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Lead, Housing & Homeless Specialist
ICF seeks a self-motivated ‘Lead, Housing & Homeless Specialist’ with 5+ years of experience to be an integral member of our technical assistance team leading capacity building efforts for U.S. Housing and Urban Development. You must be a pro-active, team leader and player able to work in a fast-paced environment. You will be responsible for both leading and supporting a wide range of technical assistance engagements, providing direct guidance to grantees or federal partners, and developing products and written materials designed to help improve the effectiveness of federally-assisted housing assistance, homeless services and the development or preservation of affordable housing rental projects.
This is a remote position.
What you'll be doing
Leading components of large and small technical assistance and training engagements assisting cities, counties, states, tribes and non-profit entities in the design and implementation of HUD policies and programs, with a large focus on the newly launched HOME-ARP (American Rescue Plan) Program – a grant initiative that funds housing production or preservation, rental assistance, supportive services, and the development of non-congregate shelter, to reduce homelessness and increase housing stability
Drafting written products and tools to be applied within specific engagements and shared nationally to support local efforts to address specific challenges related to compliance with funding requirements, including the HOME-ARP program and long-term housing and community development solutions.
Leading and managing teams, budgets, project deliverables, communication with the TA recipient, and relations with HUD and other funders.
Tracking priorities to ensure the completion of projects in an accurate, timely and cost-efficient manner.
Providing advisory and consulting services to clients through training sessions, one-on-one conversations, and written products by applying techniques, concepts, and methods related to a particular field of specialization
Performing quality control on products and tools to ensure compliance with regulations and ensure consistency and accuracy.
Bachelors’ degree in Planning, Public Policy, Government, or related discipline. Master’s Degree preferred.
5+ years of direct experience at the grantee level or with a consulting firm that worked directly with HUD-funded community development and affordable housing programs (specifically HOME, ESG, or CoC), program design, action plans, community building and public meetings and working with subrecipients and partners.
Demonstrated knowledge of how affordable housing or homeless programs are implemented at the state, tribe and/or local levels, including successfully working with development community.
Experience in cross cutting federal regulations such as the Uniform Relocation Act (URA), Fair Housing, Lead Based Paint, etc. Commitment to addressing racial disparities through inclusive and equitable system and program design
Experience in developing and implementing project/team processes.
Project and personnel management skills and experience.
Willingness to travel on occasion.
Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills;
Leader and team player with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
Ability to work with all levels of internal staff, as well as outside clients and consultants;
Excellent problem-solving skills with ability to analyze situations, identify existing or potential problems and recommend solutions;
Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, Teams);
Ability to be flexible to handle multiple priorities;
Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences; and
Comfort with a remote team environment.
Working at ICF
Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. If you’re seeking to make a difference in the world, visit www.icf.com/careers to find your next career. ICF—together for tomorrow.
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