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Housing Navigator – Multiple Openings – Temp positions
Manager of Tax Credit Finance and Accounting
Project Manager, Housing Development
Front Door Monitor (Bronx and Brooklyn)


Housing Navigator – Multiple Openings – Temp positions

New Destiny, in partnership with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and the Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender Based Violence (ENDGBV), is assisting New York City in administering the Emergency Housing Voucher (EHV) programs for households fleeing or attempting to flee domestic violence (DV) and is seeking a team of Housing Navigators to support this project. These positions are contract-funded until July 2022 with the possibility of an extension and/or permanent full-time employment. The Housing Navigator position is an excellent opportunity for previous or current housing specialists, case managers and advocates looking to gain experience in launching a new program and be part of an unprecedented commitment by the federal and local government to safely house over 1,000 families fleeing domestic violence.

New Destiny is committed to the safety of all employees and clients within our organization and programs. In accordance with New York City’s vaccine mandate for the City workforce and employees of organizations with human services contracts, this position requires candidates to provide proof of being fully vaccinated or evidence of starting the process of becoming fully vaccinated before beginning their employment. This organization will consider accommodations for bona fide medical or a sincerely held religious, moral, or ethical belief.

Selected candidates will report directly to a Housing Navigator Supervisor and have the following responsibilities:

Housing Navigation & Case Management
  • Conduct initial intake and assessment with clients to determine their needs and preferences for housing based on factors such as location of person causing harm, household size, disability needs, and social support networks.
  • Utilize New York City’s landlord vacancy system as well as other resources to locate apartments that are available for rent.
  • Assist EHV recipients with the process of securing housing including but not limited to, coordinating and attending apartment interviews; acquiring and submitting apartment applications, supporting documentation gathering and form submissions; navigating the various rental subsidy and inspection processes; securing applicable move-in assistance; and coordinating lease signings and move-ins with landlords and other relevant stakeholders.
  • Communicate with EHV recipients regularly about the status of their housing search process, their rights and responsibilities, and any changes to their housing needs and preferences.
  • Ensure households receive adequate safety planning assistance while searching for their new apartment.
  • To help ensure long-term housing stability, make warm referrals for clients in need of financial assistance to cover items such as childcare, workforce or education development programs, etc.
  • Provide initial follow-up after families move into their new housing to ensure a smooth transition, and connect those with greater service needs to available aftercare support services.
Data Entry
  • Maintain program data integrity by inputting and updating participant information, such as assessments, case notes, and demographic data, to the New Destiny database as well as the City’s EHV tracking system.
  • Independently review internal progress reports to determine personal progress toward annual goals.
Partnership Management
  • Act as the liaison between participants, landlords, and other applicable groups (government agencies, community-based organizations, etc.).
  • Professionally and thoroughly educate landlords, management companies, and brokers on the EHV program and relevant local, state, and federal policies and programs.
  • When issues arise between stakeholders involved in the housing search process, mediate the situation in a professional manner that ensures continued positive relationships focused on the ultimate goal of housing the household.
  • Provide technical assistance as necessary.
The ideal candidate will:
  • Have at least 2 years professional experience working directly with affordable housing, DV or DHS shelters, or housing vouchers. Experience working with survivors of domestic violence is preferred.
  • Have a bachelor’s degree (preferred but not required).
  • Lived experience with domestic violence and/or housing insecurity will be considered in lieu of these professional and educational preferences.
  • Have professional proficiency in English and one of the ten designated citywide languages (preferred). The ten designated citywide languages are Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Bengali, Haitian, Korean, Arabic, Urdu, French, and Polish.
  • Be responsible, flexible, a self-starter and able to work well both independently and as part of a team.
  • Be an excellent oral and written communicator.
  • Have experience in interacting with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Be familiar with Section 8 housing vouchers and public benefits related to housing access and stability such as New York City’s One-Shot Deal.
  • Be comfortable travelling regularly within the New York City metro area to support clients.

New Destiny is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender, and survivors or people with lived experience of domestic violence and/or housing insecurity are encouraged to apply.

The position has a prorated annual salary range of $55,000 to $60,000 and healthcare benefits are included. A hybrid model allowing for work from home days will be available for this position. Housing Navigators will be assigned to an office in one of the five boroughs for their in-office days. Borough-based office preferences will be taken into consideration for these assigned locations.

Email resume and cover letter to resumes@newdestinyhousing.org. Put “EHV Housing Navigator” in the subject line.


        Manager of Tax Credit Finance and Accounting

        New Destiny is seeking a full-time Manager of Tax Credit Finance and Accounting to join its Finance Department and provide support in the areas of financial reporting, analysis and accounting for low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) properties. The Manager of Tax Credit Finance and Accounting reports directly to the part-time Senior Manager of Tax Credit Finance and Accounting, works collaboratively with the finance and real estate teams and has the following responsibilities:

        LIHTC projects during pre-development or under development:

        • Liaise with New Destiny’s Real Estate and Management Department staff on financial aspects of future projects, such as acquisition loan proposals, syndicator letters of intent and partnership documents
        • Oversee, along with Real Estate staff, proper use of and accounting for various sources of development funds received, both government and non-government,
        • Review coding of invoices and cash receipts
        • Analyze inflows to and outflows from development/construction cash accounts and insure proper closeout of accounts is achieved after building is completed and rented up

        For operating LIHTC projects:

        • Assist Real Estate staff with the review of annual building operating budgets by the third-party property management company
        • Assist with review of monthly building operating reports prepared by the third-party property management company, comparing actuals to budgets
        • Oversee the preparation and distribution of quarterly reports to investors by the third-party property management company, as well as preparation of other required compliance filings
        • Prepare invoices for fees due from building operations to New Destiny and monitor that they are collected in a timely fashion
        • Ensure that insurance and other payments made or amounts advanced by New Destiny are tracked and reimbursed in a timely manner
        • Periodically reconcile intercompany accounts to ensure that due to/from account balances between entities offset each other
        • Work with independent CPA firm to manage annual calendar-year audits of partnerships and ensure that IRS/NYS/NYC required filings are made
        • Ensure Forms 1099 are filed each calendar year for partnerships’ vendors
        • Coordinate partnership-related aspects of the 6/30 fiscal year audit of New Destiny Housing Corporation & Affiliates with New Destiny Finance Department Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and independent CPAs

        Other Financial & Accounting Responsibilities:

        • Establish and maintain system of checklists and electronic files to facilitate monitoring of tasks and coordination with other New Destiny staff
        • Provide financial information as requested by supervisor and CFO, including ad hoc reports on grant funding received by New Destiny for its programs
        • Assist with preparation of schedules for fiscal year New Destiny audit
        • Ensure maintenance of appropriate internal controls and financial procedures
        • Remain up to date with GAAP and accounting best practices
        • Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor and CFO

        Qualifications:

        • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration or Finance; Master’s degree or CPA highly preferred
        • A minimum of 3 to 5 years of relevant experience; non-profit experience is a plus
        • Knowledge of the development of affordable housing, LIHTC financing, residential property asset management, partnership tax compliance, not-for-profit reporting, and or GAAP consolidated financial statements
        • Demonstrated proficiency in Excel and accounting software packages
        • Proven ability to multi-task, quickly grasp complex organizational structures, and a strong focus on details.
        • Able to operate well under pressure independently and to meet deadlines
        • Willingness to secure NYS Notary Public license
        • Ability to build and always maintain open and effective line of communication with supervisor and teammates
        • Commitment to the organization’s policy of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

        New Destiny is committed to the safety of all employees and clients within our organization and programs. In accordance with New York City’s vaccine mandate for the City workforce and employees of organizations with human services contracts, this position requires candidates to provide proof of being fully vaccinated or evidence of starting the process of becoming fully vaccinated before beginning their employment. This organization will consider accommodations for bona fide medical or a sincerely held religious, moral, or ethical belief.

        New Destiny is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender, and survivors or people with lived experience are encouraged to apply. Salary is based on experience. Excellent benefits. New Destiny also offers a hybrid schedule.

        No Phone Calls. Email resume and cover letter to New Destiny at resumes@newdestinyhousing.org, including “Manager of Tax Credit Finance and Accounting” in the subject line.


        Project Manager, Housing Development

        The Project Manager plays a critical role in supporting the organization’s goal of increasing the housing supply of affordable permanent housing available to low-income survivors of domestic violence and other households at risk of homelessness. The Project Manager reports to the Senior Director of Real Estate and will work with the Director of Housing Development to identify potential projects (e.g. vacant sites or existing properties, public RFPs, joint ventures with partners), negotiate site control, structure financing and obtain capital funding for projects, coordinate with a development team to design and build projects, oversee construction to ensure timely and on budget completion and project close-out, and transition projects to property management.

        Responsibilities:

        Identification of New Projects

        • Stay informed about critical developments in the affordable and supportive housing landscape
        • Monitor and review City and State RFPs and RFQs
        • Identify opportunities to partner with appropriate nonprofit and for-profit developers to develop new units for the organization’s target population
        • Seek potential sites by contacting brokers and developers, conducting neighborhood surveys, and reviewing areas proposed for zoning changes and real estate listings

        Site Control

        • Assist the Director of Housing Development in conducting due diligence on potential sites/projects and to determine project feasibility
        • Help inform the site control negotiation by providing information about the neighborhood, comparable pricing, and financing options
        • Work with the Director of Housing Development to prepare applications for acquisition loans
        • Assist with the acquisition loan closing

        Project Concept Development

        • Assist the project architect to understand the goals of the organization, the housing mix, needed program space, and the special needs population to be served
        • Liaise with New Destiny’s Family Support Program to ensure building design meets the social service needs in the building
        • Review and shape the design of the project
        • Provide information on the cost limitations and budget of the project

        Project Financing

        • Work with the Director of Housing Development to develop a financing structure
        • Prepare and analyze development and operating pro forms using various funding sources including LIHTC, bank and various public financing sources
        • Prepare funding applications with team that implement the proposed financing structure
        • Respond to questions about financing and adapt budgets accordingly
        • Interact with New Destiny Finance Department in setting up required accounts for loans, Tax Credit Equity, or grants received for predevelopment, as well as tracking funds received from New Destiny, and paid out for incurred costs

        Project Coordination

        • Assist with the selection of the development team (e.g., architect, general contractor, attorney, green consultant, owner’s representative)
        • Coordinate construction loan closings
        • For construction loan closing, review the financial record with Finance Department and each sign off on what is outstanding and due to New Destiny, or other sources, at closing
        • Monitor construction of projects to ensure contractor complies with building plans, timely payment of the contractor and other parties and completion of the project on schedule and on-budget
        • Maintain financing tracking spreadsheet that contains all final development costs and funding sources based on the agreed to development budget with the provider of the Tax Credits (HCR or HPD), assuming a Tax Credit transaction, Tax Credit Equity syndicator, construction lender, other public lenders, as well as any permanent lender. Included is acquisition and financing costs of acquisition, agreed to construction costs, contingencies, and all soft costs.
        • Oversee on-time closeout of projects and permanent conversion

        Transition to Property Management

        • Transfer guarantees, equipment descriptions, and other relevant materials to the property manage
        • Prepare a list of the major items covered by guarantees or warranties along with the respective time period for property management
        • Ensure that New Destiny’s Finance Department and Property Management are aware of required monthly payments to reserve and operating funds as well as loan payments
        • Flag any other information pertinent to the long-term management of the project
        • Work with Finance Department to close bank accounts as they are no longer used and prepare for final advances at conversion. Review final draws and uses of remaining funds to ensure clarity

        Other

        • Ensure that electronic and paper files are well-organized and up to date
        • Provide requested information to the parties responsible for the rent up of the project, the property manager, the Finance Department, and others as appropriate
        • Provide information and training about affordable housing development to other staff members to improve organizational understanding of the role of the Housing Development area
        • Other tasks as appropriate
        Qualifications:
        • B.A. required. Master’s in real estate development, planning/policy, architecture, or housing finance preferred, or two years’ experience.
        • Knowledge of public funding sources and low-income housing tax credits and bonds necessary.
        • Must be mission driven. Prior experience working in supportive housing a plus.
        • Strong computer skills with significant experience in Excel required.
        • Excellent written and oral communication required.
        • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task is necessary.
        • Must have strong attention to detail and the ability to work well both as a team and independently.

        New Destiny is committed to the safety of all employees and clients within our organization and programs. In accordance with New York City’s vaccine mandate for the City workforce and employees of organizations with human services contracts, this position requires candidates to provide proof of being fully vaccinated or evidence of starting the process of becoming fully vaccinated before beginning their employment. This organization will consider accommodations for bona fide medical or a sincerely held religious, moral, or ethical belief.

        Excellent benefits. New Destiny also offers a hybrid schedule that requires at least three days in our midtown New York City office.

        Please send resume and cover letter to resumes@newdestinyhousing.org. Include “Project Manager” in the subject line.

        New Destiny is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, and/or transgender, and survivors or people with lived experience are encouraged to apply.


        Front Door Monitor (Bronx and Brooklyn)

        New Destiny is seeking full-time Front Door Monitors for two supportive affordable housing buildings in the Bronx and Brookyn. The Front Door Monitor is responsible for maintaining the safety and well-being of the tenants, staff, and of the assigned building. The Front Door Monitor will work as part of the Family Support Program team which provides on-site support services for tenants and with the on-site superintendent. The Front Door Monitor is expected to use his/her judgment to determine the most appropriate course of action for a given situation. The Front Door Monitor reports directly to the Program Director or Tenant Support Coordinator. The Front Door Monitor is required to work Tuesdays through Thursdays from 5:00 pm to 12:00 am and Fridays and Saturday from 6:00 pm to 1:00 am.

        New Destiny is committed to the safety of all employees and clients within our organization and programs. In accordance with New York City’s vaccine mandate for the City workforce and employees of organizations with human services contracts, this position requires candidates to provide proof of being fully vaccinated or evidence of starting the process of becoming fully vaccinated before beginning their employment. This organization will consider accommodations for bona fide medical or a sincerely held religious, moral, or ethical belief.

        Front Door Monitor Responsibilities:
        • Maintain the security of the building and its immediate surroundings (e.g., front steps, backyard) by monitoring and, if appropriate, reporting suspicious or unusual activity to the Regional Director and/or the police, if necessary.
        • Patrol interior hallways and exterior of building once per hour. These rounds must be documented in the Building’s Logbook.
        • Document all incidents on the New Destiny Housing Corporation Incident Report Form, document incident in the Building’s Logbook and contact the Program Director or Tenant Support Coordinator and Regional Director to report any incident.
        • Monitor the CCTV system to observe suspicious activity either inside or outside of the building and take necessary action.
        • In case of emergency, contact either the police or fire department depending on the circumstances.
        • Call the Regional Director to report incidents that require police contact before calling the police if possible or immediately after calling the police if an emergency occurs.
        • Communicate with staff on duty about any situations requiring attention.
        • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
        Qualifications:
        • Minimum – High School Diploma or G.E.D with at least 1 year of security guard experience in a residential setting.
        Requirements:
        • Security Guard License is required.
        • Fire Guard Certificate is required.
        • Additional requirements include computer proficiency, and strong writing and communication skills. CPR certification is a plus.

        Excellent benefits. Please email resume and a detailed cover letter to New Destiny at resumes@newdestinyhousing.org with “Front Door Monitor” in the subject line.