The Homeownership Coordinator is responsible for implementing the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Homeownership Option, conducting outreach and marketing, establishing and maintaining a working relationship with partners, including financial institutions and counseling agencies, determining participants’ eligibility, monitoring progress, and maintaining program records. Provides excellent service to program's internal and external customers.
Conducts outreach and marketing efforts to attract eligible families to participate in the Homeownership Option . Presents and describes program to various public and community-based organizations.
Ensures the delivery of customer service through timely closure of relevant issues and information flow back to the clients/landlords or lenders.
Ensures that families applying for homeownership option are assessed and determined eligible for the Homeownership Option .
Analyze applicants' financial status, and credit, to determine feasibility of granting loans
Sees that eligible families are referred to a homeownership-counseling agency. Monitors counseling agencies’ activities, ensuring that they offer appropriate counseling in accordance with their contract and HUD approved housing counseling agencies’ guidelines.
Monitors families’ progress and when pre-purchase counseling is complete, provides a list of preferred financial institutions, reviews and approves homebuyers’ financing prior to purchase, as well as HQS and Home Inspection reports.
Ensures that families are supported through closing and move; assign and monitor post purchase counseling agency upon home purchase.
Maintains tracking system to monitor status of all families participating in Homeownership Option Program.
Prepares and submits reports weekly, monthly and quarterly as required, of all homeownership program activities.activity.
Ability to attend meetings and events during non-business hours.
Other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
Bachelors Degree required or 5 years relevant experience in lieu of a degree.
Experience in banking and/or mortgage lending required.
HCV occupancy certification by Quadel within 60 days of hire.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the HCV Program, the Homeownership program, and the Miami Dade housing area.
Knowledge of Miami Dade County community groups, social service agencies, vocational services and other self-sufficiency resources.
Ability to understand, interpret, apply and explain federal and agency policies, regulations, and procedures.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with socio-economic and ethnically diverse populations.
Demonstrated interviewing and assessment skills.
Ability to effectively communicate verbally, individually and in-groups, with internal contacts, tenants, property owners, and other external contacts as appropriate.
Ability to effectively deliver presentations to groups.
Ability to effectively write letters, reports, procedures, maintain documentation and complete required forms.
Ability to compile and organize reports.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively on a team.
Ability to read, write, and speak English. Spanish and/or Creole language skills are a plus.