Housing Management Assistant


Date Posted:
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Dept Enterprise
Washington, DC
United States of America
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Property Management



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

When assigned to Recertification:

  • Performs reexaminations of tenant income and family composition to determine continues occupancy, rent to be paid, unit size requirements, and/or the preparation and issuance of lease supplements;
  • Codes tenant files for automatic data processing to provide an accurate, efficient, and effective information system to aid and assist management to be responsive to the various inquiries;
  • Conducts interim reexaminations based in tenant’s own reports of changes in income, family composition and certain deductible expenses;
  • Directs applicants in securing necessary verifications and documentation of all eligibility factors and where further data is necessary to assure complete and accurate evidence contacts employers, community agencies, schools, etc., for substantiation or clarification;
  • Counsels prospective tenants as to the policies and procedures relative to continues occupancy of a public housing unit;

When assigned to a public housing property:

  • Assists the Housing Manager in the management and operation of the facility;
  • Receives training in (1) conducting inspections, audits and management reviews of the facility; (2) identifying problems and deficiencies; and (3) recommending appropriate corrective measures in such areas as maintenance, repairs, assignments and/ or furnishing and equipment;
  • Coordinates maintenance and other operations in order to assure the timeliness of maintenance, alterations, minor construction, painting, repairs and inspections;
  • Conducts housekeeping inspections of one-twelfth of a property monthly to ensure safe and sanitary living conditions to the appropriate staff member;
  • Collects rents and preparing necessary documents leading to legal action.
  • Provides advice and assistance to housing officials on routine matters pertaining to income limits, rent ranges, grievance procedures and other related topics;
  • Conducts reviews and evaluations of assigned topics of technical, administrative or program nature;
  • Receives training in drafting statistical or narrative reports for use as reference material by higher level staff members at meetings or conferences;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements


Education and/or Experience

High school diploma/GED from an accredited institution of learning; and a minimum of two years’  experience; or other  equivalent combination of education and/or experience.  Such experience may have been gained in clerical, administrative, professional, technical, investigative or other related work.

Vaccination Requirement: The District of Columbia Housing Authority values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. To support these values, if you are selected for a position, all new employees of District of Columbia Housing Authority must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including booster vaccines, when eligible. All new employees must provide proof of vaccination before they are officially hired with District of Columbia Housing Authority.

This position is designated as “essential”

The District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) conducts pre-employment screening on specified positions, which may include but is not limited to a criminal background check, drug and alcohol testing, verification of academic credentials, licenses, and certifications, and/or verification of work history. 

This position has been designated by the department to require a drug and alcohol screening and background check.  Finalist(s) for this position will be subject to drug and alcohol testing and will be required to consent to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.