Qualified candidates contact Christina Smith | christina@kelleraugusta.com | (617) 247-0505

Category:Property Management Leasing 

Director of Affordable Housing Compliance

Boston, MA

JOB DESCRIPTION

Our client owns and operates a premier portfolio of assets consisting of a diversified mix of properties including luxury rental buildings, retail and commercial space, luxury condominium residences, affordable, and workforce housing located throughout the United States. 

The firm is looking for a Director of Affordable Housing Compliance to ensure compliance in affordable and workforce/ income-restricted housing programs across the company’s Boston portfolio. The Director will work the guidance and supervision of Vice President, Associate General Counsel. 

Responsibilities:

  • Review all initial move-in files as well as ongoing recertification files to ensure compliance with federal, state and city regulatory program requirements as well as Fair Housing regulations
  • Oversee the lease-up of the affordable/income restricted components of new developments, including oversight of third-party contractors.
  • Oversee the leasing processes for all existing affordable units within the portfolio upon vacancy
  • Monitor and manage affordable housing waitlists to minimize vacancies
  • Evaluate and respond to any appeals made by rejected applicants for housing in a timely fashion
  • Supervise and provide training for on-site compliance staff, which currently consists of two full-time professionals, including but not limited to initial certification and leasing efforts, recertification efforts, agency and investor reporting requirements, tenant and applicant communications, waitlist management, re-marketing, and other related tasks on an as-needed basis.
  • Review and prepare monthly, quarterly and annual reports and owner certifications to various state and local agencies, as well as financing partners and other institutions.
  • Coordinate with leasing and site operations staff, including the site general manager and associate general manager, to fill affordable and workforce/ income-restricted housing vacancies.
  • Coordinate with fair housing counsel to ensure site teams are trained in fair housing and reasonable accommodations and assist teams in evaluating reasonable accommodation and modification requests
  • Prepare site teams for scheduled file audits, examine tenant files in preparation for audits, and review responses corresponding to agency audits
  • Appropriately field and direct inquiries received by the management company or the owners regarding the portfolio’s affordable housing programs
  • Prepare and submit Affirmative Fair Housing Marketing Plans and Tenant Selection Plans to City and State Agencies
  • Monitor ongoing legal and fair housing cases
  • Update city and state mandated ads for affordable and workforce/ income-restricted housing vacancies as required
  • Oversee the implementation of updated income limits and utility allowances on an annual basis
  • Stay current with federal, state and local updates about to various program requirements
  • Assist ownership in preparation of affordable housing development proposals
  • Partner with public agencies, consultants and industry experts to strengthen the goals of the company’s affordable housing program 

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), HUD Home, and Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) programs is required
  • TaCCs,COS, or other widely-recognized affordable housing compliance certification required
  • Experience with affordable housing recertification processes, project lease-up experience preferred, but not required
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite & Yardi (or other property management software)
  • Bachelor’s degree required, candidates with a JD are also encouraged to apply
  • Familiarity with BFH, DHCD and other Massachusetts and Boston agencies preferred
  • Detail oriented, organized, and strong analytical skills.
  • Creativity and initiative to work both independently as well as within a team while able to perform in a busy, changing, multi-tasking work environment.