Compliance Specialist 

Job Title:           Compliance Specialist                       

Department:    Asset Management

Reports to:       Senior Asset Manager

Job Status:        Full-time/Exempt

Note: Vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement of the job.  Accommodations due to disability or religious reasons will be evaluated in compliance with the law.


About Our Organization:

Mission Housing Development Corporation is a private non-profit housing developer founded in 1971. Mission Housing develops high-quality, well-managed, affordable, sustainable communities that promote the self-sufficiency of low and moderate income families, seniors, and persons with diverse needs and offers technical assistance to service providers to help them develop affordable housing that meets the needs of special populations  with a comprehensive vision of community. We own approximately 37 affordable housing buildings serving over 3,500 families and individuals with diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds in San Francisco’s Mission District. Our employees are passionate about our mission; thrive in a family organizational culture; and embody values of empowerment, teamwork, and compassion.

Essential Functions:

The Compliance Specialist (CS) for Mission Housing serves as a liaison with agency records and outside contractors to ensure that all issues related to programmatic compliance are met. The Compliance Specialist will coordinate with property management firms to ensure Mission Housing’s assets are up-to-date and performing at the highest level possible. This position will work closely with asset management, property management and others to: 

  • Schedule and coordinate on-going file reviews and ensure files for accuracy and compliance with income limit, rent limit, utility allowances based on regulatory agreements, partnership agreements, other program requirements and resident selection criteria.
  • Keep current on all updates and changes in government agencies’ regulations e.g. TCAC, HUD, MOHCD, HCD etc. 
  • Assist asset management in preparing reports for funders, investors, and regulatory agencies;
  • Update forms, documents, resident selection criteria;
  • Maintain ongoing communications regarding compliance issues with Property Management and Asset Management;
  • Coordinate with Property Management to ensure that all 1st year tenant files are in compliance;
  • Provide compliance status reports for the entire portfolio to asset management;
  • Participate in lease-up and/or  marketing at new and existing properties;
  • Assist Property Management in developing corrective action plans based on internal and external audit findings;
  • Attend HUD trainings and LIHTC compliance workshops to stay updated;

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years of experience working in affordable housing and/or residential property management setting. 
  • Knowledge of HUD, TCAC, HOME, HCD, MOHCD, and other guidelines/programs
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Fair Housing Laws as well as other regulations and rules
  • Excellent organizational, administrative, financial, and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Work, Excel & Outlook and Property Management or data tracking software. 
  • Valid California Driver’s License.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Familiarity with affordable housing management principles, including funding and regulatory requirements, landlord/tenant law, and fair housing regulations
  • Sensitivity to challenges facing low-income and monolingual residents
  • Ability to work collaboratively with different levels of management and government agencies
  • Capacity to work independently and exercise own judgment in problem-solving
  • Relevant experience with HUD, RAD, HSH, Bonds, Tax Credits and layered subsidies
  • Experience working in the nonprofit sector
  • Certified Occupancy Specialist (COS) or Tax Credit Specialist (TCS)
  • Experience working in affordable housing properties with multiple layers of funding
  • Associates Degree or some college credits


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; move from one location to another; reach; communicate to various individuals; occasionally climb and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.  While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change. 

Mission Housing Development Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnic background, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin or disabilities.  Please let us know if you need any special accommodations. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Mission Housing Development Corporation is a drug-free work place as required by the “Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988”.

Pay: $55,000-$65,000 per year DOE

To apply: send cover letter and resume to hr@missionhousing.org

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