Housing Development Officer

Job Type
Programmatic/Project Management
City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development
Contact Name
Cathleen Coleman Fiumara
Contact Email
Contact Phone

26 Court Street
Boston, MA
United States

Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Housing Development Officer, the Housing Development Officer is responsible for all appropriate project and program management activities.


         - Prepare and review Requests for Proposals and manage the property disposition process.

         - Perform developer selection and negotiation and ensure compliance with program, project and funding requirements, as well as, policy standards.

         - Oversee projects through community process, public approvals and permits, into and through closing, construction, sales (or rent-up) coordinating with other City Agencies and approvals.

         - Coordinate project and/or program at appropriate points with the project team and divisional and agency staff.

         - Perform financial structuring, and restructuring for workouts, including appropriate use(s), costs, affordability, public subsidy and public benefits.

         - Work with staff to process funding requests, awards, commitments, requisitions and contract payments.

         - Maintain project files, prepare project status reports, prepare updates for the Directors Tracking.

         - Prepare and coordinate applications for state and federal resources, including housing grants and loans, rental assistance, and/or public services.

         - Manage programs that involve negotiations and coordination among multiple public and private agencies.

         - Prepare, negotiate, and administer public service and rental assistance contracts with non-profit organizations.

         - Assist with policy development pertaining to housing and housing-related services.

         - Perform other related duties as required by the position.

         - Performs related work as required.


        - At least (2) years experience in real estate development or finance.

       - Familiarity with principles of real estate finance, real estate development and management, housing construction and rehabilitation, and mortgage financing.

       - Working knowledge of federal and state regulations for housing and community development programs and resources.

       - Familiarity with Boston neighborhoods and history, housing and community development issues, public housing subsidy programs, and city government.

       - Familiarity with computerized word processing and spreadsheet programs.

       - Strong organizational, writing, negotiation, speaking, and interpersonal skills.

       - Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on details as required by the job.

       - Appropriate educational substitutions may be made.   



  Union/Salary Plan/Grade: SEIU 888/N-22

Hours Per Week:        35

Application Instruction

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