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Manager, HOME Program/Special Projects

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Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is seeking a Manager, HOME Program/Special Projects, in the Division of Housing Development!



Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is within Housing and Economic Development Secretariat and its work touches the lives of all Massachusetts residents.


DHCD's mission is to strengthen cities, towns and neighborhoods to enhance the quality of life of Massachusetts residents by providing leadership, professional assistance and financial resources to promote safe, decent affordable housing opportunities, economic vitality of communities and sound municipal management.


The Division of Housing Development is primarily responsible for the production and preservation of privately-owned affordable or mixed-income rental or ownership housing on behalf of the Commonwealth. The Division’s current portfolio contains over 130,000 rental units and 40,000 ownership units.



The manager of the federally-funded HOME program within the Housing Development Division works closely with the Division Director and deputies to oversee all aspects of HOME, coordinating also with other division managers and other division staff on various aspects of multi-family rental housing development and management, as well as homeownership initiatives. While responsible for multiple aspects of the $300+ million HOME portfolio, the incumbent also works as directed on other DHCD subsidy programs, including, as needed, on state bond programs, and on special projects as identified by the division director.




1) Housing Competitions:

·      Participates in rental and ownership housing competitions with HOME Investment Partnerships Program and other division funds including other subsidy programs


2) Performs:

·      Numerous loan closings per year

·      Compliance monitoring

·      Project reviews directly and oversees staff project reviews


3) Supervision:

·      Supervises 2-3 staff in all aspects of their work, including loan closings & compliance monitoring.


4) HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and HOME Investment Partnerships Program American Rescue Plan Program (HOME-ARP)

·      Coordinating all tasks related to the ongoing implementation of HOME and the new HOME-ARP

·      Tracking and monitoring HOME and HOME-ARP over time


5) Special Projects:

·      Helping to establish a more coordinated approach to the vendor code, contracting, and requisition processes among division subsidy programs

·      Assuming responsibility, as directed, for post-occupancy project transactions, such as refinancings, tax credit transfers, and sales involving various DHCD resources

·      Representing the agency on a number of outside committees and working groups, such as Citizens' Housing and Planning Association (CHAPA) and Mass Community Development Corporation (CDC) working groups


6) Tracking:

·      All commitments and expenditures through HOME and HOME-ARP.


7) American Rescue Plan Act of 2021(ARPA)

·      Participates, as directed, in various aspects of ARPA implementation, especially as related to ARPA‑1 Rental and to ARPA Commonwealth Builder

·      Assists, as directed, in various aspects of ARPA‑1 rental funding and ARPA‑1 Commonwealth Builder funding; duties may include project reviews


8) Coordinating:

·      Works with outside counsel with the Director or deputies

·      All aspects of new $36 million HOME-ARP implementation

·      Project refinancings or work-outs as directed by Director or deputies



1.    Familiarity with HOME as well as with other division programs (tax credits and bond)

2.    Experience with the administrative functions of the HOME Program

3.    Knowledge of the principles and practices of real estate financing, housing and portfolio management, and understanding of the factors which influence the housing market.

4.    Demonstrated experience explaining and applying complex laws, regulations, guidelines, and procedures to housing programs.

5.    Familiarity with new federal HOME-ARP as well as federal ARPA‑1 Rental and Commonwealth Builder.

6.    Ability to supervise and motivate staff.

7.    Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.

8.    Outstanding computer skills, at least intermediate proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Adept at learning new applications quickly.

9.    Master's degree in planning, community development, or urban affairs is preferred.

10. Experience in community development, municipal government, and/or legislative processes at the state level is preferred.

11. Travel across the state will be required. Occasional weekend or evening work may be required as part of the regular duties and responsibilities of this position. Candidate needs to have access to a personal motor vehicle. Those employees who elect to use a motor vehicle for travel must have a current and valid Massachusetts Class D Motor Vehicle Operator's license or the equivalent from another state.



Please upload resume and position-specific cover letter.


This position would be expected to follow a hybrid model of reporting to work that combines in-office workdays and work from home days, as needed.


Salary placement is determined by years of experience and education directly related to the position and the Human Resources Division’s Recruiting Guidelines. In the case of a promotional opportunity, the salary provisions of the applicable collective bargaining agreement will apply to placement within the appropriate salary range.


Education, licensure and certifications will be verified in accordance with the Human Resources Division’s Hiring Guidelines. Education and license/certification information provided by the selected candidate(s) is subject to the Massachusetts Public Records Law and may be published on the Commonwealth’s website.



A background check will be completed on the recommended candidate as required by the regulations set forth by the Human Resources Division prior to the candidate being hired.



MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) five (5) years of full-time or, equivalent part-time, professional, professional internship, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in business administration, business management, public administration, public management, clinical administration or clinical management or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and substitutions below.




I. A certificate in a relevant or related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the required experience.


II. A Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.


III. A Graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience.


IV. A Doctorate degree in a related field may be substituted for four (4) years of the required experience.


Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption.


An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.  Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role.


Official Title: Program Manager V

Functional Title: Manager, HOME Program/Special Projects 

Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Boston-100 Cambridge Street

Job: Community and Social Services

Agency: Department of Housing & Community Development

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Posting: May 8, 2023, 3:22:46 PM

Number of Openings: 1

Salary: $38,067.12 - $108,880.00 Yearly

Bargaining Unit: M99-Managers (EXE)

Confidential: No

Hybrid Work Eligible: Yes

If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Jessica Molina - 8572480160


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Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is seeking a Manager, HOME Program/Special Projects, in the Division of Housing Development!



Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is within Housing and…

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Fecha de inicio
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9 de julio de 2023
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14 de junio de 2023
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USD $38.067 - USD $108.880 / año


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