WHF-PA Members Out and About – October Edition

We know that WHF-PA members regularly attend industry conferences, webinars, and events to support their professional growth. WHF-PA wants to help our members identify networking and professional development opportunities and connect with one another. If you are planning to attend a conference or an event (within or outside of Pennsylvania) in October, please share! In the box under “Leave a Reply” below, you can provide the name and location of an event as well as any pertinent details (e.g., link to website) that may be available. If you’re open to meeting up with other members also attending the event, please include your name and a method for contacting you (e.g., email address) so that may be coordinated. We look forward to seeing you out and about in October!

HDC- MidAtlantic Development Associate

Full TimeProfessionalUS

13 days agoRequisition ID: 1326APPLYTO DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE

If you are fully vaccinated and looking for a great employment opportunity, Housing Development Corporation MidAtlantic (HDC) is currently seeking a Development Associate for the home office in Lancaster, PA.

HDC MidAtlantic envisions a world where a safe, welcoming, affordable place to call home is open to everyone. We believe home shouldn’t be an impossible dream; it should be an attainable reality. We are resident advocates, trusted developers, property managers, community partners, and collaborators. We are part of the fabric of our towns and cities, and have been working with our neighbors since 1971 to create real change and meaningful connections. As champions of the greater good, we are committed to advancing equity, we open the door to opportunities, and we build homes that we can all be proud of.

HDC owns and/or manages over 3,000 apartments, providing housing that is safe and affordable to those with lower incomes, focusing on seniors, families, and individuals living with disabilities. Serving nearly 4,000 residents in 55 communities located in urban, suburban, and rural areas across Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland, HDC builds hope and opportunity for all residents to reach their full potential by creating, preserving, and strengthening affordable housing communities.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Works with Real Estate Development team to assist with the creation and management of financial models for development projects including new construction, acquisition and preservation deals.   Assists Development Officer in overseeing matters relating to new development activities, from initial formulation to completed project.  Assists Development Officer in determining a project’s feasibility.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Assists the Development Officer and Project Manager with completion of applications for Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, Tax Exempt Bonds, Bank Financing and related financing sources for affordable housing.  Assists with contract management including but not limited to making phone calls, obtaining bids, and reviewing documents (appraisals, phase w, market studies, etc.)
  • Identifies soft-funding sources to be used as capacity building and/or development sources.
  • Writes grants and manages schedules for recurring new grants opportunities.
  • Assists with cultivation and management of development project partners.
  • Assists Development Officer with planning and directing the steps needed to achieve the closing, construction and start of operation for new communities.
  • Monitors development progress
  • Assists Real Estate Development Team in preparation and presentation of marketing materials for new projects.
  • Willing to manage projects in the absence of lead Project Manager or lead Development Officer.
  • Works with development team on the financial feasibility to understand basic project information as it goes through the development process.
  • Serve as a liaison and locus of ownership across departments, specifically with asset management, compliance, property management and finance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Equal Opportunity Employment

We believe in and practice equal opportunity. HDC MidAtlantic is an equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of an individual’s race, color, religion, creed, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law. This policy applies to all terms, conditions, and privileges of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, compensation, promotion, discipline, and termination.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

HDC MidAtlantic is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, any other status protected by law and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

Ballard Spahr is hiring! Paral Legal, Real Estate

Paralegal, Real Estate

New Jersey, Baltimore or Washington, DC

Ballard Spahr LLP is seeking a high performing and detail-oriented individual with real estate experience to assist the attorneys in the Affordable Housing and Community Development practice group in our New Jersey, Baltimore or Washington, DC office. 

The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to manage a large number of documents for submission to a government authority, and significant experience with title, plat, and survey review, due diligence review and tracking, UCC searches/filings and organizing pre-closing and closing documentation. Experience with HUD submissions or low-income housing tax credits would be a plus.

This position requires a demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, particularly excellent technical writing skills, are essential. Must be able to work independently, as well as with a team and with clients. Intermediate-level skills working with Microsoft Office applications, document management systems and time-keeping software are necessary. Must be able to work overtime when needed.  This position offers a hybrid work schedule of 3 days a week in the office. 

The ideal candidate for this position will have a college degree and 3+ years of real estate experience with a law firm, a title company, a commercial lender or other related organizations.   

Ballard Spahr is committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession and to supporting the communities where we live and work. People from all backgrounds are valued and integrated into every part of the firm. Diverse candidates including women, people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, and individuals with a disability are encouraged to apply.

The health, safety and well-being of our Ballard community is a top priority. Therefore, all lawyers and staff are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. We believe this is the most prudent position to take in order to meet our obligation to provide as safe of a workplace as possible. The firm will provide exemptions and accommodations for medical and religious reasons consistent with applicable law.

The Firm is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and a generous paid time off program is offered.  For immediate consideration, please visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/BallardSpahr/Careers and apply online. 

Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.

Ballard Spahr is hiring! Paralegal, Real Estate

Paralegal, Real Estate

Philadelphia and Phoenix

Ballard Spahr LLP is seeking high performing and detail-oriented individuals with transactional real estate experience to assist the attorneys in the Real Estate Development and Transactions practice group in our Philadelphia and Phoenix offices. 

The successful candidates will undertake a range of tasks and responsibilities that include:

  • Title and survey review
  • Preparation and filing of UCC financing statements
  • Preparation of documents for closings, including organizing, proofreading, assembling materials, and conducting due diligence
  • Deed and mortgage satisfaction preparation
  • Handle documentation recordation
  • Researching industry databases, publicly-available information from local governments and other sources

This position requires a demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize multiple tasks.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills, particularly excellent technical writing skills, are essential.  Must be able to work independently, as well as with a team and with clients.  Intermediate-level skills working with Microsoft Office applications, document management systems and time-keeping software are necessary.  Must be able to work overtime when needed.  This position offers a hybrid work schedule of 3 days a week in the office. 

The ideal candidate for this position will have a college degree and 3+ years of real estate experience with a law firm, a title company, a commercial lender or other related organizations.   

Ballard Spahr is committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession and to supporting the communities where we live and work.  People from all backgrounds are valued and integrated into every part of the firm.  Diverse candidates including women, people of color, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, veterans, and individuals with a disability are encouraged to apply.

The health, safety and well-being of our Ballard community is a top priority.  Therefore, all lawyers and staff are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.  We believe this is the most prudent position to take in order to meet our obligation to provide as safe of a workplace as possible.  The firm will provide exemptions and accommodations for medical and religious reasons consistent with applicable law.

The Firm is not accepting resumes from search firms for this position.

Excellent compensation, a comprehensive benefits package and a generous paid time off program is offered.  For immediate consideration, please visit https://jobs.silkroad.com/BallardSpahr/Careers and apply online. 

Ballard Spahr is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a culturally diverse environment. The firm encourages applications from a diverse pool of candidates, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, handicap or disability, citizenship, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, transgender status, sex stereotyping, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable law.

M&L Associates Seeking Senior Project Manager

POSITION:                     SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

FIRM:                              MULLIN & LONERGAN ASSOCIATES

LOCATION:                    REMOTE

AVAILABLE:                  IMMEDIATELY

M&L Associates is a small housing and community development consulting firm with offices in Pittsburgh and Mechanicsburg, PA searching for an energetic and highly organized professional with an engaging and dynamic personality and who shares M&L’s commitment to fair housing, equity, inclusion, and planning for the public good. This individual will assist in managing our significant portfolio of local government clients across the U.S. The work primarily involves providing grant administration services to client communities in more than 20 states. Focus is on the programs administered by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development and include the Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Solutions Grant, HOME and HOME-ARP programs, among others.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree with 3-5 years of experience in local government work preferred with strong interest in public sector or public administration
  • Knowledge of housing policy, policy implementation, community development and planning, federal housing legislation and implementing regulations, or analysis of housing data and research is helpful
  • Experience with administration of local government grant programs related to housing, community development, or homelessness
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel and PowerPoint required
  • Ability to work independently and on team projects
  • Meeting facilitation and presentation skills
  • Strong, effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to carry out assignments within the context of benchmarks and deliverables
  • Ability to work independently and take the lead on team projects
  • Self-motivation with the ability to identify client needs and offer solutions
  • Time management skills for organizing multiple deadlines and multiple clients
  • Ability to conduct oneself professionally and collaborate with clients on program planning, management, budgeting, etc.
  • Ability to relate positively to local government employees and elected officials

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist clients with planning for their annual program year activities funded through HUD
  • Develop documents associated with HUD’s Community Development & Planning Programs, such as Consolidated Plans, Analyses of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, HOME-ARP Allocation Plans and more
  • Provide technical assistance for clients (states, counties, and other units of local government) that receive federal and state funding, including program administration, development of policy and procedure manuals, preparation of environmental reviews, and annual reporting requirements
  • Participate in staff meetings and training sessions
  • Collaborate with client communities within the local context of their community needs related to affordable housing and community development
  • Manage a team of professional staff to assist in completing assignments associated with local government clients
  • Travel to meet with clients for required meetings, public hearings, staff training, etc.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and a full benefits package, including 401-K profit sharing, health insurance, disability insurance, and paid vacation and sick time. Actual compensation package will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and abilities. E-mail submission of a letter of interest and your resume to marjoriew@mandl.net

M&L is an Equal Employment Opportunity company and does not discriminate against any person in employment regard to race, color, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, religious creed, marital status, having a GED rather than a high school diploma, handicap or disability, the use of a guide or support animal for disability, relationship to a person with a disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or housing status.

M&L Associates Seeking Housing & Community Development Specialist

POSITION:                          HOUSING & COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST

FIRM:                                   MULLIN & LONERGAN ASSOCIATES

LOCATION:                         REMOTE

AVAILABLE:                       IMMEDIATELY

M&L Associates is a small housing and community development consulting firm with offices in Pittsburgh and Mechanicsburg, PA searching for an energetic and highly organized professional with an engaging and dynamic personality and who shares M&L’s commitment to fair housing, equity, inclusion, and planning for the public good. We are searching for an energetic individual with an engaging and dynamic personality to service our housing and community development clients across the U.S. The work primarily involves providing local government grant administration services to clients in more than 20 states. Focus is on the programs administered by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development and include the Community Development Block Grant, Emergency Solutions Grant, HOME and HOME-ARP programs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 2-3 years of experience with state and/or federal grant programs preferred but not required
  • Strong interest in public sector or public administration
  • Master’s degree preferred but not required
  • Strong, effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proficiency in Word and Excel
  • Strong organizational skills; ability to carry out an assignment within the context of benchmarks and deliverables
  • Ability to work independently and on team projects
  • Self-motivation with the ability to identify client needs and offer solutions
  • Time management skills for organizing multiple deadlines and multiple clients
  • Ability to conduct oneself professionally and to collaborate with clients on program planning, management, budgeting, etc.
  • Meeting facilitation and presentation skills
  • Ability to relate positively to local government employees and elected officials

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist clients with planning for their annual program year activities that are funded through HUD
  • Develop documents associated with HUD’s Community Development & Planning Programs, such as Consolidated Plans, Analyses of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice, HOME-ARP Allocation Plans and more
  • Provide technical assistance for clients (states, counties, and other units of local government) that receive federal and state funding, including program administration, development of policy and procedure manuals, preparation of environmental reviews, and annual reporting requirements
  • Participate in staff meetings and training sessions
  • Assist clients with planning for their annual program year activities and requirements
  • Travel to meet with clients for required meetings, public hearings, staff training, etc. Some travel will be several days in duration. Currently, interaction with clients is conducted virtually with some in-person meetings.

This is a full-time position with a competitive salary and a full benefits package, including 401-K profit sharing, health insurance, disability insurance, and paid vacation and sick time. Actual compensation package will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and abilities.

E-mail your letter of interest and resume to marjoriew@mandl.net

M&L is an Equal Employment Opportunity company and does not discriminate against any person in employment regard to race, color, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, religious creed, marital status, having a GED rather than a high school diploma, handicap or disability, the use of a guide or support animal for disability, relationship to a person with a disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or housing status.

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