Want to join an amazing team while working to make a difference in the lives of those in the WNY community?

Consider joining the Belmont family!

As a leading non-profit human service agency, Belmont Housing Resources is dedicated to expanding affordable housing opportunities in Western New York. Established in 1977 and focused on community needs, we are unique in our ability to offer a broad scope of programs and services to meet the affordable housing needs of seniors, individuals with disabilities, and families.

Belmont Housing Resources offers a business-casual, team-oriented work environment. We provide opportunities for career growth and advancement to employees at all levels.

In addition, Belmont offers comprehensive benefits and competitive salaries.

If you are looking for a career where you can make a difference in the lives of many, consider Belmont Housing Resources for WNY.

Thank you for your interest in a housing career with Belmont Housing Resources for WNY.

All job openings are posted on our website and applications are accepted only through our website. Both a cover letter and resume are required in order to be considered for a job opening. Applications will only be reviewed after the posting has closed.

Current Job Postings

Housing Specialist

4 POSITIONS TO FILL!

Summary of Duties: Through the effective administration of Section 8 renters assistance programs, the housing specialist assists families and individuals in meeting their need for decent, affordable housing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

• Gain thorough knowledge of applicable federal statutes and regulations, administrative policies and procedures and program rules.

• Gain comprehensive knowledge of local housing market and service providers in order to provide effective referrals to clients.

• Guide clients through the determination of their housing needs, preferences and solutions.

• Assist clients with their housing search and rent/lease negotiations.

• Present required program orientation to new Section 8 recipients; two-hour classroom presentations.

• Request inspection of clients’ selected housing and monitor the completion of required repairs.

• Conduct frequent income determinations for program participants to determine initial and continued eligibility; determine voucher size.

• Calculate household income, subsidy, tenant rent and utility allowance; respond to all reported changes in household income or composition in a timely manner.

• Ensure that tenant rent and subsidy comply with program regulations.

• Determine the reasonableness of requested rents by surveying comparable housing units in the same market area; negotiate rents with landlords as necessary.

• Prepare final papers for all new Housing Assistance Payments (HAP) Contracts and obtain required signatures; submit for subsidy payment.

• Mediate tenant/landlord conflicts as necessary.

• Ensure landlord compliance with HUD-prescribed HAP Contract, and tenant compliance with HUD-prescribed Housing Choice Voucher.

• In cases of tenant termination, gather accurate, detailed verification of violation(s) and present at informal hearing; include clear timeline of events along with regulatory and policy citations.

• Administer rental assistance for 360-400 clients/households; requires excellent organizational and time-management skills due to fast-paced environment and frequent interruptions.  Business conducted face-to-face, over the phone and via email and USPS.

• Provide unbiased and culturally sensitive customer service to a wide range of clients.

• Solve numerous common and uncommon problems while navigating difficult and/or sensitive situations and complying with program regulations.

• Maintain accurate computer records and tenant files; ensure the confidentiality of tenant information.

• Explain the Section 8 program to potential landlords and encourage their participation.

Education and/or Experience:  Bachelor's degree in a related field, or Associate's degree with two years relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and/or related experience.  Related experience could include case management, customer service, teaching or training, social work and property management, to name but a few examples.

Skills:  Basic understanding of local housing market and available human services helpful, along with understanding of customer service principles.  Must be computer literate; comfortable with basic computer applications.  Ability to read, analyze and interpret regulations, reports, leases and HAP (Housing Assistance Payments) Contracts, as well as a variety of income and expense documents (verification).  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers.  Ability to compile/write reports that conform to generally accepted style and format and are understandable to their audience.  Ability to communicate effectively one-on-one with clients and co-workers in a professional and respectful manner.  Ability to make oral presentations to large and small groups beneficial.  Ability to work independently, manage time and organize work flow.  Must be sensitive to people's difficulties and capable of responding to clients in a non-judgmental manner.  Must be able to work through interruptions and meet monthly deadlines.

Application Deadline:  Open Until Filled

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Belmont Housing Resources for WNY is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disabled/Veteran Employer and strong advocate of workforce diversity.

Maintenance Assistant

SUMMARY

Maintains and repairs physical structures of buildings and maintains grounds as assigned by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Completes service requests for repairs and improvements as assigned.

Assists with or completes renovation of vacated apartments to rent ready condition.

Performs various non-technical functions such as maintaining lighting, equipment repairs and preventative maintenance, caulking, touch up painting, lock repairs, etc.

Performs grounds work as needed including policing parking lots and other public areas for debris, and planting and maintaining flowerbeds and lawn areas to enhance the exterior curb appeal of the property.

Performs routine custodial duties including but not limited to:  dusting, sweeping, buffing, mopping, vacuuming and window cleaning.

Empties trash cans and consolidates trash for weekly pickup.

Paints interior and exterior walls and trim.

Performs snow removal and ice melt chemical application to maintain parking lots and sidewalks.

Assists  with moving furniture and unloading and storing supplies.

Provides assistance to the maintenance staff as needed.

Reports all observed safety concerns to the on-site Maintenance Technician and/or Site Manager.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE  High school diploma or general education degree (GED), one to three years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Reliable transportation is required.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

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Belmont Housing Resources for WNY is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disabled/Veteran Employer and strong advocate of workforce diversity.

Maintenance Technician

Summary

Responsible, under the direction of the Site Manager, for the overall maintenance of the physical plant and to keep the Site Managers and Senior Maintenance Technician fully informed of the site's status.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities.  The Maintenance Technician is directly responsible for supervising and/or performing the following:

  • Preventative/scheduled maintenance programs
  • Repair projects
  • Purchasing and maintenance of materials, supplies, inventories, and good vendor relations
  • Site custodial work
  • Site grounds work
  • Cycle painting - interior/exterior
  • Apartment renovations/turns
  • Site extermination program
  • General site administration
  • Safety

Education and/or Experience  High school diploma or general education degree (GED); four years relevant maintenance experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled

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Belmont Housing Resources for WNY is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disabled/Veteran Employer and strong advocate of workforce diversity.

Property Management Administrative Coordinator

TITLE:     Property Management Coordinator

REPORTS TO:    V.P. Property Operations

GRADE:                          3

SUMMARY OF DUTIES:  Assists VP of Property Operations and Property Managers with administrative tasks within the Property Management Department. Provides follow up and support for Site Managers and maintains positive customer relations with prospective residents, residents, field staff and vendors serving managed properties.  Provides administrative support to develop the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage a property.

SUPERVISORY:   This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

REQUIREMENTS:  Successful completion of basic property management certification, government  assisted housing certification, and fair housing courses within 12 months of employment. Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

EDUCATION &/or EXPERIENCE:   Associate's Degree or two years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondence and procedure manuals.  Knowledge of proper formats for letters, proper grammar, spelling and the ability to compose neat, accurate correspondence. Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Proficient with technology utilizing Microsoft office suite including Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook. Must be reliable, extremely detail-oriented, organized and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously and possess the ability to shift priorities as required to meet deadlines.

Application Deadline:  Open Until Filled

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Belmont Housing Resources for WNY is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Disabled/Veteran Employer and strong advocate of workforce diversity.

Benefits Overview

Belmont Housing Resources offers a comprehensive benefits plan designed to meet the needs of all our employees:

• Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
• 401(k) retirement plan with matching contributions
• Short-term and long-term disability coverage
• Paid FMLA
• Group life insurance
• Accident and Critical Illness insurance
• Flexible Spending and Health Savings accounts
• Paid time off and paid holidays
• Tuition reimbursement
• Flexible work schedules
• Free parking

Belmont's Values

Service: Superior attention to the needs of all our internal and external customers.
Integrity: The highest levels of professionalism, honesty, and ethical standards.
Relationships: Long-term collaborations to enhance our services.
Inclusiveness: A culture that acknowledges, respects and celebrates differences and recognizes the value of every individual.
Productivity: Optimal results without compromising quality.

Belmont Housing Resources for WNY is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such affirms the right of every person to participate in all aspects of employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic. If you are interested in applying for employment and need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, contact our Human Resources department at 716-884- 7791. For further information about Equal Opportunity, please click on the links below: 

Belmont's Competitive Advantages

• Highly specialized knowledge
• Humanitarian motivation
• Proven track record
• Focused on goals and results
• Fiscal responsibility