Status: Full-time position
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Job Summary: The Senior Housing Planner identifies and assesses the feasibility of new affordable housing opportunities and preservation of existing affordable housing; administers funding from federal, state and local sources to support those programs; develops new housing policies and programs targeted to the City’s low- and moderate-income residents; and works with other Department staff to address a wide array of housing and related planning issues. The Senior Housing Planner will be involved in all aspects of the Office of Affordable Housing’s work and will work closely with other City departments, neighborhood groups, non-profit organizations and private developers.
Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Real Estate Finance, Urban Planning, Economics, or a related field
Three years of experience in lending, developing financing, federal funding administration, planning and/or affordable housing development and/or affordable housing programs or A Bachelor’s Degree with five years of experience in lending, development financing, federal funding administration, planning and/or affordable housing development and/or affordable housing programs.
Duties: The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
Works with City staff to implement actions outlined in the City’s Housing Plan, Consolidated Plan and per Council policy direction.
Administers funding from federal, state and local sources, including CDBG, Shelter Plus Care, NSP and others. Is responsible for meeting all reporting, monitoring and funding/reimbursement requests and working with sub-recipients to ensure that program priorities are met. Works closely with HUD field office to ensure compliance with HUD regulations.
Assesses project feasibility and need for City subsidy (including site assessment, evaluating and underwriting proposed loans and/or grants, identifying creative financing strategies, assessment of public benefit and viability as outlined in the guidelines of the Housing Trust Fund and CDBG funding guidelines).
Maintains and disseminates information related to the housing market conditions, relationship of affordable housing programs to economic development strategies, special needs housing projects and inclusionary zoning programs and policies.
Schedules and conducts meetings with advisory boards and elected officials to make recommendations for creation and modification of plans and ordinances and for the implementation of new programs and policies for affordable housing.
Performs site and program monitoring activities to gather data or verify compliance with CDBG funding requirements and/or local, state or federal funding requirements.
Compiles statistical and historical data on housing, economic development, demographic, land use, natural and cultural resources related to comprehensive planning, affordable housing planning and economic development.
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the city application form. Submit City of Santa Fe Application by one of the following methods: Fill out application at Human Resources Department, City Hall, 200 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM; mail application to P.O. Box 909, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0909; or fax application to (505) 955-6810. Applications may be downloaded from our website: www.santafenm.gov; or apply online at www.santafenm.gov