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Housing Specialist

The Omaha Housing Authority Omaha, NE

Job Description

Please select the "apply" button and print an OHA employment application.  Fax the completed application to (402) 444-6081 Attn: Latina Jackson or mail to 1805 HarneyStreet, Omaha, NE 68102.  Applications must be received by the posting closed date of October 30, 2018 by 4:30 PM.

Job Function:

To complete certifications of applicants and recertification of participants as the basis for determining participants, to assure compliance with OHA policies, HUD regulations and lease provisions. 

Essential Functions:

Determine verification needed to accurately evaluate applicant’s eligibility; prepare and submit verifications to appropriate sources.                                    

Assembles verified information and prepares Section 8 eligibility or Public Housing eligibility and recertification determination for certification. 

Determines need for interim rent changes and completes all established and required processing procedures. 

Review owners’ and/or participants’ leases annually to insure that rental amount plus allowances does not exceed Fair Market Rent or Annual Adjustment Factor and completes certification for rent reasonableness.  

Insures that all re-examinations are completed prior to expiration of participants’ leases and notifications mailed 30 days in advance.  

Recommends termination of payments for participants who fail to comply with re-examination deadlines or for participants over income requirements and participants who violate the Statement of Family Obligations/Responsibilities.  

Forwards completed files to the Quality Control specialist for review and certification. 

Obtains a change in certification from supervisor when it is determined during annual review that a participant must move due to a change in family composition.  

Must maintain organized recertification files and office work space.

Ensures all documents are filed in tenant file in chronological order. 

Must clearly understand all aspects of the policies and procedures of OHA, including, OHA admissions and continued occupancy policies.  Must have the ability to effectively communicate this to applicants and visitors. 


High School graduate and two year’s college education in human service, social work or related field or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  

Two years actual work experience in a nonprofit agency, which included client service interaction.  Ability to speak Spanish beneficial.  

Incumbent must successfully complete OHA sponsored management certification courses within one year.  

Must be able to communicate effectively with diverse personalities, be mature, tactful and professional.  

Good knowledge of local agencies, property, stock and bond values and federal, state and city agency programs which are designed for low-income families.  

Ability to understand oral and written instructions. Ability to make mathematical computations and compile statistical data and prepare reports.  

Housing Choice Voucher Rent Calc and Eligibility Certifications required.  Incumbents are required to obtain Housing Choice Voucher Rent Calculation and Eligibility Certifications within the first 18 months of employment. 


Equal Opportunity Employer -Affirmative Action - W/M/D/V

Job Details

Date Posted October 25, 2018
Date Closes November 24, 2018
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Housing Choice Voucher
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Hourly Wage, Varies
Shift Custom
Hours 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
SOC Category 21-1099.00 Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other
Zipcode 68102

This job offers the following benefits

  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Pension Plan
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Life Insurance
  • Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave
  • Medical
  • Prescription Drug Plan
  • Vision
  • Credit Union
  • Health Club Membership
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacations
  • Sick Leave

This job requires the following skills

  • Ability to Work Under Pressure
  • Accepts and Learns From Criticism
  • Computer Usage
  • Excellent Communications
  • Excellent Logic and Reasoning
  • Excellent Team Member
  • Office Machine Operations
  • Positive Attitude
  • Problem Resolution
  • Public Speaking
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • Dependent-Care Spending Accounts
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Pension Plan
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • And More ...