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Compliance Specialist 2

Company: DePaul
Location: Lockport
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Category Affordable Housing
Type Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Shift Days
Department Properties
Corporation Name DePaul Properties


$1,000 Sign On Bonus! DePaul is looking for an adaptable, efficient, and reliable individual to join our team.

The Compliance Specialist 2 will provide technical support to on site property management, and program staff in complying with all applicable affordable housing regulatory requirements. This entails assistance in performing application interviews, preparing, and calculating certification files, and conducting periodic internal file audits. This role will be responsible for preparing written summaries and corrections for all investor and state agency findings of non-compliance. Maintains and utilizes specified forms and software as required. Travel is required to properties with use of personal vehicle (Mileage Reimbursement available). Flexible hybrid position to include 4 days onsite and 1 day remote. Flexible hybrid position to include 4 days onsite (2 days in Lockport area, 2 days in Albion area) and 1 day remote.

DePaul Properties, Inc. develops and operates affordable housing throughout New York State through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. Our affordable housing communities provide permanent housing solutions for low-income individuals and families. Additionally, DePaul provides service enriched housing funded through the Office of Mental Health and Empire State Supportive Housing Initiatives.

DePaul offers advancement opportunities, paid holidays and accrued time off, plus full benefit options for full-time positions. DePaul is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you are interested in building positive partnerships in a rewarding field, please apply.


  • Ensure compliance with program regulatory requirements (e.g., LIHTC, Section 8, HOME, and other programs), and Fair Housing Standards.
  • Work collaboratively with property management, as well as internal and external agency service providers.
  • Maintain occupancy and program compliance by processing tenant income certifications by following DePaul policy and procedure as well as local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Prepare investor and state agency file reviews and response to any finding corrections.
  • Perform weekly housing software dashboard reviews for workflow completion and/or deficiencies and escalate to Director of Compliance.
  • Respect and maintain confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate a caring and positive attitude toward all prospects and residents.
  • Stay current and knowledgeable on all fair housing regulations as well as updates and changes to tenant landlord law.
  • Attend all recommended/mandated training or certification courses to stay current with compliance funding source regulations and Fair Housing Laws.
  • Follows all safety rules and regulations for self, residents, and staff.
  • Performs any other duties for the effective operation of the program.


    Associate's Degree or High School Diploma / GED

    Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in affordable housing, especially HUD or Tax Credit programs. LIHTC Certification not required but must be obtained in the first year of employment. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite. Yardi Housing Software a plus. Experience working with individuals with psychiatric disabilities is a plus. Excellent communication with all levels of staff, co-workers, management, ownership and vendors, bilingual a plus. Must complete pre-employment background check.

    OTHER: *In addition to the above criteria, this position also requires a clean NYS driving record as outlined in DePaul's personnel policy.



Keywords: DePaul, Buffalo , Compliance Specialist 2, Other , Lockport, New York

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