Interim Enforcement Branch Chief (Current Employee) – Atlanta, GA – October 28, 2018
The U.S. Department of HUD is a great place to work especially if you have kids. Its a family/work balance company with weekends and holiday off. It has a flexible telework, compress work schedule policy and family friend. They also provide compensation if your rideshare or use public transportation to work. They provide formal and informal training and lot of opportunity for growth and advancement.
IT/HMIS Administrator (Former Employee) – Johnson City, TN – August 29, 2018
I was hired to manage the IT part of the industry and then was told after the hire that I would be responsible for a program called HMIS and manage one person to make sure training was completed and onsite visits were done to complete the program requirements.
Enforcement Analyst (Former Employee) – New York, NY 10278 – July 8, 2018
Typical day included management of a very large number of financial and physical referrals. Review of referrals to determine validity. Extensive analysis of financial statement. Interviews of property owners, managers, CPAs and attorneys.
Preparation of closeout reports. Negotiations with interested parties (internal and external) to resolve compliance and contractual findings and observations. The Departmental Enforcement Center was an elite group of professionals recruited in 1997 from across HUD. Enforcement Center staff were extremely proficient and dedicated to public service at the highest level.
The Enforcement Center had a very large workload which was challenging. The most enjoyable aspect of my job was the ability to improve the lives of people in multifamily housing and having reduced the level of waste and in efficiencies by corporate recipients of federal funds.
Loved working with them. Was given opportunity for advancement, education, training and career advancement. Co-workers were awesome, various activities to promote cooperation, tolerance and cultural diversity!
The mortgage credit branch at HUD had a flexible start time each day. You signed in when you arrived in the morning and eight hours later you signed out; it was on an honor system. The job itself was fast paced and interesting. I came to the division without any knowledge of how a loan is processed and came away with a complete knowledge of the loan application and review process. I would have stayed if the job had not been a part time permanent position with the chance of benefits but the government at the time had restricted permanent full time positions.
Informative and fast paced
No chance of full time permanent positions with benefits
Management Analyst (Current Employee) – Washington, DC 20410 – June 6, 2018
Maintain calendars of scheduled events and communicate relevant information to participants and OIT leadership. Provide conference support for pre-meeting setup to ensure audio/video resources are available and operational.
Contract Oversight Specialist (Former Employee) – Washington, DC – May 31, 2018
The "HUD Way" is there to stay since over 50% of the leadership and staff seems to be eligible for retirement but have nothing but HUD and their HUD paycheck to look forward to. HUD runs away younger, educated, veteran, and motivated employees because of their HR practices and inability to support the drive and motivation of "non-baby boomer" employees.
Close to I-395
It's HUD... nothing will change until their is change at the top of each program, directorate, and division within the organization.
Great Place to Make a Difference in Communities and Lives of Millions of Americans
Social Science Analyst (Former Employee) – Washington, DC 20410 – April 23, 2018
If you value housing as an important factor in improving peoples' lives, HUD is a great place to work. Like any federal agency, there are many separate business units that serve specific agency policies, priorities, and functions; and they all add up to an important role in service to our country. As in any government agency, the organizational structure is pretty flat with few opportunities for career advancement, but the pay, benefits, job security are solid. The best location in which to work for HUD is at headquarters in Washington, DC... the main pitfall there is management, which tend to be subject matter experts, some of which have no people skills and no business being managers. As with any job, it is best to learn how to manage up, and take your career by the horns--that way, you can reduce the effect poor management has on your career path and overall outlook on working at HUD
Work life balance, pay, great service to country, noble objective
poor management, flat organizational structure, slow career progress
Portfolio Management Specialist (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – March 1, 2018
HUD is behind the times and does not adequately address affordability in housing. Management is stuck in the past and does not think outside the box. Bureaucratic limitations often impede meaningful change.