Tax Credit Compliance Specialist

Job Description

Position Title: Compliance Specialist

Reports To: Compliance Administrator

Department: Property Management Division

Salary: $17.00 to $19.00

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

I. Position Purpose – (Definition/Summary)

The Compliance Occupancy Specialists primary purpose is to assign income eligible applicants to restricted units/and or program type units. To ensure compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations including the LIHTC and HOME Programs, and other federal and state assisted programs. Responsibilities include assigning income eligible applicants to restricted units. Reviewing files for compliance and data entry

II. Essential Duties

Interviews and processes eligible households ensuring applicants meet regulatory requirements at initial move in. Review all application and certification paperwork and either approve/deny applicants based on specific program compliance for multiple sites.

Assist in the coordination of initial project lease-ups ensuring timely and accurate processing of applications per the regulatory agreements and Tax Credit Compliance and if applicable, Section 8 guidelines.

Prepare for and participate in annual compliance audits by state and local agencies.

Coordinate application processing for units across multiple properties, including assisting applicants with the preparation of Section 8 documents and high-volume scheduling with the local PHA.

Prepare a monthly report to the Compliance Administrator regarding all move-ins for compliance purposes.

Assist the Compliance Administrator with developing and implementing quarterly compliance training seminars for site resident managers.

Attends routine educational programs to keep credentials current and develop professional abilities.

Other Duties include:

Coordinating duties to the Rental Office staff ensuring all vacant units are assigned.

Coordinates with CES to get new applicants.

Maintains the Medical Wait List for reasonable accommodations and assign units when available

Acts as Liaison to the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles (HACLA) and other state and local agencies and funding sources.

Provide file compliance reporting to state and local agencies and funding sources.

III. Position Relationships

Property Management Staff (Managers, Asst. Managers, Janitors, Maintenance, Case managers, Desk Clerks)

  • Internal Relationships

Executive Director, Directors, Property Management Staff, Program Managers, Case Managers, Finance Division.

  • External Relationships

General public population in skid row area, Hotel Residents, L A.P.D.

Funders, Various Community Agencies (HACLA, HCID, DMH, DHS,etc.)

IV. Position Knowledge and Skills Required

Minimum of three years experience as an Compliance Specialist or other Affordable Housing position. Knowledge of TCAC, HUD and other affordable housing programs. Strong verbal communication skills and clear writing ability. Capacity to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in an organized and efficient manner.

  • Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Knowledge of government grants and contracts; data management; homeless-related issues; management and supervision protocols; Affordable Housing programs and services; basic administrative/management skills; property management procedures; filing systems; budgetary matters.

  • Education/Training

Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related area with one to two years relevant experience in affordable housing; or an Associate degree with business coursework and three or more years relevant experience in affordable housing; five or more years relevant experience in affordable housing. Use of computer programs including word processing, spreadsheets, databases required. Yardi, CES and other relevant programs preferred.

  • Skills

Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally; communicate effectively with a diverse population; involves extensive communication via telephone. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals. Effectively present information and respond to questions from groups, managers, clients, residents, customers, and the general public.

  • Experience

Minimum one to two years experience in Affordable Housing. Must possess knowledge of LIHTC (Low Income Housing Tax Credit) and other affordable housing Programs.

  • Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

  • Certificates, License, Registrations

Affordable Housing Certifications, i.e., Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS). Willingness to obtain additional Compliance Certification, i.e., Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM) or other LIHTC Certification.

  • Physical Demands

This is primarily a sedentary office position, which requires long periods of sitting, talking and hearing. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, bend, reach, stoop, as well as lift and move office materials weighing 25 pounds or less. The employee is frequently required to use arms, hands and fingers to handle materials. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

  • Work Environment/Work Schedule

The work environment is a typical office environment with limited noise level. The office is located in an SRO facility in the Downtown Skid Row area. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.,

V. Staff Evaluation


VI. Health Requirements

Must undergo a physical examination and drug screening test at time of employment.

VII. Position Special Requirements & Conditions

Must undergo a background screening check which will include verification of education, previous work experience, and criminal background.

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I further acknowledge that it has been discussed with me by my supervisor, and I understand the essential functions for my position as outlined in the job description.

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Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $17.00 - $19.00 per hour


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Referral program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:
Incentives for COVID-19 testing


  • LIHTC: 2 years (Preferred)
Salary Range
$47,000.00 - 83,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Los Angeles, CA 90017, US
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