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Paralegal

Company name

Community Access, Inc.

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Legal Staff

Date Last Verified

Jan 22,2019

Valid Through

May 07,2019

Posted on

May 11,2017

Location

New York City, NY, United States

Employment Type

Full-time

Industry

Legal
Practice Area
Public Interest Law >> Public Interest Law
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Paralegal
The candidate will assist legal counsel with in-house civil court legal actions focused on rent collection and prohibiting nuisance to maintain the health, welfare and safety of Community Access buildings. Will assume the direction of the timing and implementation of all legal actions against tenants. Keep accurate records and respond to messages from the attorneys. Expedite cases by giving timely notice to the program staff and site coordinator. Develop the ability to conduct actions in Housing Court to the extent feasible. Assist the PPI director and site coordinators to improve on the system of record keeping to maintain up-to-date notes on conversations with tenants, service coordinators, and agencies providing income for the tenants. Establish good tenant relations, including visiting each site on a regular basis, meeting with tenants to answer questions and/or to negotiate solutions to ongoing problems. Be familiar with building/tenant issues. Attend program meetings and maintain ongoing communication with program staff, as necessary. Work with Program Directors and Service Coordinators to identify lease violations and document problem behaviors for holdover actions. Provide leadership to the team in preparing rent reminders and late notices to tenants and correspond with tenants regarding rent collection as needed. Monitor Low Income Tax Credit (LIHTC) initial certifications and conduct annual income re-certifications. Oversee the lease renewal, rent collection, and apartment inspection process in CA buildings, as assigned, with administrative support from the Property Management Coordinator. Develop expertise in LIHTC compliance. Submit apartment rent payment changes to the fiscal department and maintain records. Provide support to site coordinators as they prepare for site visits and audits by tax credit partners such as NEF, Enterprise, Richman Group, DHCR, and HPD.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate should have a Bachelor's degree or four years of experience in property management/real estate. J.D. degree and membership in NY Bar preferred. Should have an understanding, appreciation, and commitment to the philosophy and mission of Community Access. Prior experience working with low income housing preferred. Prior experience with housing court procedures desired. Should be computer literate with a good understanding of spreadsheets and word processing.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Community Access, Inc.
666 Broadway
3rd Floor
New York City, NY 10012

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