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General: 720.932.3000

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8am-4:30pm(MST) M-F
Section 8 HCV-8am-4:30pm(MST) T-F

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Denver Housing Authority
P.O. Box 40305
Santa Fe Dr. Station
Denver, CO 80204-0305


Who we are
The Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver, (“DHA”) is a quasi-municipal corporation with a portfolio of over 12,000 units and Housing Choice Vouchers (“HCV”), providing affordable housing to more than 26,000 very low, low and middle income individuals representing over 12,000 families. DHA has transformed public housing in Denver, creating vibrant, revitalized, sustainable, transit oriented, and mixed-income communities of choice.

Denver Housing Authority’s mission is to serve the residents of Denver by developing, owning, and operating safe, decent and affordable housing in a manner that promotes thriving communities.

DHA owns and operates over 3,900 conventional public housing units that are subsidized by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”), nearly 700 subsidized multi-family units, and about 200 other locally-funded housing units. DHA also administers the federal HCV program, formerly known as “Section 8”. The HCV program combines and replaces the Section 8 Certificate Program and the Section 8 Voucher Program, and makes it possible for low income residents to live in privately owned rental housing throughout the city. DHA acts as an agent for HUD in this program, making subsidy payments to the private property owners of HCV holders. DHA, on behalf of HUD, administers up to 6,900 vouchers.

DHA is governed by a nine-member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Mayor of Denver and approved by the City Council.

The Position
Working under the direction of the Director of Resident and Community Connections (“RCC”), helps direct, develop, evaluate and administer resident empowerment, economic self-sufficiency, workforce development, and aging-in-place programs in support of the Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver’s (“DHA”) strategic vision and goals. Responsible for the staff and program outcomes related to Family Self-Sufficiency, Homeownership, Resident Opportunity and Self-Sufficiency, Resident Councils, senior and disabled services, and Community Service to promote resident quality of life and upward mobility. Supports the strategic vision of the Friends of DHA and Youth Employment Academy non-profits.

Minimum Qualifications at the Time of Application
• Bachelor’s degree in business, social science, public administration. Course work in psychology or sociology helpful.
• Four (4) years of progressive management experience.
• Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in program and community development and providing social support services.
• Three (3) years of experience writing grants.
• Specific knowledge of HUD resident programs to ensure compliance.
• Demonstrated ability to work in a computerized environment and with DHA’s computer systems.
• Knowledge of Public Housing, DHA policies and procedures, and related HUD regulations.
• Valid Colorado driver license and a good driving record.
• A combination of appropriate education/experience may be substituted for the minimum educational and experience requirements.

Benefit Information
* Sick leave is accrued at 6 hours per month.
* Vacation leave for new employees is accrued at 8 hours per month.
* 12 paid holidays per year with an optional paid day off.
* Health insurance and 125 Plan.
* Group life insurance, pension plan (employer contributes an amount equal to 10% of the annual salary), short term and long term disability insurance are paid by DHA.
* Dental plan, vision insurance, critical illness insurance, accident insurance, 457 pension plan and the Roth IRA are employee paid options.
* Performance based merit increases and cost of living adjustments are given depending upon current policy.

Beginning salary range:
$88,671.35/year – $110,838.88/year

How to Apply
You may apply for this position in one of the following ways:
* by faxing your application and/or resume to (720) 932-3005 or
* by emailing your application and/or resume to hr@denverhousing.org.

Salary requirement must be included with application and/or resume.

The application form as well as more information about DHA can be found on our website: www.denverhousing.org. Applications filed previously will not apply to this posting; a new one must be submitted. Please specify the position for which you are applying. No phone calls please.

Recruitment will remain open until filled.

DENVER, CO 80204

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