Current Job Opening - Occupancy Specialist HCV (Housing Choice Voucher)

The Housing Authority of the City of Hartford
 is looking for an
 Occupancy Specialist – HCV

Full time position with benefits.  Salary is up to $50,000.

Some Duties Include:

  • Performs complicated mathematical exercises, involving problem solving.
  • Enters and retrieves information concerning applicants and tenants using a personal computer.
  • Answers telephone inquiries and provides information as necessary.
  • Observes strict confidentiality in maintaining restricted files and records.
  • Performs Annual and Interim Recertifications of tenants.
  • Ensures accuracy of information submitted by applicants.
  • Processes and reviews applications for housing; calculates and verifies all sources of applicant’s income; determines eligibility.
  • Calculates, and explains to applicant, the projected rent, utility allowances, payment standards and program requirements, as applicable, in assigned program.
  • Prepares and processes paperwork relating to lease agreements and placements.
  • Prepares and negotiates contract/lease packages.
  • Processes HAP payments in HCV Program.
  • Mediates tenant/landlord issues when appropriate in HCV Program.
  • Provides information to the applicant concerning the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of the program and the Authority.
  • Coordinates with HQS the scheduling of inspections of requested housing units; requests initial HQS inspection and follows up.

Some of Qualifications Include:

  • Graduation from high school/GED required.  Associates Degree in Business, Social Work, Counseling, Psychology or some closely related field preferred.
  • HCV certification required within six months of date of employment
  • Four (4) years full time work experience is required, with exposure to public agencies preferred, as an interviewer, involving public contact in the social services. Community group work experience desirable.
  • Considerable knowledge of the function and organization of the Authority and its various departments
  • Bilingual English/Spanish desirable

You may apply by emailing your resume

Deadline: Open Until Filled

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