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

Posted 9/2021

**THERE IS ONE POSITION AVAILABLE IN OUR CITY OF NORTH TONAWANDA OFFICE AND ONE POSITION AVAILABLE IN OUR BUFFALO OFFICE**

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.

Housing Counselor/Financial Coach

Posted 8/2021

Housing Counselor/Financial Coach

SUMMARY

Primarily responsible for promoting asset-building, housing stability, and self-sufficiency by providing families with financial and housing counseling and/or coaching related to financial, homeownership and rental opportunities.  Each position requires financial capabilities and housing counseling skills; positions often have a secondary focus* on first-time homeownership, financial education/coaching, rental counseling or foreclosure prevention.  Services are provided through one-on-one counseling sessions, mentoring/advocating, and group presentations.

 Education and/or Experience: Qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field OR 4-years combination of education and/or relevant experience. Bilingual a plus.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Within 6 months of hire date, must pass the HUD Housing Counselor Certification Exam administered by HUD (if not already certified).

Skills: Strong written and oral communication skills.  Strong commitment to helping others achieve self-sufficiency and housing stability. Ability to work compassionately and respectfully with people of diverse backgrounds.  Ability to manage time and accomplish independent projects and research.

Application Deadline: November 3, 2021

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

Housing Rehabilitation Specialist/Construction Inspector

Posted 9/2021

Housing Rehabilitation Specialist/Construction Inspector

Summary

The primary objectives of the position of Rehabilitation Specialist are to administer the rehabilitation component of the organization's housing rehabilitation programs in matters relating to construction, rehabilitation and interaction with third-party inspectors (e.g.: DHCR, HUD).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

•Acts as primary representative for Belmont Housing Resources for WNY in its Housing Rehabilitation programs, including:  HUD Community Development Block Grant Program, HUD Rental Rehabilitation Program and HUD HOME Investment Partnership Program.

•Determines initial feasibility of proposed projects.

•Conducts initial property inspections and prepare cost estimates.

•Prepares written specifications and bid packages.

•Assists owners/tenants with project bidding.

•Prepares contracts and change orders as needed.

•Conducts inspections of work in progress.

•Prepares and submits vouchers for progress and final payments to contractors.

•Maintains accurate records for each owner/tenant as required by each program.

•Compiles and submit and immediate supervisor accurate reports of program status.

•Prepares and submits vouchers for contract expenses.

•Keeps immediate supervisor apprised as to program status, issues, problems.

•May assist and advise the Development Department with regard to design and construction requirements of various funding agencies.

•Acts as liaison with third-party inspectors.

•Assists in the preparation and monitoring of program contract budgets and in financial control functions.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelors Degree plus 2 years experience or an Associate’s Degree plus 4 yrs. experience or equivalent combination of education and experience in housing  construction, rehabilitation, or related fields.

Computer Skills:   

To perform this job successfully, an individual should be computer literate and have knowledge of Project Management software and Word Processing software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Valid NYS Drivers License and acceptable driving record.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Basic knowledge of all phases of housing rehabilitation.   Ability to supervise contractors.

Other Qualifications: Reliable transportation

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.

Site Manager

Posted 10/21

Site Manager 

Summary of Duties: Manages affordable housing property for owners in the most effective and economical manner, involving leasing, resident management, financial reporting and control, and works with the maintenance technician to ensure effective maintenance of the physical asset.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

• Marketing and Leasing

· Monitors waitlist to ensure site maintains adequate number of applicants on waiting list.

· Responsible for placing rental ads and implementing marketing programs; makes recommendations to improve marketing and leasing programs.  Prepares marketing reports.

· Establishes rapport with each prospective resident, determines needs, presents property and appropriate apartment(s), and obtains commitment to rent, all in a manner consistent with management's customer service and fair housing policies.  Follows up on undecided prospects.

· Reviews rental applications for eligibility, conducts applicant screening, makes rental decisions and conducts move-in certifications in accordance with regulatory agency requirements.

· Conducts new resident orientation and move-in inspection.

• Maintaining the physical asset:

· Conducts thorough interior and exterior inspections to ensure physical upkeep, repairs, replacements, and/or improvements on the property.  Makes recommendations for other services such as extermination, or carpet cleaning, within budgetary constraints.

· Receives all service requests, distributes to appropriate staff and monitors for completion and resident satisfaction.

· Monitors the progress of make-ready unit prep to ensure their timely completion within established department quality standards and time parameters.

· Ensures optimal curb appeal through interior and exterior property inspections, coordinating improvements with Maintenance Technicians and/or Contractors.  Makes recommendations for future curb appeal enhancements.

· Oversees the completion of monthly safety inspections conducted by Maintenance Technician and assures that deficiencies are rectified.

· Complies with site's emergency plan and works with Maintenance Technician to make recommendations on improvements to the plan.

• Resident management:

· Ensures timely rent collections and resolves delinquencies according to company policy.  Keeps Property Manager apprised of all delinquencies.

· Promotes harmonious relations among residents, Property Management staff, and persons of the community.  Resolves resident complaints and keeps Property Manager informed of situation.

· Conducts lease renewal procedure, recertifications and semi and/or annual unit inspections on a timely basis and in accordance with regulatory agency requirements.

· Assists residents to obtain supportive services on an as needed basis.

· Supervises move-in and move-out procedures.

• Financial reporting and control:

· Assists in preparation of the budget and reviews financial reports on a monthly basis and reports to Property Manager on budget variances.

· Approves invoices for payment in accordance with company policies.

· Approves maintenance payroll information on a timely basis

· Prepares and maintains inventory of all office equipment.

• Administration:

· Supervises site staff and ensures that all supervised employees comply with the appropriate policies and procedures.

· Maintains property files and records in accordance with department standards.

· Handles emergencies that arise on site and prepares required incident reports.

· Reports to Property Manager on status of site including occupancy rates, turn over times, and delinquencies through the timely submission of all required reports.

· Utilize all components of Property Management software as directed by Property Manager and in accordance with regulatory agency requirements.

Supervisory:  Supervises maintenance technician.

Requirements:  Requires Real Estate Salespersons License, successful completion of applicable regulatory and fair housing certifications and basic property management certification within 12 months of employment.  Senior Housing and Tax Credit experience a plus.

Education and/or Experience:  Bachelor's degree in related field plus one year relevant experience and training; or equivalent combination of education and related experience.

Skills:  Ability to identify and resolve problems in timely manner; to manage difficult or emotional customer situations; to manage competing demands and work effectively as a team member; to write and speak clearly; and to calculate figures and amounts such as percentages.  Successful candidate will demonstrate considerable ability to treat others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or cultural differences.

Application Deadline:

Open until position is 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.

AmeriCorps Opportunity at Belmont

Belmont currently has one AmeriCorps position available.  Please note the following:

  • 1 year term starting 10/4/21 for 1700 total hours

  • $16,000 living stipend

  • $6,345 education award that can be used to pay student loans or future post-secondary education

  • Plus the AmeriCorps offers health insurance, childcare assistance, and student loan forbearance

Please click here for more information about AmeriCorps

Financial Education Center Position

(click link for more details and to apply) - https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=105584


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