Northwest Georgia Housing Authority, a leader in quality housing, is currently accepting applications for the following position:

CHOICE NEIGHBORHOOD PLANNING MANAGER

This is a full-time position. The Choice Neighborhood Planning Manager, under the supervision of the Executive Director is responsible for providing communities with small grants to strengthen the community, build partnerships, secure resources, and create a shared vision for neighborhood revitalization. The Choice Neighborhood Planning Manager is responsible in coordinating the planning of NWGHA and the City of Rome’s HUD Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant, working with the Planning Coordinator, to develop the Transformation Plan for the John Graham Homes Community and the surrounding neighborhood to achieve the goals of the HUD Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant.

The successful candidate must have bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Urban Affairs, Urban Planning, Real Estate Development, Public Policy, Social Sciences, or related area of study with a minimum of five (5) years of related work experience. Salary commensurate with experience.

Resumes may be faxed to 706-378-7929, by email tmurfree@nwgha.com, or qualified applicants may apply in person at 326 West 9th Street, Rome, Georgia, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. EOE



TO: Members of the Georgia Association of Housing and Redevelopment Authorities
RE: 2019 Scholarship Program
DATE: January 13, 2020

The GAHRA Scholarship Committee is privileged to announce that this year GAHRA will be awarding up to $37,500 in scholarship funds to graduating high school seniors and adult students of GAHRA member agencies.

For high school students, GAHRA will fund academic scholarships for programs leading to an undergraduate degree as well as vocational/technical scholarships. In addition, SERC/NAHRO will fund two academic scholarships. For adult students, GAHRA will fund academic scholarships and vocational/technical scholarships.

Please identify your prospective candidates and inform them of this opportunity immediately. The enclosed eligibility and application materials are separated into two packets – one for high school students and one for adult students. Please copy and distribute to your candidates as needed. Your authority should solicit as many students as possible to determine your authority’s applicants. Only one academic and one vocational/technical application per authority may be submitted to the Scholarship Committee for the High School Student Scholarships. Similarly, only one academic and one vocational/technical application per authority may be submitted to the Scholarship Committee for the Adult Student Scholarships. Therefore, the maximum number of total submissions for any authority/agency would be four, one only in each of the four categories.

Completed high school and adult student applications should be received at your authority in time for you to screen and rank them before submitting your top candidates to GAHRA for consideration. As a GAHRA member, you may set your own deadline for the applications to be returned to you.  However, your authority’s nomination(s) must then be submitted to the appropriate GAHRA Scholarship Committee no later than March 20, 2020

High School Student Applications

Completed High School Student applications should be submitted to Danita Wiggins, Albany Housing Authority, P.O. Box 485, Albany, GA 31702.  A hard copy AND an electronic copy of the application is required.  Electronic copies should be submitted to:  dwiggins@albanyha.com

Adult Student Applications
Completed Adult Student applications should be submitted to Brenda Smith, Dublin Housing Authority, 500 W. Mary Street, Dublin, GA 31021.  A hard copy AND an electronic copy of the application is required.  Electronic copies should be submitted to: dhousing@bellsouth.net

All applicants and sponsoring housing authorities will be notified of selection or non-selection for a personal interview around mid-April. Scholarship awards will be announced on May 18, 2020, following interviews with the finalists at the GAHRA Spring Conference to be held in Jekyll Island, Georgia.

Authorities submitting applications to GAHRA are requested to publicize their winner(s) in the local media. They are also encouraged to seek local scholarships both to supplement this program and to highlight education as a means of success for our residents.

Thank you for participating in the 2020 Scholarship Program!

Danita Wiggins, Chair                                             Brenda Smith, Vice Chair
Scholarship Committee                                          Scholarship Committee

FULL-TIME MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN

The Housing Authority of the City of McDonough is seeking a Full-Time Maintenance Technician. The MHA is a small housing authority with a total of 118 low-income public housing units on three sites.

This type of work involves the performance of diversified duties in connection with repairs to and maintenance of buildings and grounds requiring many skills such as carpentry for woodwork repairs, plumbing repairs, electrical and painting work. The qualified individual is expected to have general knowledge of and manual skills in repairing such items as plumbing, heating valves and pipes, electrical switches, water heaters, stoves, refrigerators, windows, doors, mechanical equipment and carrying out a full set of maintenance duties. The Maintenance Laborer may be required to work under inclement and undesirable conditions. The qualified individual will sometimes work independently and other times he/she will work closely with supervision. Work is often reviewed while in progress and upon completion for quality and timeless of performance.

Candidate must have a valid Georgia driver’s license, High School Diploma or GED equivalent. Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and background check. Five (5) years of experience in building maintenance, plumbing, painting, cleaning and/or an equivalent combination of technical training and experience to meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must have a valid State of Georgia vehicle driver’s license. Must be bondable. HVAC certification or ability to obtain EPA certification for the proper handling of Freon and other refrigerants within twelve (12) months. Must be able to lift large items, climb, stoop, stand for long periods, carry, load and unload, move large items and other related physical activities common to maintenance work.

Resumes and employment applications will be accepted through December 19, 2019 at 12pm at the information listed below. You can come by our office for an employment application. Candidates are encouraged to review the qualification requirements and submit specific evidence of experience in the above areas. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Resumes should be submitted to:

Khristian Ralls, Office Administrator McDonough Housing Authority P.O. Box 23 345 Simpson Street McDonough, GA 30253 Fax: 770-957-1593 Email: sburton@mcdonoughha.org

Northwest Georgia Housing Authority, a leader in quality housing, is currently accepting applications for the position of:

DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

This is a full-time position, requiring knowledge of financial operations, laws and terminology. Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Finance is the chief financial officer and is responsible for administering the fiscal operation of the Authority, including accounting, financial reporting, budgeting and budgetary controls. The Director of Finance must understand the Authority’s mission and assist the Executive Director in the development of the mission and the means of attaining the goals of the Authority. The position is responsible for the direction, supervision and fiscal affairs of the procurement and the nonprofit functions of the authority.

The successful candidate must have a four-year degree, preferably a master’s degree from an accredited college/university. In addition, experience in accounting, finance, public administration or a related field. Salary commensurate with experience.

Resumes may be faxed to 706-378-7929, by email tmurfree@nwgha.com or qualified applicants may apply in person at 326 West 9th Street, Rome, Georgia, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. EOE

Cordele Housing Authority is seeking a full time Maintenance Technician. Under the direction of the Facilities Management Director, performs a variety of skilled trade and labor activities. This position is responsible for completing physical work tasks related to the maintenance, improvement, and safety of assigned Public Housing properties managed by the Authority.  The successful candidate must have experience in routine electrical, plumbing, HVAC, carpentry, painting, general repair, appliance repair, vacancy preparation, preventive maintenance and related disciplines. Trade licenses/certifications are highly desirable.

The individual must be able to complete assigned work orders efficiently. Maintains open communication with management, consistently maintains a professional, courteous attitude with residents, co-workers and the general public; attends and participates in training seminars as requested and performs on-call emergency service as required.

The ideal candidate possess a high school diploma  and has a minimum of four years’ experience performing general maintenance duties at a multifamily rental property; or any equivalent combination of education, training, trade licenses/certifications and experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Salary is commensurate with education, trade licenses/certifications and experience. CHA provides a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical insurance, life insurance, retirement benefits, paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation days.

Applicant must successfully complete a drug screen, have a clean driving record with the Department of Motor Vehicles, and pass a criminal history/law enforcement background check.

Position is open until filled. For more information or to apply, qualified applicants may email resume and cover letter to beth@cordelehousing.com  No phone calls please.

Cordele Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer.

Under the supervision of the Finance Director, this employee is responsible for performing a variety of tasks as they relate to Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability activity including all required forms, receipts and deposits, collections, records maintenance and other related financial tasks as required.

Associate Degree in Business Administration, Accounting or closely related field; considerable work experience in the preparation and maintenance of financial records; or some equivalent combination of education and experience.

A combination of education and appropriate experience will be given consideration. Salary to be determined accordingly.  A full position description is available on the agency’s website www.hafc.org.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter of interest and resume to jobs07@hafc.org

Position is open until filled. No faxes, please. EOE.

The Housing Authority of Fulton County, Georgia (HAFC) is seeking an experienced Finance Director. As of September 2018, the HAFC currently owns and/or manages Housing Choice Vouchers (847); Ports administered by HAFC (1313); Mixed-Finance ACC Units (132); RAD/Project-Based Vouchers (100); Project-Based Vouchers (90); and Bond-Financed Properties (6).

The Finance Director is responsible to administrate and lead the financial functions of the HAFC which requires the individual to direct, monitor and implement the financial activities of the agency and its affiliated nonprofit and not-for-profit affiliates. The work involves ensuring maximum utilization of a variety of administrative and supervisory skills including maintaining financial records and preparing reports; reviewing and approving general ledger entries; and, preparing, monitoring bond compliance and collections, preparing the operating budget with the Executive Direct the analyzing the agency’s operating budgets. Reports to the Executive Director and assists on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting needs and the securing of new funding. Maintains expert knowledge of Conventional Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher Program to include Project-Based Vouchers, Tax Credits, Bond Financing, Capital Fund and Mixed-Finance Development.

The position requires a minimum of Bachelor’s degree with major study in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field from an accredited college or university and five (5) years’ progressive experience in related field to include, supervision at a department level position preferably in a housing type organization employing computerized data base systems. Strong finance/accounting, analytical, organizational, management, and communications skills, and prior experience in interpreting governmental regulations and regulatory enforcement or compliance, required. Knowledge of the general operation and procedures of a Public Housing Agency.

A combination of education and appropriate experience will be given consideration with preference to applicants holding CPA or MBA status. Salary to be determined accordingly. A full position description is available on the Agency website www.hafc.org.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter of interest and resume jobs01@hafc.org. Position is open until filled. No faxes, please. EOE.

Public Housing Applications Specialist

$13-$15/hour to start commensurate with experience and education.

Submit application and/or resume with qualifications in writing to:

Ms. Heather H. McNair
Director of Human Resources
Augusta Housing Authority
1435 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30901

The statements contained here reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individual may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the work load.

  • Receives applications, conducts interviews, and reviews applications of prospective tenants for public housing and tax credit properties, assisting applicants in the completion of forms and identification of required documentation.
  • Verifies information submitted including income, age, preferences, etc. and ranks applications according to required policies.
  • Computes applicant income, deductions, and completes required forms.
  • Makes unit offers based on established policies and procedures.
  • Calculates adjusted income and computes tentative rent for applicants.
  • Collects deposits and verifies capabilities of establishing utilities after accepted offer.
  • Explains tenant responsibilities to applicants.
  • Handles inquiries from applicants concerning the application process.
  • Maintains the official waiting lists of eligible applicants for public housing and low-income housing tax credit properties.
  • Reviews applicant files on a periodical basis to update information on prospective tenants and place non-respondents in inactive file.
  • Assimilates and enters data into computer system.
  • Sends out consent forms for information on each applicant to the Sheriff’s Department, Department of Family and Children Services, Social Security Administration, Banking Institutions, Landlords, etc.
  • Approves or rejects an applicant based upon instructions and HUD guidelines.
  • Prepares tenant file folders and makes any other arrangements, as required, prior to tenant occupancy.
  • Prepares letters and other office forms and records.
  • Purges the waiting list according to Authority policy, as required.
  • Conducts briefings to applicants approved for housing assistance.
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Required Knowledge and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the general operations and procedures of a Public Housing Agency (PHA).
  • Knowledge of the purposes, policies, and regulations as established by the Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy (ACOP) as well as the Board of Commissioners and/or as set forth by HUD regulations.
  • Knowledge of modern office equipment including copiers, personal computers, mainframe terminals, calculators, facsimile machines, etc.
  • Knowledge of interviewing techniques and of record maintenance.
  • Ability to make moderately complex computations with speed and accuracy.
  • Ability to understand and follow quickly and accurately written and oral instructions.
  • Ability to understand, act on, and interpret policies, regulations, and procedures as set forth by the Housing Authority.
  • Ability to present ideas and information in a clear and concise manner, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to make routine decisions in accordance with administrative rules, regulations, and policies and to explain selection rules and procedures to prospective tenants in an objective and impartial manner.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and professional working relationships with co-workers, vendors, contractors, residents, HUD, and local, state, and federal officials; ability to communicate with people from a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Ability to work in less than ideal office conditions, e.g. noise, high traffic areas, etc.

Physical Requirements

Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines including computers, copiers, printers, facsimile machines, telephones, etc. Must be able to work, move, or carry objects or materials such as files, computer printouts, reports, calculators, pencils, legal pads, etc. Must be able to lift twenty (20) to twenty-five (25) pounds. Must be able to bend and stoop as required.

Minimum Education, Training, and/or Experience

Graduation from a standard high school, preferably including courses in business practices with at least two (2) years experience in clerical work, including public contact work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience to meet the required knowledge, and abilities.

Special Requirements

  • Certification as a Public Housing Occupancy, Eligibility, Income and Rent Calculation Specialist within 12 months of employment.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • relevant: 2 years (Preferred)
  • public contact work: 2 years (Required)
  • Customer Service Skills: 2 years (Required)
  • clerical/administrative skills: 2 years (Preferred)
  • public administration: 1 year (Preferred)
  • social work: 1 year (Preferred)

License:

  • Drivers License (Required)

Work Location:

  • One location

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • No weekends
  • Day shift
  • 8 hour shift

The Marietta Housing Authority (MHA) is seeking an organized and energetic individual experienced with the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program to work with families to determine eligibility for the HCV Program.  MHA’s HCV Program has over 2500 vouchers, 475 portability vouchers and is a High Performing Section 8 HCV Program Authority.  A Housing Specialist must have the ability to input data into MHA software for required HCV Program reports, to interpret MHA’s Administrative plan, to interact with landlords and families, to ensure compliance with federal requirements and to provide excellent customer service.  A successful candidate must pass MHA background checks.   

Salary range begins at $35,399.  MHA offers an excellent benefits package.  MHA is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please address all inquiries to:              
Marietta Housing Authority                                                                        Attention:  Brandie Garner
95 Cole Street
Marietta, Georgia 30060

bgarner@mariettahousingauthority.org