Federal Program Specialist


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Pittsfield Housing Authority
65 Columbus Ave. Suite 1
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Company Description:
Serving the the city of Pittsfield in the Berkshire mountains of Western Massachusetts, the Pittsfield Housing Authority (PHA) is established to provide the community with fair equal housing opportunities. For over 60 years the PHA has helped families and individuals obtain housing.
Additional Business Name: Pittsfield Housing Authority
Federal Program Specialist
40,000.00 Per Year
Full Time
Government/Public Service
Associate Degree
Nice to have
Nice to have
Social Services and/or experience with low income housing. - Preference: Preferred

The Federal Program Specialist is responsible to assist Public Housing Managment in the task of recertification and income changes for the Federal Developments for all property activities related to compliance with the lease at an assigned development(s).

- Recertification of Federal low-income elderly/disabled and family tenants per regulations and guidelines.

- Performs all clerical tasks associated with verification of income and household composition.

- Conducts annual recertification conference with head of households.

- Assists tenants that come in for income adjustments or changes in household composition.

- Provides social service referrals for households in crisis.

- Updates tenant files.

- Type memorandum and correspondence.

- Sends recertification notices.

- Processing applications.

- Assist with screening potential applicants.

- Any other clerical/request that may be added to expand position.

The Federal Program Specialist is partially evaluated on the timely completion of all annual recertifications, and ability to work independently, and accurately.  The ability of the Federal Program Specialist to effectively work with residents and community agencies is also a consideration in this employee's performance.

- Ability to obtain proper Public Housing trainings and certifications.

- Knowledge of HUD & EOHLC regulations related to occupancy managment.

- Basic knowledge of physical systems sufficient to coordinate maintenance priorities.

- Excellent knowledge of microsoft office, accurate with accounting, and filing systems.

- Good communication and strong customer service skills.

- Bi-lingual in spanish and english, preferred but not mandatory.