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Leasing and Occupancy Specialist

Company: Property Management Community Corporation of Santa
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Position Overview The Leasing and Occupancy Specialist position is a full-time position. The Leasing and Occupancy (L&O) Specialist must be able to income qualify applicants for affordable rental housing where rents and incomes are restricted by government programs, including but not limited to the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program and the State of California---s Multifamily Housing Program (MHP) by gathering appropriate data/documentation from the applicant, verifying the accuracy of such data/documentation and completing the file. The L&O Specialist will also be responsible for processing and completing annual tenant income recertification paperwork. Candidate must be able to promptly, thoroughly and accurately complete paperwork for applicants seeking affordable housing in Santa Monica. Essential Position Responsibilities Pre-qualify applicants according to the regulations dictated by various funding programs for affordable housing such as LIHTC and MHP Prepare, review and/or sign new move-in files Prepare, review and/or sign income recertification---s Prepare open house materials and schedule dates Assist and help prepare for audits by funding agencies Organize applicant and tenant files to ensure timely completion of all steps in the leasing and/or recertification process Contribute to team efforts by assisting where needed Provide excellent customer service Prepare compliance summaries for each unit For households with Section 8 vouchers, complete paperwork and follow processes File, scan, copy and mail third party verifications. Other duties as assigned from time to time Maintain regular and consistent attendance and punctuality Skill Certification to lease properties financed with low income housing tax credits preferred Must have at least 4 years of LIHTC experience and be able to monitor CCSM---s compliance with affordable housing programs Must be detail oriented and organized and able to produce timely and accurate documents Able to work on multiple projects simultaneously Excellent written and verbal communication Excellent math skills Knowledge of fair housing rules and regulations, relevant California statues and rent control requirements as they apply to the leasing of rental housing for low income applicants Strong information technology skills in Microsoft Word and Excel; knowledge of Access or YARDI a plus, but not required Education and Experience Preferably, a college degree with at least 4 years of experience with affordable housing leasing and recertification processes and compliance with affordable housing programs Physical Requirements This position will require daily use of office equipment and moving around an office environment Office Location/Work Schedule/Work Environment Community Corp is ideally located in Santa Monica just steps away from the Third Street Promenade and a short walk to the Santa Monica Pier and beach. We offer a 9/80 work week whereby staff work 9 hour days, Monday through Thursday, and rotate working 8 hours on one Friday and off every other Friday. It is a business-causal yet professional and productive work environment. Travel Requirements Regular travel by car will be required primarily in Santa Monica to visit properties in the Community Corp portfolio. Leasing and Occupancy Specialist must have use of vehicle to travel within the Community Corp. service area. Leasing and Occupancy Specialist must possess and maintain a valid California driver---s license and legally required insurance and agree to allow Community Corp. to obtain access to the DMV pull report. Benefits & Compensation Benefits include medical, dental and 50k basic life insurance, voluntary life insurance, FSA, Employer Assistance Program, 403(b) and 4% match. As well as 11 paid holidays, 120 hours of sick and 4 weeks--- vacation. All new hires must successfully pass a background check. Company Description Community Corp. is a Santa Monica-based non-profit organization that restores, builds, and manages affordable housing for working families of modest means. By enhancing and increasing affordable housing, we improve neighborhoods, create an environment where people can thrive, and change thousands of lives. Our work contributes to the distinct character of Santa Monica, making it a more inclusive, caring, and environmentally sustainable city. In short, we advance the values that Santa Monica residents share --- and enrich our community. We are dedicated to providing exceptional housing opportunities. Our ---Tenant Selection Criteria--- guides selection and occupancy and are provided to help you understand our process. Our criteria follows required governmental regulations. These regulations may include guidelines from HUD, HCD, TCAC and City of Santa Monica. We work to meet our residents--- needs and exceed their expectations when it comes to leasing and maintaining their homes. If you are considering living in a Community Corp. residence, you can rest assured we---ll be there for you when you need us. Our entire team strives to conduct ourselves honestly, ethically, and in accordance with Fair Housing principles. We increase and improve Santa Monica---s affordable housing stock. Since our inception in 1982, the Housing Restoration and Production Department has managed the rehabilitation and construction of nearly 1,800 affordable homes. We oversee the acquisition of property, develop conceptual proposals, secure financing, and manage construction. In all of our properties, we strive to construct housing that is at the forefront of architectural innovation and environmental sustainability. We preserve historic buildings and construct new housing that is sensitive to the surrounding area---s scale and style, working to improve neighborhoods and strengthen communities.

Keywords: Property Management Community Corporation of Santa, Santa Monica , Leasing and Occupancy Specialist, Other , Santa Monica, California

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