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14 E 28th St, New York, NY 10016, USA
Thursday, January 5, 2023
ABOUT US: - We believe that everyone deserves a home! Breaking Ground operates nearly 4,000 units of housing across New York City, along with housing in upstate New York and Connecticut. Supportive housing - affordable housing paired with services designed to help people maintain their homes for the long-term - is widely recognized as a proven and cost-effective solution to chronic homelessness.
But we didn't stop at providing housing. Breaking Ground's programs and services help people experiencing street homelessness - especially those who have been on the streets the longest - to come indoors. Through our Street to Home outreach program and transitional housing resources, we help people get, and stay, on the path to a permanent home.
The Rent Administrator is responsible for overseeing the rent collection process. They are responsible for responding to tenant questions and concerns about rent. The Rent Administrator also works closely with tenants and social services to ensure that rent is paid in full each month. Additionally, this position will work closely with the Finance department to maintain accurate and timely rent records for tenants and to develop effective strategies for addressing and solving tenant rent issues. The incumbent works closely with outside counsel and with a variety of subsidy agencies. The Rent Administrator is the primary point of contact for tenant rent subsidies.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintain accurate income and rent information in various databases
Prepare weekly reports of tenants’ rent status, reason for arrears, current court status, Public Assistance arrears, and contact made with the individual regarding rent issues
Prepare weekly reports following trends in general arrears issues and coordinating payment plans
Maintain a clear and comprehensive list of due dates for all tenants in payment plans, court stipulations, and which tenants, in owing unpaid rent, are not entitled to special services within the building
Meet with tenants to answer rent related issues
Collaborate with social services on tenants’ rent issues
Collaborate with Entitlements Specialist to follow up on payments or grants from outside organizations
Lead bi-weekly meetings with staff to communicate current arrears situations
Draft legal documents, including 14 Day Demand notices
Coordinate with maintenance department regarding additional repair or replacement charges
Complete, review, and track all subsidy and lease renewals
Oversee tenant rent changes, including those changes that affect rent subsidies
Provide residency letters for individuals, when applicable
Coordinate with outside counsel regarding non-payment legal action and make court appearances, when necessary
Review legal and subsidy bills for accuracy on a monthly basis
Perform other related duties as assigned
Bachelor’s or equivalent experience
Experience working with special needs individuals; Familiarity with rent, accounting, or banking preferred
Superior organization, analytical, and interpersonal skills; Ability to work with diverse populations; Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Ability to handle multiple high priority tasks simultaneously
Current and active New York Notary preferred
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
Strong proficiency with creating and maintaining spreadsheets & databases
Notary Public license preferred
Consistent with NYC’s mandate, all Breaking Ground employees, interns, volunteers and subcontractors are required to be in receipt of an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccination and provide a one-time verification of immunization as a condition of employment. Individuals that have a medical consideration or sincerely held religious beliefs or practices that could prevent them from complying with the Vaccine Mandate may request a reasonable accommodation.
Pay Type Hourly
Min Hiring Rate $21.97
Max Hiring Rate $21.97
Breaking Ground provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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