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The Better Housing Coalition (BHC) is a regional leader in affordable housing development and management. Since 1988, the organization has evolved into the region’s largest nonprofit community development corporation. BHC creates high-quality homes for residents of modest means, and empowers them with programs and tools to help them reach their fullest potential, at all stages of life. The Better Housing Coalition owns and manages 18 rental communities located in the cities of Richmond and Petersburg; and Henrico and Chesterfield counties. In order to accomplish our mission, it is essential for BHC to attract and retain energetic and knowledgeable employees who share its values.

Benefits

BHC offers an amazing benefits package that includes 10 days off during the summer months, 13 holidays and 21 days of PTO for first year employees.

Click here for an overview of our competitive benefits package.

If you are interested in helping BHC and our residents achieve their goals, please apply for one of our open positions.

Learn more about Who We Are and our Mission, Vision & Values and Core Competencies.


Resident Services Coordinator 

The Better Housing Coalition is a regional leader in affordable housing development and management. We create high-quality homes for residents of modest means and empower them with programs and tools to help them reach their fullest potential at all stages of life. We are seeking an energetic human services professional to be responsible for implementing and managing housing stabilization and case management services for our residents and serve as a Resident Services Coordinator.

BHC’s resident services coordinators educate residents living in a BHC rental community on all available services and entitlements including health and mental health care, training/education, employment resources, income assistance, emergency resources, legal assistance and child care. This position will be responsible for identifying resident/household needs and assisting with finding appropriate resources for social and/or medical requirements to help BHC residents achieve steps toward their household goals. This position will partner with our Property Management division to secure positive outcomes with residents, as well as oversee community outreach efforts, ensuring that new residents are welcomed. This position will be critical in reviewing household needs and ensuring that they are appropriately assessed and matched with community service providers.  Resident Service Coordinators are also responsible for tracking program data and outcomes to measure program success and submitting weekly and monthly reports to management.

The salary starts from $55,000 plus benefits. 

NEED TO HAVE

  • Bachelor’s degree in human services, social work, property management or related field;
  • Previous experience in the human services field working with adults and families including recent community based services;
  • Knowledge of resources available to residents;
  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; and
  • Proven ability to effectively manage in stressful situations.

Interested and qualified candidates should email resumes to [email protected]. Please put “Resident Services Coordinator” in the subject line.

 


 

Property Manager, Multi-family Affordable Housing

Better Housing Coalition is searching for a Property Manager for one of our 19 different properties located in Metro Richmond.

Property Manager hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-5 PM. Starting salary is $55,000 annually. We have an AMAZING benefits package that includes 10 days off during the summer months, 13 holidays and 21 days of PTO for first year employees. (Full benefits list is included below) This is a full time, salary, mid-level position with opportunity for advancement. The Property Manager reports to the Portfolio Manager and works at their direction.

The Property Manager focuses on:

  • General Operation support and oversight of a specific Better Housing Coalition-owned property
  • Guides property staff concerning Affordable Housing regulations
  • Supervises team in order to meet/exceed high customer service goals
  • Ensures that property is being maintained according to the high standards of BHC
  • Minimizes vacancies at property

NEED TO HAVE

  • Previous experience in a supervisory role in multifamily property management
  • Understanding of affordable housing rental regulations; some of these regulations will include Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), HUD and State Agency restrictions.
  • Patience when supervising/coaching others
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Ability to pass comprehensive background & drug screening

Download the full job description, requirements and benefits here

Interested and qualified candidates should email resumes to [email protected]. Please put “Property Manager” in the subject line.


Maintenance Technician

Better Housing Coalition has a mid-level opportunity for a Maintenance Technician for one of our 19 different properties located in Metro Richmond.

As a member of BHC’s Maintenance Team, you and your teammates will be responsible for maintaining our  rental units and keeping the rental property in good operating condition. You may be periodically dispatched to other BHC rental properties within Greater Richmond as needed.

Typical work hours are Monday-Friday 8AM-5 PM with a one-hour lunch. This role has a rotating call schedule. The maintenance team provides after hours and weekend “on-call” support to BHC’s rental properties within Greater Richmond. Every six weeks, “on call” rotates to a different team member. You will be “on call” after business hours for a week. For your “on call” week, you are paid hourly for each maintenance call, and you are also reimbursed mileage.

Hourly rates range from $19-$20/hour plus periodic overtime pay. We have an AMAZING benefits package that includes 10 days off during the summer months, 13 holidays and 21 days of PTO for first year employees. (Full benefits list is included below) This is a full-time, hourly, mid-level position reporting to the Property Manager and Portfolio Manager.

NEED TO HAVE

  • Experience providing multi-unit property maintenance
  • Vocational training in one or more trades (HVAC, Electrical, Mechanical, Construction, Plumbing) preferred
  • General knowledge of maintenance functions- carpentry, plumbing, electrical, HVAC
  • Must own basic hand tools
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Ability to pass comprehensive background & drug screening

MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN – FULL JOB DETAILS

Interested and qualified candidates should email resumes to [email protected]. Please put “Maintenance Technician” in the subject line.


Assistant Property Manager

Better Housing Coalition has an entry-level opportunity for an ASSISTANT PROPERTY MANAGER. Hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-5 PM. Pay ranges from $19 – $23/hour with a 40-hour work week schedule.  We have an AMAZING benefits package that includes 10 days off during the summer months, 13 holidays and 21 days of PTO for first year employees. This is a full time, hourly position with opportunity for advancement.

Reporting to the Property Manager and working as a team; the ASSISTANT PROPERTY MANAGER will assist with maintaining BHC’s high standards for resident customer service, operational and financial metrics at their Property.  Your team will ensure that we remain in legal compliance with affordable housing regulations.

NEED TO HAVE

  • Understanding of multi-family Property Management (preferably within Affordable Housing)
  • Experience with Yardi/Rent Café systems
  • Detail oriented
  • Work well with others
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Proficient with MS Office products
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Ability to pass comprehensive background & drug screening

Download the full job description, requirements and benefits here

Interested and qualified candidates should email resumes to [email protected]. Please put “Assistant Property Manager” in the subject line.


Better Housing Coalition is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are committed to the safety of our staff and residents. All COVID-related regulations are strictly followed and enforced.


Total Rewards

BHC is the employer of choice for candidates who embrace our mission. BHC strives to compensate associates with competitive rates, based on individual expertise and experience, and to provide merit increases based on performance and contribution to the organization. Additionally, BHC provides a competitive total compensation package of salary, benefits, and incentives. Benefits include health, dental, life and disability insurance, a retirement plan with company matching, as well as a generous time-off policy.

Managing Your Career

BHC is dedicated to developing our associates and helping them meet their career goals. Our competency-based performance management program provides for regular performance evaluations and individual development plans to address associates’ goals for enhancing and enriching current performance. We are committed to creating an environment where associates can maximize their potential.

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