Rehabilitation Housing Program Specialist
Rehabilitation Housing Program Specialist
The Rehabilitation Housing Program Specialist provides intake services and assists clients in the preparation of loan and grant applications. The employee in this class analyzes applications, title and credit reports, recommends approval/disapproval and disposition of Program funds. The incumbent in this class monitors home rehabilitation loans in progress to verify compliance with Program requirements, approves payment requests from contractors, and initiates disbursement of Program funds. The Specialist provides supervision to contract architects. Tasks are performed under the general supervision of the Administration/Finance Division Chief.
- Administers the Home Rehab Loan Program (HRLP), prepares funding applications and implements the coordinated State/Federal rehabilitation program, prepares monthly reports and maintains program records and statistics;
- Monitor the Home Rehab Loan program for compliance with City, State and Federal program guidelines, procedures and codes, including Federal, State and local historic requirements;
- Works closely with contractors, consultants and homeowners in day-to-day work operations, processes and approves contractors' applications for payment and initiates disbursement of program funds;
- Monitors rehabilitation construction through review of work plan specifications, pre-rehab and post-rehab home inspections to ensure elimination of all code violations, adherence to program guidelines, cost effective rehab, quality of work, timely completions, adherence to homeowner-contractor agreement and homeowner satisfaction;
- Contracting Officer Technical Representative for architectural and engineering contractors providing services to the Rental Accessibility Modification Program (RAMP) and the Home Rehabilitation Loan Program (HRLP);
- Contracts, assigns and supervises Contract Architects/Engineers in the preparation of a Project Schematic Design, Project Design Development, Preparation of Construction Documents, Project Bidding, and Construction Administration;
- Prepares and records Deeds of Trust, prepares Deed of Trust Notes, Loan Agreements, Homeowner-Contractor Agreements, Construction Change Orders and Loan Modifications, and provides settlement instructions to settlement companies;
- Monitors rehabilitation of multifamily properties where the City has provided financial support, and coordinates resolution of any issues that arise, related to the project, with appropriate city departments;
- Assists with administration of the Rental Accessibility Modification Program (RAMP), as/when needed, including determining client eligibility pursuant to the terms of the grant program, coordination with multifamily property owners or their onsite representative regarding the project, arranging client relocation, as/if needed, coordinating with architects to develop a project scope and plan, and contracting for and monitoring the modification work, including disbursement of payments according to the contract;
- Performs related work as required.
The Ideal Candidate
To qualify for this position, all candidates must possess four-year college degree; three years of experience in mortgage financing and lending or providing guidance and assistance in the purchase of property acquisition and completion of college-level courses in a relevant field; or at least two years' experience working with housing and community development programs in either the public or private sector. Good knowledge of and experience with home loan programs, parameters, regulations, policies and procedures. One year of experience and understanding of planning, monitoring, and analysis, and the ability to process loan applications; ability to provide effective supervision to contract architects and engineers; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
To be considered an ideal candidate, a candidate must possess a Master's Degree with completion of college-level courses in urban affairs, community planning, sociology, structural engineering, building construction, construction management or a related field; five or more years of experience in real estate practices and procedures; good knowledge of Federal, State and other government and private financing programs; three years of experience in a housing rehabilitation loan program at the Federal, State, or local level; three years of experience in the successful management of public service program and activities, with single family loan management.
About the Department
The Office of Housing coordinates and administers City housing and housing-related programs and services and makes recommendations to the City Manager and City Council on housing policy and potential affordable housing investments. Its major divisions are Program Administration, Landlord-Tenant Relations, and Program Implementation. If you are curious for a broader view of our City government click here, or for a broader view of the City of Alexandria click here.