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Housing Specialist

  • Schedules and interviews applicants/participants to determine housing needs and initial or continued program eligibility.
  • Schedules, interviews and performs annual and interim reexaminations for program participants; initiates and maintains applicants/participants files in accordance with file protocol.
  • Schedules briefings and performs group or individual information briefings to explain Housing Choice Voucher program benefits, HUD guidelines, participant obligations, and the leasing process.
  • Determines eligibility, issues vouchers, calculates income, rent portions and subsidy amounts
  • Refers clients to area social service agencies, education programs and potential employers based on specific needs.
  • Coordinates with the inspections staff to ensure inspections are completed
  • Prepares monthly/weekly reports.
  • Enters data into computer with proficiency and accuracy as necessary.
  • Answer telephone inquiries from tenants and property owners.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or equivalent (Bachelor’s degree preferred); and a minimum of 3 years experience working with the public in social services, housing programs or related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

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