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Program Assistant

Neighborhood Restored/Restored Homes HDFC

Restored Homes HDFC ("RH") and Neighborhood Restore HDFC ("NR") are two related non-profit housing development corporations working in collaboration with the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development ("HPD") in developing and preserving affordable housing throughout New York City.

RH oversees two homeownership programs, the Asset Control Area ("ACA") and Real Estate Owned ("REO") programs that involve the purchase, rehabilitation and sale of foreclosed properties in New York City. RH works closely with federal, state and city government agencies (HUD, NYSHFA, and HPD), private lenders, real estate brokers, general contractors and community-based organizations.

NR oversees the Third Party Transfer Program ("TPT"), a city-sponsored program whereby NR takes title to tax-foreclosed properties. NR works closely with community-based organizations in managing and coordinating the pre-development efforts for the rehabilitation and sale of these distressed properties to qualified manager/developers The Program Assistant will work closely with NR/ RH staff to support with all program related activities and will report directly to RH's Program Manager. This position will also assist with general office operations. Responsibilities: - Research and analyze detailed information about properties through the TPT, ACA and REO programs including review of government records to determine building conditions, violations, water & sewer invoices, liens or fines. Evaluate appraisals and other property condition reports. - Assist with the acquisition, rehabilitation and sale of REO properties ensuring that all due diligence has been conducted. - Assist in the coordination with government agencies to select REO properties to acquire as well as purchase price negotiations with lenders. - Assist in formulating development budgets and sales prices, and marketing of homes. Prepare status project reports. - Plan and participate in meetings with architects and general contractors regarding the REO green pilot program. - Update and maintain TPT property files by assisting NR with the review of development budgets and building stabilization plans, and monthly financial positions. - Assist with TPT closing preparation including the review of all deficits, surpluses, waivers and building stabilization expenses. - Respond to requests for information made by government agencies, elected officials, Board of Directors, program participants and the general public. - Assist in overseeing general office operations, e.g., ordering supplies; responding to equipment repair needs; coordinating board meetings and compiling board books; updating NR/RH website. Qualifications - A bachelor's degree is required, and a graduate degree is preferred, but additional years of relevant experience may substitute for a formal degree. - Knowledge of housing and community development is preferred. - Strong organizational and communications skills. Must have the ability and patience to work with the public and community groups. - Knowledge of MS Word, Access, Excel, Outlook, Power Point required, knowledge of ArcGIS preferred. - Ability to coordinate complex activities, meet deadlines and use good judgment in satisfying conflicting demands and setting priorities. - Ability to work independently and to perform tasks with limited supervision. - Must have a strong interest in non-profit and government work and a willingness to work as an effective, enthusiastic member of a team towards the organizations' missions.

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