Housing Coordinator

Full-time
City of Thornton
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JOIN OUR TEAM AS HOUSING COORDINATOR. WE ADDRESS THE EXCITING, SIGNIFICANT, AND VARIED GROWTH IN THE CITY OF THORNTON!

The City of Thornton is a great place to live, work, grow and play.  Thornton is a diverse community with a strong commitment to quality of life and environmental issues. The city’s location also provides an excellent environment for cultural, recreational, and outdoor enthusiasts. This position provides the opportunity to be a part of the team helping bring affordable housing to the city and help residents age-in-place.

Under direction, coordinates and conducts the housing programs, projects and activities for the city of Thornton, including affordable housing and housing rehabilitation.

This position is posted through 5:00 p.m. (MST) June 19, 2024.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

(Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. The list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

Conducts, promotes, and coordinates a variety of housing programs, projects, and activities. These programs and activities include, but are not limited to, administering processes for housing rehabilitation programs, organizing and hosting educational workshops and meetings, sharing resources with people, networking with service providers, developing handbooks and resource materials, collecting information on the local housing market, and creating housing and program summaries and reports.

Implements housing strategies to achieve the city’s goals and the housing goals of the city’s Community Development Block Grant’s (CDBG) Consolidated Plan. Implements housing strategies to achieve the city’s goals and the housing goals of the Consolidated Plan. Uses creative strategies to improve the implementation of these goals.

Provides secondary application reviews for the Water Assistance Program. May serve as the primary application reviewer.  Maintains awareness of available utility assistance programs. Distributes applications for outside energy assistance programs.

Reviews and processes applications for grants, loans, or bond assignments according to regulations, policies, and procedures. Coordinates inspections and works with program contractors. Tracks and facilitates project work process and completion. Coordinates inspections and works with program contractors. Tracks and facilitates project work process and completion. Reports on the status of programs, projects, issues, legislation, and other matters.

Presents information at meetings, workshops, and other events to explain housing programs. Creates printed and digital informational materials; writes and produces letters, public notices, forms, and articles for city newsletters.

Collaborates with housing service providers, property managers of multifamily housing complexes, local realtor associations, and other divisions or governmental agencies. Keeps a database of available affordable housing within the city and current housing needs.

Researches, collects, and tracks data and information on housing in the city, including foreclosure numbers, voucher numbers, housing price ranges/rental rates, vacancy rates, amount of senior living options, information on rental assistance, home repair and modification programs, weatherization assistance, and programs that improve home safety. Prepares periodic reports for housing activities in accordance with all technical requirements. Creates and maintains accurate and complete file systems, databases and contact lists.

Participates in the creation of housing, neighborhood revitalization, and community development plans; code revisions; and other housing assessments.

Partners with housing development organizations to promote accessible and affordable housing. May assist with facilitating the city processes associated with the development of new or renovation of existing, housing projects.

Responds effectively to housing-related issues and requests for information by phone, in writing, or in person from residents, outside organizations, associations, property managers, city boards, commissions, and staff; explains program procedures, rights, and responsibilities of homeowners, renters or property managers; helps people identify the most appropriate service, program, or funding source; identifies sensitive or complex issues and brings them to the immediate attention of management.

Analyzes community needs to identify gaps in housing or services; maintains knowledge of issues, trends, and opportunities relevant to housing and homelessness prevention; provides pertinent information and recommendations to management to prepare for potential impacts; and uses new opportunities to improve housing support programs.

Identifies grant opportunities and may prepare grant applications for affordable housing projects or programs.

Partners with non-profit and government partners to expand housing opportunities for residents and coordinates outreach of services.

Attends numerous internal and external training opportunities.

May work evenings and weekends, as required.

Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in community organization, development or planning; urban studies; real estate; social sciences; public administration; finance; or related field from an accredited college or university. Three years’ experience working in the coordination and/or development of affordable housing programs, projects, activities, services, or organizations that provide housing programs. Project management experience highly desired. Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. Bilingual skills in English/Spanish preferred.

Licensing/Certification Requirements:
Will need the ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as the job requires.
Debbie Pierce

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