The Office of Economic Development Division of Housing facilitates the development of viable urban neighborhoods by providing quality affordable housing, an enhanced living environment, and expanded economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income residents. The Housing Division offers finance assistance for residential housing, technical assistance for neighborhood revitalization, asset management and compliance assistance, and finance assistance for developers.
This position exists to achieve the goals related to affordable housing in ensuring delivery of services and products through housing programs and development. Services as they relate to the Five-year plan – Housing An Inclusive Denver, and products (units) as it relates to achieving goals as outlined in the annual action plan.
About Our Job
As a Housing Development Officer you will administer a variety of federally-funded Housing Programs and manage the development and financing of affordable housing projects , as well as other special needs projects, including analysis of housing development funding applications.
Additionally, in this Housing Development Officer position, you will:
Work with community organizations on affordable housing strategies and initiatives.
Coordinate Denver's affordable housing efforts with partner organizations to ensure that the City meets the projected housing goals under the Housing An Inclusive Denver Annual Action Plan.
Provide assistance on housing programs (i.e. HUD) to OED staff, developers, non profit service providers and the general public.
Meet with developers on housing projects, and meet with the state and CHFA and banks and other financiers on housing projects.
Answer questions on OED financing tools and present deals for approval to manager and loan review committee.
Act as a lead on the management of OED housing programs (i.e. tenant based rental assistance, housing counseling, down payment assistance).
Manage housing data, unit production and preservation, people served in programs. Generate outcomes for OED housing programs in partnership with the providers.
Monitor and evaluate, in conjunction with private/public providers, management systems and budgets for compliance, and reviews and analyzes reports and site plans for compliance.
Make presentations and provide information to Management, Executive Management, and Loan Review Committee.
Negotiate the terms of public service contracts and/or development proposals.
Evaluate multiple affordable housing development goals for appropriateness to Denver's housing goals and objectives.
Review funding applications and underwrite financing requests.
Coordinate financing with external funding agencies and organizations.
Administer federal and local funding programs per established rules and regulations.
Make recommendations regarding the use and funding level of federal and local loan and grant programs.
Our ideal candidate has:
3+ years experience in project development and negotiation, underwriting, tax credit financing, bond financing, and familiarity with one or more of the following HUD programs: HOME Investment Partnership, CDBG or HOPWA
Experience in project development
The ability to be an independent learner, who can take initiative and has a professional demeanor
Extreme attention to detail
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:
Education Requirement: Baccalaureate Degree in Business Administration, Finance, Economics, Urban Studies, Public Administration, or a related field.
Experience Requirement: Three years of professional level housing and/or economic development work.
Education/Experience Equivalency: A combination of appropriate education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements.
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