(CLOSED) HRHA Hiring for 2 Leadership Positions

HRHA is now hiring for the Housing Choice Voucher Program Manager position and new Deputy Director position. For those interested read more about the positions below and apply via Indeed using the links provided.

Position Title: Housing Choice Voucher Program Manager – Apply Now on Indeed

Reports To: Deputy Director

Function: Leads and manages the Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher(HCV) program consistent with the agency’s annual goals and the United States Department of Housing and Community Development program guidelines. Ensures that all the program’s activities are in compliance with HUD policies and regulations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Hires, leads, and supervises the Housing Choice Voucher program staff in the achievement of established goals and initiatives. Ensures staff has the necessary training and resources for accomplishment of the job responsibilities. Completes performance reviews and provides recommendations to the Executive or Deputy Director concerning salary compensation and program staffing.

2. Develops and implements strategies and program enhancement changes to maximize utilization and goal achievement. Develops necessary workflows to support MtW activities, landlord participation, and housing choice.

3. Leads program communication efforts. Responds to inquiries from all community stakeholders including applicants, prospective applicants, rental property owners, and other interested parties concerning Housing Choice Voucher program requirements and procedures. Provides training to new and existing landlords on program participation benefits.

4. Tracks and completes necessary reports for the Voucher Management System, PIC data, housing assistance payments, and voucher utilization submissions. Acts as the Authority’s EIV coordinator. Ensures submissions are consistent with HUD standards and business practices. Responds to any regulatory audit requests.

4. Revises and updates the Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan to ensure consistency and compliance with regulatory standards, MtW initiatives, and the Authority’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing plan. Ensures all program information accurately reflects and addresses the diverse and broad communication needs of the program participants.

5. When necessary, ensures that rent subsidy is calculated correctly; conducts participant briefings; assists applicant in locating suitable and qualified housing; oversees and performs interim and annual re-examination to determine tenant income and family status; makes related adjustments in subsidy amounts.

6. Supervises and participates in the preparation of regular and special reports required by the Authority, HUD and/or other government agencies.

7. Maintains active associations with social service, community, civic, and professional organizations to enhance the effectiveness and image of the Authority.

8. Performs additional duties and responsibilities as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
1. Must have previous leadership and/or supervision experience and be able to lead, direct program staff in the achievement of annual goals.
2. Must have extensive knowledge of HUD Housing Choice Voucher Program.
3. Must be able to utilize a variety of software and federal data systems (VMS, PIC, EIV) and interpret statistical records, develop statistical reports, and develop and monitor program utilization reports.
4. Must be able to read and interpret complex federal regulations, state law, and local regulations and incorporate them into written policies and procedures.
5. Must be able to communicate well, both orally and in writing, to a diverse population.

Education and Experience:  
1. Graduation from an accredited college or university.
2. Previous experience in the housing choice voucher program or related rental assistance program.

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Position Title: Deputy Director – Apply Now on Indeed

Reports To: Executive Director

Function: Performs complex professional and administrative work overseeing the daily operations and programs of the Authority under the general direction and supervision of the Executive Director. Represents the Authority in the absence of the Executive Director, and performs all duties incidental to the Executive Office. Maintains close contact with officials on the local, state and federal level with regard to various Authority-related programs and projects, as well as other affairs of the Authority.

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

Typical Tasks: (Examples Only)
Participates in the creation of and assists the Executive Director in the development of strategic plans; coordinates department participation in developing strategic plans; and supervises the planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and evaluating of the systems, programs, and projects necessary to achieve organizational goals.
Provides day-to-day oversight of HRHA operational activities related to implementing organizational and department goals and strategies to effectuate the Moving to Work program and other housing initiatives: monitors department activities and goal achievement; coordinates department activities to assure completion of organizational goals; assures proper allocation of resources among departments; provides guidance to department directors to assure that department goals are achieved.
Supervises the formulation and implementation of department objectives and strategies: confers with program managers on department objectives and strategies to ensure conformity with organization objectives and strategies; provides advice, guidance, and direction on agency strategic matters; reviews the implementation of agency strategies and assesses their effectiveness; and recommends or directs corrective action.
Creates and maintains effective partnerships and other working relationships with external parties to aid in the achievement of organization goals; serves as the secondary liaison for the organization and the HRHA Board of Commissioners with the Harrisonburg City Manager, Harrisonburg City Council, and others; and meets, confers, negotiates, and establishes linkages with other entities to achieve organization goals.

Oversees financial and other resource acquisition and allocation for the organization: negotiates with government officials and agencies to obtain financing; oversees actions of department directors in obtaining financial support for department projects and programs; coordinates between departments to help develop annual budgets; and may present annual budgets to the Board of Commissioners for adoption.

Oversees the regulatory compliance of HRHA activities with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Commonwealth of Virginia, and the City of Harrisonburg regulations; assures the timely submission of accurate reports to government bodies on HRHA compliance activities.

Represents the organization before government officials, political agencies, community groups, residents, businesses, news media, the general public, employees, and others: presents information on HRHA activities; participates in discussions to clarify issues and identify problems; and receives information on issues affecting HRHA.
Participates in developing and implementing department projects and programs as needed: may participate in project or program development that has high public visibility; may participate as a member of team or task force.
Monitors general status of HRHA operations: confers with managers and employees on HRHA activities; visits communities to assess housing conditions; visits housing and redevelopment sites to observe the progress of projects.
Serves as Executive Director in his/her absences, as directed.
Performs other related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Comprehensive and current knowledge of general and public sector management principles, practices, theories, and methods. Comprehensive and current knowledge of the interpretation and application of federal, state, and local programs, laws, regulations, and rules governing housing, development and redevelopment. Knowledge of public-sector financing, particularly those related to federal, state, and local financing of public housing and redevelopment projects and programs. Knowledge of property acquisition and property redevelopment systems, techniques, and practices; includes knowledge of urban economics, design, and planning. Knowledge of project-based and rental housing systems, techniques, and practices; includes knowledge of support activities. Knowledge of the City of Harrisonburg political, economic, and real estate environment; includes knowledge of local development and redevelopment needs, and local public housing needs. Operational knowledge of personal computer for use in word processing and electronic communications. Extensive human relations skills, particularly leadership, consulting, negotiating, persuasive and supervisory skills. The candidate must have the capacity to deal effectively with a wide variety of individuals, including those who exhibit skepticism or who do not cooperate with the candidate. Oral and written communication skills to present and make comprehensible complex information regarding organization operations, some of which may be highly technical in nature; provide clear work instructions; compose technical reports; and respond to questions on a variety of job-related matters. A high level of analytical ability to comprehend and interpret complex and technical information, such as public housing regulations, community development and redevelopment regulations, public-sector financing, and residential building construction plans; and to comprehend and interpret organizational and environmental factors that could potentially affect the success of projects and programs. Effective oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to lead and coach people and to get results through others. Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative in developing and implementing complex strategic activities and in formulating supporting policies.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in public administration, business administration, or another related field. Master’s degree preferred. A minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible experience in public administration and preferably in the redevelopment and housing field, to include progressively responsible management and supervisory experience. Any equivalent combination of training, education, and experience necessary to obtain the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Working Conditions:
This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work frequently sitting, speaking or hearing and using hands to finger, handle or feel and occasionally requires standing, walking, and reaching with hands and arms; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

Speicial Requriements: 
Valid driver’s license in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: Starting $85,000.00 per year

• 401(k)
• Dental insurance
• Employee assistance program
• Health insurance
• Health savings account
• Life insurance
• Paid time off
• Retirement plan
• Tuition reimbursement
• Vision insurance

Work Location: One location

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(CLOSED) HRHA is Hiring 2 Positions!

Resident Services & Communications Coordinator: APPLY now on Indeed! 

Position Description

Position Title: Resident Services and Communications Coordinator

Reports To: Executive Director

Function: Coordinates, directs, and assists in the provision of resident services and leads the Authority’s public communications efforts. Provides data support to the family self-sufficiency program, assists in developing and coordinating programs that improve resident’s education, health, and financial independence. Leads and coordinates the Authority’s homeownership program and communications initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Serves as the Authority’s FSS Coordinator overseeing the administration of that Program in accordance with the Action Plan and grant requirements. Ensures program participants and escrow funds are documented within required data systems and that activities meet or achieve the program goals and objectives.

2. Collaborates with the Housing Choice Voucher, Franklin Heights, JR Polly, Lineweaver Annex, and Commerce Village Program Managers, to identify perspective participants for participation, develops a detailed annual Resident Initiatives Strategy per program area for the approval of the Executive Director. Prepares annual performance assessment and is responsible for achievement of resident services goals.

  • Updates, develops and composes the Authority’s bi monthly newsletter, annual reports, website, and social media. Documents the Authority’s achievements to publish on a routine and regular basis. Assists in the development and implementation of public relations strategies and associated events.
  • Leads and coordinates the Authority’s homeownership down payment and closing costs assistance program consistent with grant requirements. Markets the program to perspective participants and determines eligibility of program participants. Maintains the necessary grant documentation and data reporting requirements
  • Coordinate referrals to and access to community based supportive services for participants including but not limited to mental health, GED programs, employment workshops, financial education, substance abuse with appropriate community agencies.
  • Pro-actively develop and promote self-reliance activities for families including but not limited to Financial Counseling, Homeownership and GED programs. Arrange for education sessions on such topics as tenant rights and responsibilities; elderly abuse; aging-in-place and maintaining independent living.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $42,000.00 – $45,000.00 per year

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Housing Choice Voucher Specialist – APPLY now on Indeed

Position Description

Position Title: Housing Choice Voucher Specialist

Reports To: Housing Choice Voucher Program Manager

Function: Under the direction of the HCV Manager, performs case management activities consistent with the voucher rental assistance program. Accurately maintains a caseload of program participants under HUD regulations and HRHA policies including HRHA’s HCV Administrative Plan.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Provides case management to assigned caseload: maintains participant contact by phone, mail, email and in person. Assures that participants fulfill their responsibility to provide accurate verification and timely submission of required documents. Provides information and training as needed to participants on the use of online forms, portals, and HRHA tools. Complies with fair housing rules, privacy/confidentiality requirements, language accessibility policies, and reasonable accommodations procedures.

2. Interviews and processes eligible households for Section 8 rental assistance, ensuring that applicants understand program rules and complete and sign required documents and forms.

3. Schedules, prepares material for, and conducts participant briefings. Counsels applicants/participants regarding their various options for suitable and qualified housing.

4. Reviews incoming requests for lease approval for rent burden and rent reasonableness, and requests inspections. Contacts owners and prospective owners to explain program requirements, including Housing Quality Standards (HQS). Prepares necessary forms and secures signatures to finalize agreements between participants, landlords/owners and HRHA. Follows up to obtain required documents, forms and signatures from owners

5. Verifies participant income, asset, expense, family, and unit information to correctly determine eligibility and voucher size, and to calculate accurate rent, subsidy, and utility allowance and reimbursement amounts. Provides timely notice of adjustments to participants and owners.

6. Performs reexaminations as needed for required interim and annual certifications, and explains in terms the client understands to ensure compliance with program rules.

7. Communicates with owners and HRHA inspector about any problems/lease violations. Places cases on hold and/or terminates HAP contract as needed.

8. Processes requests for portability (both in and out)

9. Addresses program abuse allegations, issues program warning or notice of termination as needed. Prepares hearing information and participates in hearing as needed.

10. Maintains and updates household and owner files consistent with HCV program standards and agency recordkeeping procedures, including scans/uploads and data entry in HRHA’s software.

11. Provides standard information on HCV program requirements and procedures in response to inquiries from applicants, prospective applicants, owners, participants, and other interested parties.

12. Prepares reports and subsidy payment information as needed. Attends meetings as necessary. Maintains effective working relationships internally with property managers, finance, and family self-sufficiency, as well as with external owners and partners.

13. Performs other related duties and tasks as assigned.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $39,000.00 – $42,000.00 per year

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(CLOSED) HRHA is Hiring! Maintenance Aid

Position Title:        Maintenance Aide

Reports To:            Facilities and Construction Manager

Function: Primary duties are to provide cleaning services at Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority offices and apartment complexes. Also to assist in other duties which include ground work, painting, and minor maintenance in dwelling units under the general supervision of a Maintenance Mechanic.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Cleaning – Lineweaver Building, Commerce Village, administrative offices and other buildings operated by the Housing Authority as needed.
  • Monitor the properties during the course of daily tasks, reporting to supervisor any items that need services of the maintenance department.
  • Supplies-responsible for keeping account of supplies and materials needed for job completion.
  • Grounds Maintenance – mowing, cleaning (trash pick up, etc.), weeding plants and flowers, pruning flowers.
  • Painting – ability to paint apartments and all common areas of apartment complex
  • Minor Maintenance repair – other maintenance work, as long as it is done under the supervision of the Maintenance Mechanic I.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Facilities and Construction Manager

Skills needed:

  • Ability to treat all residents with respect
  • Experienced in operating a variety of equipment including floor machines, lawn mowers, snow blowers and other small hand tools
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Able to prioritize and complete tasks and follow specified procedures
  • Physically capable of lifting 50 pounds
  • Driving – must have valid driver’s license -able to drive, following all laws and safety rules

This is a part time position of 29 hours per week.

Hourly rate $11 to $12 or commensurate with experience

Applications available or deliver resume to:

Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority

Attn: Duane Bontrager

286 Kelley Street

Harrisonburg, Virginia


Or email resume to:  dbontrager@harrisonburgrha.com

(CLOSED) HRHA is Hiring! Community Development and Grants Coordinator

Community Development and Grant Coordinator

Harrisonburg, VA 22803
Salary: $37,000.00 to $45,561.00 /year


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Position Description

Position Title: Community Development and Grant Coordinator

Reports To: Executive Director

Function: Provide administrative and project leadership in planning, developing, writing, and monitoring of the Authority’s grants, administrative plans, special projects, and community development initiatives. Activities include: directing and overseeing the Authority’s grant writing activities, grant coordination and grant operations, completing funding applications, ensures community development and grant activities meet all federal and state regulations, performs complex analysis of development projects, provides project management, program evaluation and reporting functions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Ability to identify community needs and possible resources, develop comprehensive and concise applications for funding, monitor all of the Authority’s grants, and ensure all grant activities meet regulatory requirements. Knowledge of and experience in use of different online grant application systems needed.

2. Ability to work independently or in a team to analyze community development initiatives/projects, develops financials, budgets, and creates project action steps, and work schedules.

3. Knowledge and experience in interpreting complex federal regulations, state law and local ordinances in relationship to grant requirement and community development initiatives. Ability to multi-task, sequential activities, and guide grant sub-recipients on fund requirements.

4. Ability to analyze, evaluate, and write progress and summary reports, policies and procedures, and annual plans.

5. Ability to create and maintain effective relationships with other state, federal and local agencies, build local grant coalitions, and communicate effectively orally and written to a diverse population.

6. Completes other project as assigned.

(CLOSED) HRHA is Hiring! Data Specialist for HMIS (part-time)

Data Specialist

Harrisonburg, VA 22803
Salary: $16.00 to $20.00 /hour

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The Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority is seeking a qualified applicant for the Western Virginia Continuum of Care Data Specialist. This position will assist in the coordination and implementation of ending homelessness best practices to create a collective impact on reducing homelessness in the communities served. This position will report to the Continuum of Care HMIS Coordinator.

The successful applicant must be able to work independently, work with a diverse population; effectively use homeless management information software and computer; apply federal, state, and local regulations; maintain confidentiality, and possess excellent written and communication skills. Experience with homelessness services, continuum of care and basic familiarity with affordable housing and service needs of the most vulnerable is preferred. Valid Virginia Drivers’ License is required.
The part time-data entry specialist will support HMIS (Homeless Management Information System) operations for the Western VA-513 Continuum of Care. This position will support the HMIS Coordinator to help review data for errors, correct errors, support licensed users (helpdesk), and inform agencies of errors that need correction. The Data Specialist will assist in training of existing users and new users. The Data Specialist will perform data manipulation via CSV and Excel data exports into various data tools.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Use of HMIS system to generate program use and demographic reports

· Manipulation of data through Excel, Tableau, R or other data tools.

· Identify data quality issues with entry, exits, updates and referrals for follow up

· Assisting with other data reporting as needed (tasks and reports change seasonally)

Knowledge, Skill and Experience

· Intermediate to advanced Excel skills (Computer skill testing will be requested of candidates)

· Knowledge of homeless services or other comparable human service systems a plus

· Strong verbal and written communication skills

· Excellent computer aptitude and familiarity with the Microsoft Office Suite

Job Opening: Housing Choice Voucher Specialist


No longer accepting applications

The Harrisonburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority is seeking a qualified applicant for a Housing Choice Voucher Specialist position.  Under the direction of the Housing Choice Voucher Manager, the HCV specialist is responsible for assisting clients and evaluating their continued eligibility for rental assistance.  Job activities include but not limited to case management, completing necessary verifications and certifications, calculating household income, rent, and utility allowances, and coordinating between landlords and tenants on tenancy requests and housing assistance payment contracts.

The successful applicant must be able to deal effectively with diverse populations; effectively use housing software; apply federal, state, and local regulations; maintain confidentiality; and possess excellent written and communication skills.  Starting salary is dependent on experience and education with bilingual Spanish or Arabic preferred.  Range: $36,000-$42,000 including benefits.

A full position description can be found HERE

Resumes or City of Harrisonburg’s employment application form should be sent to:



P.O. Box 1071

Harrisonburg, VA 22803

ATTN: Executive Director


Equal Opportunity Employer.