Housing Counselor

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Located in Waco,TX

Salary: $14.40

Monday-Thursday, 7:30AM-5:30PM and off every FRIDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY!!!

$14.40/hr. to start.

Interested candidates MUST have experience working in an Apartment Complex office or, have experience working with Section 8 and HUD programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for implementing the complete leasing cycle under the Section 8 Certificates and Voucher program. Performs a variety of tasks related to the Section 8 leasing cycle.

Specific duties will include the following:

  • Interviews applicants, obtains, verifies and calculates all sources of income and resources to determine financial eligibility of applicants.
  • Conducts yearly reviews of residents' family income and make-up of household members to determine continued eligibility and benefit level and processes adjustments when warranted.
  • Issues Certificate and/or Voucher from waiting lists or transfers.
  • Calculates rents and executes Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) contracts.
  • Receives and reconcile funds owed to the agency by repayment agreement or damage claim.
  • Maintain resident and landlord files and documents historical log for each resident.
  • Answers resident and landlord inquire and provides information on status of rent, damage claims, property corrections, etc.
  • Pulls files for re-examinations, makes revisions, calculates rent adjustments, notifies resident and landlord orally and/or in writing of changes and schedules appointment for re-exam conferences, etc.
  • Requests and schedules appointment for inspections/re-inspections and prepares inspection form.
  • Prepares data sheet for accountants.
  • Establish and maintain contact with community social service agencies, gather information and refer residents as necessary.
  • Counsel residents and assists in resolution of problems between owners and residents.
  • Performs clerical duties such as answering telephone, general typing, filing and mailing correspondence.
  • Performs other related Section 8 duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • High School graduate of GED.
  • Three to five years of experience in related area, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of general office practices and procedures, business English and basic arithmetic.
  • Some knowledge of standard bookkeeping principles, practices, and techniques.
  • Knowledge of HUD and Authority policies, procedures and practices pertaining to the Section 8 programs.
  • Skill in operating general office machines and computers.
  • Ability to communicate and relate to persons of diverse backgrounds and abilities and establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and residents.
  • Bondability, valid Texas driver's license and eligibility for coverage under fleet auto insurance.
  • Prefer bilingual English/Spanish candidates.

Express Office: Waco
6321 Sanger
Waco, TX 76710
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