Housing Administrator/Inspector
Thresholds - Chicago, IL

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Thresholds is Illinois' oldest and largest provider of services to people living with severe and persistent mental illness. Thresholds celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009 and looks forward to continuing its mission to help its members reclaim their lives and achieve hopeful and successful futures. With its 30 service locations and more than 75 housing developments in the Chicago area, Thresholds is a recognized leader in mental health recovery. Thresholds provides excellent opportunities for career development and promotion and has been voted as one of Chicago’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to work for in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. Thresholds encourages individuals who have experienced mental health recovery to apply. EOE M/F/D/V

The Housing Administrator/Inspector is responsible for conducting Health and Safety inspections using HQS guidelines for Thresholds subsidized housing. This position also works closely with the Shelter Plus Care Housing Specialist to ensure compliance with all funder requirements.

Completes Health and Safety inspections, using HQS guidelines, for all housing assistance subsidy recipients and Thresholds members and conducts follow-up inspections as necessary.
Completes and maintains all rent reasonableness paperwork to ensure rents are not excessive for respective locations, type and amenities. Ensures compliance with all subsidy funding sources such as DFSS, HUD, and other funding agencies.
Monitors current leases for agency housing assistance subsidy recipients and obtains new and renewal leases as necessary.
Obtains and maintains files of all W9 forms for all landlord and/or property management agencies providing housing to Thresholds housing assistance subsidy recipients and/or Thresholds members.
Develops and maintains the Thresholds Housing Resource List as a resource for agency program staff to utilize as contacts for housing opportunities.
Maintains and cultivates new relationships with landlords and property management companies to increase affordable housing opportunities for Thresholds’ members.
Assures that all appropriate safeguards are in place with regards to confidential files. Records must be organized in a systematic fashion. Oversees control of agency records as well as implementing the policies and procedures pertaining to all records. All Thresholds’ records are to be maintained in such a fashion as to prevent unauthorized access as well as to reasonably protect them from fire, water damage or other hazards. Backs-up electronic records in accordance with agency guidelines.

Bachelor’s degree preferred. A combination of experience and/or training specific to performing the duties assigned may be substituted for a formal degree at the Director’s discretion.
Ability to function in a computer oriented office. Must have comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including internet and email. Knowledge of or ability to learn other pertinent software products preferred. Intermediate to advanced Excel skills are required.
Daily access to a personal vehicle required.
Must have extensive knowledge of the City of Chicago and surrounding suburbs for travel purposes.
Basic knowledge of Landlord/Tenant responsibilities preferred.

Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS) preferred.
Valid driver’s license required.

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Established in 1959, Thresholds provides healthcare, housing, and hope for thousands of persons with mental illnesses in Illinois each year....