Compliance Specialist (Affordable Housing)

Minneapolis, MN

Accepting applications until filled.

Who We Are

Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering low-income people to become self-reliant through integrated services. When joining PPL, you become a part of a diverse team whose goal is to assist our residents and communities with the groundwork they need, not only to survive but also to thrive. We are eager to welcome others to our team who are dedicated to serving our residents and pursuing our mission to build the hope, assets, and self-reliance of individuals and families who have lower incomes by providing transformative affordable housing and employment readiness services.

 

Job Summary

The Affordable Housing Compliance Specialist will assist with the day-to-day operations and management of PPL’s Tax Credit and other funding programs that require detailed income verifications and periodic reporting to other agencies. The Compliance Specialist will keep up to date on all changes in affordable housing regulations. Responsible to assists in the distribution and training of compliance information to property management personnel, track timeliness and accuracy of household certifications submitted by property management, and assist with pre-audit file reviews and file audits by monitoring agencies.

As an Affordable Housing provider, PPL is responsible for monitoring, reporting, and regulating compliance of our portfolio of more than 1,100 units of affordable or supportive housing throughout the Twin Cities metro area. This position provides valuable experience and training to applicants who are just starting their careers in the Affordable Housing Compliance field and are interested in improving their skills and knowledge. 

Now is a great time to join our growing team of property management professionals as we increase housing production, strengthen resident stability through supportive services, and cultivate and implement an effective housing management strategy.


Temporary remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

 

Job duties and responsibilities include:

  • Familiar with, knowledgeable on, and follows the federal, state, and local laws and regulations and guidelines established by the respective governing agencies as they relate to compliance of assigned properties including; not limited to LIHTC, HOME, CDBG, TIF, AHP, AHIF, Minnesota Housing Deferred Loans and Grants, LTH, etc., and keep current on all updates and changes in affordable housing programs and requirements
  • Monitors compliance activities to ensure the timely and accurate gathering of initial, interim and annual resident eligibility verifications
  • Ensures tenant files are program compliant, as it relates to program eligibility, documentation, and filing requirements by reviewing and approving property management generated resident file documentation and certification packets and by performing pre-audit file reviews
  • Ensures properties employ the correct leasing procedures (including tenant screening) and forms and comply with applicable leasing laws.
  • Timely and accurate preparation, submission and tracking of assigned rental assistance funding from MHFA and other agencies that provide Section 8-like rental subsidy (e.g., Continuum of Care, Housing Trust Fund, NAZ-ATS)
  • Timely and accurate data entry of pertinent resident and compliance data in Yardi, the Compliance Dashboard, PORT and other databases (s), which identify and track the compliance status of all programs for which PPL is responsible
  • Provides continued support and guidance on compliance matters by responding to compliance-related questions from property management personnel and providing clear and concise written notification and interpretations of program regulations and changes.
  • Works with Lead Compliance Specialist and Compliance Manager to develop action plans for non-compliant properties
  • Collaborates with property management personnel on gathering audit response documentation as required comprehensively and consistently. Ensure timely response delivery by stipulated deadlines
  • Coordinates with Lead Compliance Specialist, Compliance Manager, and Regional Property Manager to provide orientation and training to new Assistant Property Managers and new Property Managers.
  • Assesses and make recommendations to the Lead Compliance Specialist and the Compliance Manager regarding compliance procedures and training needs for property management personnel
  • Completes annual/quarterly/monthly compliance reporting as required
  • Regularly visits all properties in assigned portfolio

 

A detailed job description is available upon request or when selected for the next phase of the hiring process.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent; post-secondary education preferred
  • Tax Credit Compliance Specialist (TCCS) or Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS) designation preferred or successful completion of at least one within 1 year.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience as a compliance specialist, site manager, or assistant manager responsible for processing paperwork and regulation compliance for a property or properties with LIHTC and/or HUD Program, such as HOME or Project-Based Section 8.
  • Familiarity with low-income housing funding mechanisms, including operating subsidy programs and compliance-related issues
  • Creative problem-solving skills, excellent organization and planning skills, sound judgment and the ability to make decisions
  • Ability to deal with shifting priorities, multiple tasks, and deadlines
  • Possesses initiative and thrives in a fast-paced work environment
  • Solid time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Excellent attention to details
  • Is team-oriented and flexible in assuming new responsibilities as they arise
  • Proficient computer literacy, including Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word
  • Demonstrates cultural competence with diverse populations
  • Able to work independently according to specific directions and timelines

 

Benefits: Health & Dental; Employer Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance, Employer Paid Life Insurance; Paid Parental Leave; Voluntary Life Insurance; Health Savings Account (HSA) or Flexible Spending Account (FSA); PTO & Paid Holidays; 403(b) Retirement Plan with Employer Match; Summer half-day Fridays; an impactful presence in an organization that makes a difference in many lives.

 

Salary: $19.00-$21.00/hr., DOQ


How to Apply: The process includes phone screens and in-person interviews, reference, and background checks for final candidates. PPL strives to be an equitable and inclusive organization committed to elevating the voices of the communities we serve those who are disproportionately affected by systemic inequities. Persons of color, women, members of the LGBTQ community, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates can apply online via this link https://www.ppl-inc.org/careers. Include a cover letter and resume. Questions about the position can be sent to hr@ppl-inc.org.

 

PPL is an EEO/AA employer. PPL participates in the federal E-verify program to confirm the identity and employment authorization of all newly hired employees.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the organization will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.