Housing Opportunities Unlimited Employment Openings

Position: Relocation Coordinator

Location: Boston, MA

Hours: Full-Time

Overall responsibility for the administration and supervision of relocation tasks in compliance with the URA and/or other federal or state regulations.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee conducting and completion of relocation needs assessments within first two months of contract period.
  • Convene community meetings/drop-in sessions to discuss relocation program.
  • Draft and distribute notices to affected households regarding relocation program and household assessments.
  • Provide relocation counseling and assistance in compliance with Federal and State regulations.
  • Develop and implement Section 8 unit search (if vouchers issued) and landlord recruitment plans.
  • Administer relocation policies as outlined in HUD approved relocation plan.
  • Attend all informational sessions and conduct home visits.
  • Coordinate flow of information between HOU and residents.
  • Work with relocated residents to prepare them for re-occupancy, including assisting with good standing issues, preparing residents for re-occupancy screening, facilitating move services, etc.
  • Administer and monitor relocation funds, supplies, and other moving expenses and benefits.
  • Provide weekly and monthly reports to Central Office staff.
  • Submit necessary and requested information to representatives, as needed.
  • Initiate and/or maintain regularly scheduled communication, on-site management staff; establish collaborative working relationship with resident organization (if applicable), other personnel and other appropriate third-party supportive services providers.
  • Compose and submit all other relocation documents and/or plans required by HOU Central Office staff, in compliance with the URA.
  • Ensure all information and notices required under the URA are received by every eligible household.
  • Oversee administration of quarterly mail surveys to relocated residents.
  • Represent HOU to federal and local agencies of government, the private housing industry, and community groups as necessary.
  • Assure the implementation of adopted policies and procedures.
  • Update/maintain relocation files, database, lottery list and relocation tracking reports (Section 8, building-by-building, move-out, security deposit, RHP, school transfer); submit database to HOU Central Office staff monthly.
  • Assure the staff are appropriately trained and equipped to perform their assigned responsibilities.
  • Participate in weekly supervision and scheduled site meetings with Central Office staff.
  • Complete all tasks identified in site work plan and perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Required for the Position:

  • Fluency in predominant language of community.
  • Ability to implement and communicate federal policies and regulations.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Skills in sustaining a collaborative, teamwork environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask.
  • Some relocation experience or experience in a housing-community setting.
  • Knowledge of surrounding community and housing resources available.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access Database applications.
  • Leadership skills to develop and sustain a productive site during a demanding period of change.

Qualifications for the Position:

  • Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Experience: At least two years in a supervisory position. Additional experience beyond the minimum may be substituted for the Bachelor’s degree.
  • Language: Fluency in Spanish preferred.

Please email resumes to: Lanita McCormick at lmccormick@housingopportunities.com

 

 

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