LEASING/RECERTIFICATION SPECIALIST

Job Locations US-NY-New York
ID
2022-1186
Category
Administrative/Clerical
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

WHO WE ARE:

Stanton Norfolk Property Management Company oversees and maintains more than 600 rental apartments in the Chinatown/Lower East Side neighborhood in New York City and 231 units at One Flushing, a 100% affordable complex AAFE co-developed in the heart of Downtown Flushing, Queens. A division of Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE), the nonprofit organization is dedicated to operating one of the city’s most respected affordable housing portfolios. The majority of the apartments owned and managed by Stanton Norfolk are reserved for individuals and families earning below 60% of Area Median Income (AMI). The organization operates 36 buildings across Lower Manhattan, including 40 commercial spaces. Stanton Norfolk has received the highest possible “Exemplary” rating from NeighborWorks America, which conducts annual audits of the organization’s housing portfolio. 

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Affordable Housing Compliance Specialist will work within the Property Management Marketing Department and will be responsible for screening applicants and calculating applicant income to determine eligibility for new affordable housing developments. 

Responsibilities

  • Works directly with affordable housing applicants to request and obtain required documentation
  • Reviews and calculates applicant-provided income and asset information
  • Analyzes documentation to determine if follow-up information is required
  • Complete and send the third- party verifications on a daily basis
  • Follow-up and contact the third-parties (such as employers and bank institutions) to get the 3 party verifications returned by fax or to seek verbal clarification
  • Organize applicant files in the designated order
  • Maintains detailed logs of applicant files in process; tracks deadlines for applicant submission of required documents
  • Process files and prepare the Tenant Income Certification form (TIC) in accordance with City, State and Federal program guidelines
  • Submit the completed applicant files to the VP of Marketing and/or Project Manager for review in a timely manner
  • Respond and complete additional updates promptly after review by VP of Marketing and/or Project Manager
  • Assist management with any necessary administrative work within the marketing department as needed

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or any combination of High School degree or equivalent with any experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the job responsibilities. 
  • Proficiency in data analysis and regulatory agreement review.
  • Thorough understanding of the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) program including LIHTC or comparable certifications/experience.
  •  Excellent computer skills, including a high degree of proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite
  • ·Strong organizational skills with demonstrated attention to detail and focus.
  • Strong analytical, verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to present information to a diverse client base- specifically racially, ethnically and socially diverse.
  • Bilingual/Fluent in English/Mandarin or English/Spanish
  • Must be able to maintain confidentiality of sensitive materials and information
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple complex projects

Expectations

EXPECTATIONS & HOW WE WORK:

We believe that the people and the communities that we have the privilege to serve, deserve our very best every day.  We are a results-driven organization that focuses on inclusiveness, empowerment and impact. AAFE employees are accountable, collaborative and strong communicators with a core strength of community service and development.  We are strategic thinkers who are committed to racial equality and treating each other, and the communities we serve, with respect and dignity.  We have an aptitude for technology and a strong desire to continuously learn. This philosophy expands to the way we manage our work and the way we put our best foot forward.  All employees are expected to adhere to the following:  

 

  • Ensure compliance with all grant/contract requirements
  • Work as part of a team in supporting other AAFE/Stanton Norfolk program contracts and projects 
  • Provide quality customer service to both internal and external partners and co-workers. 
  • Support efforts that ensure a safe and healthy work environment.
  • Understand and embrace the value in collaborating with people of diverse cultures, races, genders, ethnicities, beliefs, experiences and ideas.
  • An understanding of the concepts of institutional and structural racism and bias and their impact on underserved and underrepresented communities.
  • Maintain a positive, helpful attitude.
  • Enjoy your time at work!

 

COMPENSATION:

Stanton Norfolk  offers rich benefits, recognition, opportunities for professional growth and competitive salaries.  Salary offers will be based on the candidate’s experience in similar roles.

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