Affordable Housing Project Manager (284 views)

9561 Pittsburgh Avenue, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730 US
May 29, 2024 2024-07-28
Job Description


Neighborhood Partnership Housing Services (NPHS) is a community development organization with a mission to build equitable communities by creating innovative housing and economic solutions that advance the well-being of people, the vitality of neighborhoods, the creation of jobs, and the sustainability of the environment. We further our mission by applying a holistic approach to community and economic development by methodically engineering innovative programs, products, services, and social enterprises that are customer-centric and interconnected to successfully create meaningful impact and transformational change in our communities.

NPHS’ seeks an innovative and adaptable Affordable Housing Project Manager to join our team of entrepreneurs and innovators. Our ideal candidate is flexible, entrepreneurial, and technology-minded, with experience in affordable housing development.

Position Overview:
Under the direction of the Chief Business Officer, the Affordable Housing Project Manager is responsible for managing all phases of affordable housing development, from financial feasibility, land use, regulatory planning, and entitlements through construction. This position is responsible for managing our growing pipeline of high-quality, affordable, and sustainable, affordable housing developments, including single-family and multifamily new construction.

The ideal candidate is well versed in all the public subsidy programs, including LIHTC, Tax Exempt, and HCD programs. This position is characterized by a high degree of experience, initiative, creativity, responsibility, accountability, and the ability to work congenially with various individuals, other community-based organizations, and governmental entities. The Affordable Housing Project Manager is expected to be self-motivated and possesses excellent relationship, project management, and administration skills to develop a pipeline of housing developments varying in complexity.

The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills.

  • Under the direction of the Chief Business Officer, the Affordable Housing Project Manager will coordinate and direct a full range of real estate development activities to manage the financing, construction, and lease-up processes of new construction and rehabilitation projects that produce affordable housing. This includes evaluating property purchases or development proposals, structuring the financing, and overseeing third-party consultants (i.e., architects and engineers) to design projects, from schematic design through construction documents and construction administration.
  • Performs all tasks necessary to obtain approvals for development, including submission of land use, permit application, attendance at community hearings, and attending neighborhood meetings. Provide ongoing coordination between architects, contractors, and other project development team members and ensure that purchase contracts and escrow instructions go through a proper internal review. Monitor the status of project appraisals, reports, and loan documents.
  • Completes duties that involve technical and analytical work in project management, entitlements, land use planning, relocation, affordable housing, and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) financing.
  • Manages all activities relating to the acquisition, rehabilitation, and resale of existing properties.
  • Works collaboratively with other department staff, local governments, public housing agencies, community organizations, and private developers.
  • Develops and maintains strong working relationships with government agencies, community groups, and other development partners to expand the corporation’s affordable housing line of business.
  • Maintains awareness of local zoning, building, and tax laws, growth possibilities of the area where a property is located, and prevailing wage and Davis-Bacon labor compliance.
  • Performs various administrative duties, including preparing project budgets, disseminating Notices of Funding Availability and Requests for Proposals or Qualifications, evaluating applications submitted, and performing other procurement tasks.
  • Completes and submits all program-related reports and ensures the organization adheres to all compliance requests; Prepares timely, complete, accurate, and concise written technical documents, including preparing reports for approval.
  • Works with other departments to implement project community engagement strategies and in planning community events and media relations for real estate development activities as necessary.
  • Assists Chief Business Officer in executing department-related strategic priorities and goals.
  • Prepares and submits loan applications, grants, reports, compliance activities, and requests.
  • Manages all department staff.

Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of three years of experience managing all phases of housing development, from financial feasibility, land use, regulatory planning, and entitlements through construction is required, including completing at least two large affordable housing new construction developments within the last three years.
  • Three years of supervisory experience are required for this position. Must have proven ability to manage and lead teams of internal staff and external consultants and effectively problem-solve various issues that may occur during the real estate development process.
  • Financial analytical skills with an understanding of affordable multifamily housing finance; various federal, state, and local funding sources, including low-income tax credits and bond financing; experience with development and operating budgets; and the ability to negotiate with housing developers and investors.
  • Experience working with public agencies on affordable housing projects utilizing specialized financing programs such as Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, HOME funds, AHP, CDBG, CHDO, and various other federal and state affordable housing programs.
  • Experience with rules, regulations, and practices governing affordable single-family and multifamily housing development, acquisition/rehabilitation, and other housing-related activities.

Job Competencies:

  • This position requires a strong leader who can collaborate effectively to provide access to quality, safe, affordable housing.
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills, including preparing reports, briefing papers, and correspondence.
  • Excellent organizational, coordination, problem-solving, and time management skills, including planning and managing multiple projects. Ability to be proactive and capable of resolving complex problems expeditiously.
  • Able to analyze complex data, perform sophisticated analysis, and make appropriate recommendations.

Education Requirements:
A creative person with a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Public or Business Administration, Urban Planning, Real Estate Management, Engineering, Architecture, or a closely related field is required.

Work Schedule:
Forty hours; Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Evening and weekend work may be required to complete projects and attend meetings.

Annual salary range: $80,000 – $100,000 and commensurate with experience. NPHS offers comprehensive health benefits and an 8% employer retirement plan match to support our employees’ financial well-being and security.