Housing Director- City Heights Community Development Corporation (CHCDC)

Housing Director

City Heights Community Development Corporation (CHCDC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in the City Heights community of central San Diego. City Heights is a diverse community of almost 80,000 lower income families many of whom are new arrivals in the US. CHCDC was founded by residents in 1981 in response to deteriorating neighborhood conditions, inadequate facilities, poor infrastructure and a lack of community involvement in redevelopment efforts. By the 1990’s, services expanded to focus on developing affordable housing and resident job preparation and placement. Today, CHCDC delivers programs in resident leadership, active transportation and community and economic development improvement programs.

Housing Program
CHCDC began acquiring rental property in the early 1990s. Since then our affordable housing communities remain a platform for the delivery of our programs. Our housing program is designed to provide quality housing needs, enhance neighborhood environments and encourage community pride and involvement. All apartments are in City Heights, the majority for very low to low income families (60% AMI or under). We strive not only to provide affordable living but more specifically QUALITY affordable housing. Currently, CHCDC is a managing or co-general partner in three Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) properties, totaling 366 affordable housing units in City Heights. Construction is currently underway for a 60-unit development that will house seniors at risk of homelessness.

Principal Duties
The Housing Director may perform any or all the following duties, directly and/or through the work of other staff supervised by the Housing Director, and through contracts for services. This list is illustrative and does not include all the tasks the employee may be expected to perform.

Existing Portfolio
• Provide oversight for CHCDC housing programs and properties including supervision of property management personnel and ensuring successful evaluation and coordination of existing portfolio.
• Ensure that programs comply with funding regulations and implement a strategic plan for maintenance of the existing portfolio of properties.
• Maintain internal controls and standards concerning maintenance and repairs.
• Work with staff to ensure that programs and processes are evaluated and/or modified to obtain maximum efficiency and potentially improve outcomes.
• Manage and administer financial accounts related to programs and properties and maintain internal financial controls in conjunction with the accountant.
• Prepare reports related to existing and proposed housing issues for the CHCDC Housing Committee of the Board and/or the Board of Directors.
• Attend board, committee, and neighborhood events as requested by the Executive Director.
• Advise the Executive Director on real estate related matters, including long term capital improvement plans, grant compliance, and the maintenance and rehab of properties.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Housing Development
• Use a variety of data collection tools and procedures to develop community needs assessments, housing market analyses, and projects concepts.
• Identify, evaluate, and recommend potential project sites and project concepts and participate in negotiations and the acquisition of project sites.
• Develop and update project pro formas including predevelopment, development, and operating budgets and sources of construction and permanent financing.
• Solicit, negotiate, and secure project financing from a variety of public and private sources. Obtain all required land use approvals.
• Draft requests for qualifications / proposals, and negotiate, prepare, and manage contracts for a variety of development professionals.
• Coordinate outreach to impacted neighborhoods, develop community support, and maintain positive neighborhood relations during all phases of the development process. •Serve as the development team coordinator, project manager, and owner’s representative during all phases of project planning and implementation.
• Monitor compliance with all grant, lender, and investor requirements.
• Monitor project expenditures and progress and establish mechanisms for assuring that projects are completed on time and within budget.
• Maintain project records and prepare and submit a variety of reports.
• Review potential funding opportunities to increase the amount of affordable, safe wellmaintained housing within City Heights.
• Identify additional sources of funding for housing-related programs and acquisitions, rehab and development.
• Prepare proposals for funding and build relationships and coordinate with city staff to insure compliance with all requirements of existing contracts for housing projects and programs and other community partners to expand housing opportunities.

Required Knowledge and Expertise
• A minimum of three years affordable housing finance and development and asset management experience, in a senior management capacity.
• Familiarity with and knowledge of City Heights or other similarly disadvantaged communities.
• Sound knowledge of affordable housing financing programs including tax credit financing, Community Development Block Grants and HOME.
• Ability to source deals and project manage housing development through to occupancy. • Capacity to work with minimum supervision and be proactive in completing daily tasks.
• Capacity to motivate, train and evaluate property management staff.
• Experience with working as a member of a senior management team.
• Ability to think, assess and act decisively in handling multiple tasks concurrently.
• Strong organizational, problem solving and analytical skills.
• Highly attentive to detail, quality and accuracy, and the ability to prepare and submit budgets and other financial reports as required in a timely manner.
• Computer fluency in Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as reasonable proficiency in other management software.
• Personal attributes include: cultural awareness and sensitivity; flexibility and adaptability to change; collaborative and collegial workstyle; an open-minded and supportive approach to leadership; dedication and commitment to the mission of CHCDC and serving the needs of disadvantaged families.

Salary and Benefits
Salary range of $80,000 – $100,000, commensurate with experience and the duties of the position; benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; a 401K retirement plan that includes an employer match; and generous paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. CHCDC is committed to the professional growth of all employees and provides training opportunities accordingly.

CHCDC is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. Applications for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

To Apply
An application consists of a cover letter that describes how your education and experience prepare you for this position, a resume, and a completed application form listing three professional references. Applications should be emailed to ksepulveda@cityheightscdc.org, or mailed to: Kendyll Sepulveda City Heights CDC 4001 El Cajon Blvd., Suite 205 San Diego, CA 92105