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Job Title : Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Compliance Manager(Comunilife)
Date Posted : Sept. 10, 2019
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Comunilife’s mission is to provide vulnerable communities with housing and culturally sensitive and support services. We believe that no one should be without the housing and supports they need to lead a healthy, meaningful life.

Founded in 1989 by its President/CEO, Rosa M. Gil, DSW, Comunilife is one of NYC's most respected community-based health and housing service providers. Our rich continuum of care supports the needs more than 2,200 low-income and vulnerable New Yorkers, providing more than 2,100 units of affordable and supportive housing for homeless adults living with HIV/AIDS, serious mental and behavioral health issues and co-occurring health issues, and other key services.

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Comunilife is a  multi-service, non-profit organization founded in 1989, offers a continuum of residential, affordable housing and scatter site programs for vulnerable New Yorkers. Comunilife’s mission is to provide vulnerable communities with housing and culturally sensitive and support services.

Location:  New York, NY

Exempt/Non-Exempt:  Exempt
Employment Type:  Full Time
Department/Program:  Property & Asset Management
Description: The Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of LIHTC compliance for Comunilife's growing real estate portfolio. This position reports to the VP for Real Estate and Asset Management and will travel within NYC to assist properties with compliance needs.

1. Evaluate agency requirements and implement compliance procedures for developments for all properties
2. Review applications and determine eligibility for the affordable housing program for the specific communities within our portfolio. 
3. Manage resident re-certifications, rent increases, and utility allowance changes
4. Field incoming inquiries from site staff with questions directly related to income and asset eligibility, legal rents, and property-specific compliance requirements. 
5. Conduct site visits to review resident files and implement standardization of pending and recertification files.
6. Consistent monitoring to ensure each facility is in compliance with regulatory requirements specific to the facility. 
7. Complete annual/quarterly/monthly compliance reports as required. 
8. Prepare for and attend affordable and LIHTC audits performed by state and regulatory agencies. 
9. Perform file audits and identify errors and/or missing documentation. 
10. Follow up with facilities on file audits to make sure corrections have been completed. Keep a log of files audited and files to be audited.
11. Review new applications for completeness prior to submission.
12. Maintain an effective system for reporting and monitoring compliance for all properties. 
13. Ensure that all properties meet compliance requirements for LIHTC, Section 8, and all housing programs. 
14. Maintain maximum income limits, rent limits, and utility allowances and coordinate annual rent adjustments within the portfolio. 
15. Provide and/or coordinate training for property management and program staff. 
16. Build and maintain relationships with funding agencies
17. Assist with the collection of rent at facilities. 
18. Participate in HASA case conferences and legal proceedings as needed.
19. Assist Associate VP for Real Estate and Asset Management as needed
20. Perform other duties as assigned.
a. Strong knowledge of LIHTC regulations and project-based Section 8/Tax Credit residential properties
b. Well-developed administrative skills. Strong management skills-principles and people. Experienced working with multiple types of service programs.
c. Exhibit good judgment, practical day-to-day experience working with a diverse group of people, and hardworking.
d. Extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Creativity and latitude.
e. Strong written and verbal skills, organizational excellence, and team-oriented.
f. Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and integrity.
g. Previous experience in a confidential administrative role with the ability to work well independently and ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast paced environment.
h. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point.
Education and Experience Requirement(s):

At least 3 years compliance experience in project-based Section 8/Tax Credit residential properties. Strong knowledge of LIHTC regulations. Formal training and/or certification in related field and some college is highly preferred. Bilingual/Spanish is desirable, but not required.

Physical Demands
Moderate physical activity is required, including climbing stairs.
Working Conditions
Field work is necessary

Certifications & Licenses Required
NYS Driver's License 

Comunilife offers an attractive employee benefits package including 90% employer-paid medical and dental plans, life insurance and generous retirement plan options

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Comunilife provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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