AvalonBay Communities

  • Affordable Housing Specialist

    Posted Date 1 week ago(8/13/2018 9:53 AM)
    Job ID
    Experience (Years)
    US-NY-New York
    Position Type
    Full Time
    Job Type
    Non Exempt
  • Overview


    AvalonBay is proud to be named one of Glassdoor's Best Places to Work in 2018.


    Creating a better way to live is is the purpose that binds AvalonBay associates. At AvalonBay, every day you can make a difference in someone's life. We take that purpose seriously and expect you will as well. From helping someone choose one of our communities as their home to providing great service throughout a resident's stay to supporting your fellow associates, your positive, professional and consistent personal interactions make AvalonBay a great place to work. Our purpose and our core values - A Commitment to Integrity, A Spirit of Caring, and A Focus on Continuous Improvement - set us apart.


    So if you're looking for a rewarding career opportunity with the top property management organization in the country, we'd like to hear from you! We are looking for the right candidate to join our property operations team as an Affordable Housing Specialist to administer all activities related to affordable housing program compliance for a portfolio of assigned communities.

    The Role

    The Specialist Affordable Housing is responsible for completing all administrative activities related to Affordable Housing program compliance for a portfolio of assigned communities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

    • Ensures that all resident files are complete upon move-in/renewal income certification processes, including, but not limited to, supporting income documentation, executed income verification forms, and lease paperwork.
    • Responds to internal and external inquiries regarding AVB’s affordable housing program and provides guidance to on-site staff regarding new lease-ups to ensure compliance with program.
    • Assists Community Manager with conducting monthly lease expiration renewal process, including, but not limited to, researching payment histories, lease, and policy violations for submission to

      Landlord Tenant Department and creating and mailing renewal letters to residents and Housing Assistance Agencies.

    • Assists Affordable Housing with Housing Assistance (Section 8) documentation for move-in and renewals, which includes effective communication with Housing Authority and on-site leasing office for rental amount and lease begin date negotiation.
    • Processes and maintains annual Waitlist Management Update forms and deadlines to ensure accuracy of working affordable housing waitlist.
    • Reviews and processes waitlist applicant intake based upon income and household composition requirements, as well as community-submitted waitlist updates. Communicates with Community Manager/POD regarding renewal parameters.
    • Reviews and processes initial and annual income certifications for incoming and current residents, which includes timely follow-up regarding supporting income documentation and the return of executed lease documents.
    • Assists with move-in apartment offers.

    You Have...

    The perfect candidate will be flexible, detail-oriented, energetic, self-motivated, quick-thinking, and able to juggle multiple and diverse responsibilities with a strong emphasis on organization. This person should be enthusiastic and comfortable dealing with a wide variety of professionals. The candidate should be comfortable working both as part of a team and independently. He or she must maintain strict confidentiality in all matters, and have the willingness and ambition to learn and take on a variety of responsibilities. In addition, candidates should have a high school diploma or equivalency (GED) and at least one year of office administrative experience. On-site experience with affordable housing is desirable.

    Additional Info

    AvalonBay will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with requirements under the law.
    AvalonBay is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




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