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First Realty Management Affordable Housing Programs Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts

The Affordable Housing Programs Specialist is a leader in the front-line implementation of and compliance with federal, state, and local laws, regulatory requirements, agency procedures, and IRS rules and regulations at all First Realty properties.

Job Functions:

As a member of our Compliance group, you'll be responsible for leading and supporting site teams with processing certifications and recertifications per HUD and IRS guidelines.

  • Completes Annual, Interim, and Initial certifications

  • Lead personnel on lease-ups at affordable properties

  • Assist site staff when preparing for agency reviews

  • Evaluate site compliance with company policies and procedures, legal requirements, and regulatory issues by participating in the First Realty Management Audit Team.

  • Performs annual and spot file audits.

  • Routine audit of site compliance with EIV, VAWA, 504 Reasonable Accommodation, and TRACS procedures.

  • Processing and interpretation of new information regarding rules and regulations, and communicating this information to Site Managers and senior staff.

  • Perform research to obtain the most current regulatory information.

  • Prepares, updates, and maintains reports on agency requirements, regulatory programs, and initiatives as directed.

  • Serves as a company-wide informational and research resource in the implementation of state law, and federal, state, and local regulatory programs.

Works with Compliance Director on educating front-line staff on regulatory programs and company policies and procedures by:

  • Assisting in the development of in-house training programs.

  • Ensuring mandatory reporting to regulatory agencies is completed timely and accurately.

  • Researching and coordinating outside industry training programs

  • Completing and keeping current with the First Realty Management Operations Manual.

Other Job Functions:

  • Special projects as assigned.

  • Local travel to our communities within Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire and the Providence area as needed.

  • Train staff members on recertification programs.

  • Assist when sites are short-staffed.


  • Detailed knowledge of current federal, state, and local rules and regulations of assisted housing, specifically in the New England area.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and interact effectively with many people as well as give group presentations.

  • Excellent writing skills with the ability to create well-written documents, memos, proposals, and reports.

  • Excellent computer skills utilizing Microsoft Word, Excel, and other Microsoft Office products.

  • Working knowledge of RealPage software products (OneSite).

  • Ability to effectively search the internet and other resources to obtain the most current regulatory information.

Level of Education/Training/License:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business preferred.

  • C3P, SHCM, FHC, ARM, CPO, and NAHP certifications are preferred.


  • Five plus years experience in assisted multi-family rental housing utilizing knowledge of federal, state, and local housing regulations.

  • Detailed knowledge of various subsidy programs such as Section 8 and LIHTC.


  • Sign-on Bonus.

  • Paid Vacation, Holidays, PTO/Personal leave.

  • 401(k) plan.

  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance.

  • Life Insurance, Short-& Long-Term Disability.

  • Flex spending accounts & Transportation expense accounts.

  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.

An EOE/ Veterans/Disabled Employer:

If you need an accommodation to apply due to a disability or protected veteran status, please contact HR at 617-423-7000, ext. 3772.