREATION
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.
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.
All Housing Quality Enforcement (HQE) Specialists 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, HQE Specialists 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.
Performs research, maintains records and generates reports
Works closely with field staff to ensure apartment inspections are complete and data is accurately maintained
Coordinates with tenants for inspection of apartments to ensure access is confirmed
Prepares, compiles and maintains files and/or retrieves clients’ records
Reviews and assigns field inspection routes and communicates with inspectors for completeness
Works with HPD Info and Section 8 Elite Programs
Works on various reports and makes recommendations to Unit Director to improve report functions
Attends mandatory trainings
Answers and routes incoming calls utilizing the NEC UC for Business telephone system.
Assists callers in identifying needs and if necessary, assigns to appropriate party
May assist with drafting written responses to inquiries from Tenant, Landlords or Management Agencies
Coordinates large mailings, makes copies, keeps electronic folders and manages paper filing systems
Retrieves information from Elite Section 8 System to provide accurate response
Works closely with Coordinator/Team Leader to ensure work is running smoothly.
May be required to work evenings and weekends
Minimum Qual 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.
Excellent Communication Skills (both orally and in writing)
Strong Customer Service Focus
Bilingual a Plus
Section 8 or other Rental Subsidy experience a Plus
This position is also open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate at the top of your resume and cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position through the 55-a Program.
In addition, the Department of Housing Preservation & Development offers competitive salaries and the following benefits: Generous Pension Plans (The New York Employees’ Retirement System);
401(k) and Roth 457(k) Retirement Savings Programs; U.S. Savings Bonds Flexible Spending Program; Health Benefits, Dental, Vision Coverage, Prescription Drug Program; Training and Professional Development; Opportunity for Scholarship; ‘College Savings Program; Paid Holidays and Generous Annual Leave.
HPD’s vision is to promote strength and diversity in our workforce and an inclusive and equitable work environment.
Public Svc Loan Forgiveness
As a prospective employee of the City of New York, you may be eligible for federal loan forgiveness programs and state repayment assistance programs. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education’s website at StudentAid.gov/PSLF.
100 Gold Street
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
To apply for this job please visit a127-jobs.nyc.gov.