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NOW LEASING - BEAR CREEK APARTMENTS

The CHA is accepting applications for the newly renovated Bear Creek Apartments.
• 1, 2, 3, & 4 Bedroom Units Available
• Modern Newly Renovated Units
• Rent Based on Income *
• Low Initial Security Deposit
• Energy Efficient & New Appliances
• Washer & Dryer Hookups
• Park & Laundry Facility
• Resident Services & Family Self-Sufficiency Programs
* Qualified applicants must be low-income.

Apply now at:

The Columbia Housing Authority
201 Switzler Street, Columbia
(573) 443-2556

You Should Know

CHA provides housing assistance to over 1,900 families in Columbia and Boone County.

Families pay 30% of their adjusted household income for rent.

Our Family Self-Sufficiency Programs help families develop five-year plans for self-sufficiency.

Contact Us

201 Switzler St.
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 443-2556 phone
(800) 735-2966 TTY Relay

www.columbiaha.com

Housing Choice Voucher Specialist

CHA-APPLICATION-for-Employment-AuthorizationSECTION 8 HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER SPECIALIST
 DEPARTMENT/DIVISION: HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER PROGRAMS
Application Deadline: Friday, January 29th @ 5:00pm
 STARTING SALARY: MINIMUM BELOW, PLUS FRINGE BENEFIT PACKAGE
 
MINIMUM MAXIMUM
ANNUAL: $24,000.00 $38,000.00
MONTHLY: $2,000.00 $3,166.00
BI-WEEKLY: $923.08 $1,461.54
HOURLY: $11.54 $18.27

                                           

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Friday, January 20th @ 5:00 pm

STARTING DATE: AS SOON AS POSSIBLE/NEGOTIABLE

POSITION SUMMARY: This is a position responsible for providing assistance in obtaining affordable housing for low income families through a tenant based rental assistance program utilizing Section 8 vouchers.  Responsible to provide direct contact with Section 8 participants and Section 8 Landlords in the provision of information and the assurance that the responsibilities outlined in the Federal regulations and local administrative plan are met by all parties.  Major work activities include (1) interviewing applicants and tenants participating in the Section 8 Program (2) participating in the operations of CHA’s rental assistance programs including leasing and tenant services; and (3) performing quality work to achieve high performance designation for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.

PARTIAL LISTING OF MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree preferred with major course work in business or public administration, education or related field. Requires a minimum of High School diploma or its equivalent and a minimum of two years experience in property management or experience implementing the Housing Choice Voucher Program.  Preference given for experience with low income housing management, or 3 years experience or training in business or public administration, general management, accounting, finance or social services.  Must have a minimum of 2 years experience with computers and software.  Must have obtained or possess the ability to obtain Section 8 Specialist Certification. Must be bondable, insurable and able to pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. Must be able to travel overnight. Must have or obtain a current Missouri driver’s license. Must be able to obtain and/or maintain a bank account.

A COPY OF THE COMPLETE POSITION DESCRIPTION IS ATTACHED.

PLEASE CONTACT cha’S FRONT DESK FOR AN APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT.

INDIVIDUALS NEEDING AN A.D.A. ACCOMMODATION TO APPLY MAY CALL 573.443.2556 x1120; Tty USERS CALL (573) 875-5161.

THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI

IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Position Description

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Specialist

REPORTS TO:          Section 8 Program Manager

SUMMARY OF POSITIONThis position is responsible for providing assistance in obtaining affordable housing for low income families through a tenant based rental assistance program utilizing Section 8 certificates and vouchers.  It involves direct contact with Section 8 participants and Section 8 landlords in the provision of information and the assurance that responsibilities outlined in the federal regulations and local administrative plan are met by all parties.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Explains program requirements to participants through briefing sessions, either individually or in a group setting.
  • Verifies family composition and income and determines appropriate tenant rent, utility assistance and housing assistance payment.
  • Issues certificate/voucher to participant.
  • Counsels landlords regarding the Section 8 program and the responsibilities of the Authority, participant, and landlord.
  • Approves the lease and appropriate rent after reviewing fair market rents and rent reasonableness survey.
  • Completes program forms and reports as required.
  • Ensures that all move-in, move-out and annual inspections are performed.
  • Performs annual re-certification of program participants.
  • Ensures compliance with federal regulations associated with the Section 8 Program, and compliance with regulations covering other rental assistance programs as assigned.
  • Initiates and monitors Repayment Plan in cooperation with the Finance office.
  • Prepares correspondence to landlords and participants.
  • Performs related work as assigned by the Section 8 Specialist.

 REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of counseling and problem solving techniques.
  • Must be able to communicate well, both orally and in writing, with CHA staff, residents, landlords and the general public.
  • Knowledge of the practices, procedures and policies of CHA and Federal regulations governing the provision and oversight of the Section 8 program.
  • Ability to implement, without supervision, continuing assignments requiring the organization of material, the preparation of reports and the making of decisions within the framework of policies and procedures.
  • Ability to utilize computer hardware and software required to meet the general responsibilities of the position.
  • Ability to make arithmetic computations with speed and accuracy.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Required: high school diploma or its equivalent; Preferred: bachelor’s degree in social service, business or public administration.
  • Must have a minimum of two years’ experience in property management, preferably low income housing management or three years’ experience and training in business or public administration, general management, accounting, finance or social services.
  • A minimum of two years of experience with computers and software systems.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be bondable and insurable.
  • Must have or obtain a valid Missouri driver license.
  • Must be willing to travel overnight a minimum of 15 days annually for training or attendance at conferences/workshops.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a bank account.