01 Jun Housing Inspector
- Metro Housing Boston (formerly Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership) is a leading nonprofit dedicated to connecting the residents of Greater Boston with safe, decent homes they can afford. Metro Housing empowers families and individuals to move along the continuum from homelessness to housing stability. Serving more than 25,000 households annually, we work seamlessly to bridge the gaps among government, nonprofits, and corporations to continually increase our impact. With more than 30 years’ experience piloting and implementing housing programs, we have solidified our position as an industry-leading expert on navigating the affordable housing field.
Metro Housing|Boston’s mission: “We mobilize wide-ranging resources to provide innovative and personalized services that lead families and individuals to housing stability, economic security and an improved quality of life.”
The Housing Inspector is responsible to provide a high level of professional service to Metro Housing|Boston clients while ensuring compliance with Housing and Urban Development‘s (HUD) Housing Quality Standards (HQS) and Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) inspection requirements. The Housing Inspector is responsible to rate housing quality, report findings, and recommend methods to bring housing into compliance.
Responsibilities May Include:
- Establish and maintain agency policy as it relates HUD established Fair Market Rents (FMR) in the communities Metro Housing services in the greater Boston area;
- Utilize the “Go Section 8” rent data program for rent reasonableness determinations;
- Maintain compliance with DHCD grading system and develop a point value system leading to a rent reasonable value for all initial and/or rent increase requests;
- Serve as liaison to local housing authorities, working with them to compile market rent data, and to establish assisted rent ranges.
- Review, determine and track rent increases and process all new Requests for Tenancy Approvals (RFTA) in a timely manner;
- Experience with local building codes, construction methods (new and rehabilitation) and housing systems (i.e., wiring, plumbing, heating);
- Demonstrated understanding of and ability to explain complex housing codes repairs and regulations;
- Strong interpersonal, verbal, written, and negotiation skills. Good organizational skills and detail-oriented;
- Must be computer literate, self-motivated, and reliable to work independently;
- Must have daily access to a vehicle for fieldwork and valid driver’s license;
- Massachusetts Construction Supervisor’s License (Preferred);
- Registered Sanitarian (Preferred);
- Licensed Home Inspector (Preferred).
- Multi-lingual preferred (Internal candidates) – verbally and written. We are seeking candidates that speak and write English and at least one of the following languages (for interpreting and translation): Vietnamese, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Toisanese, or Spanish.
Preference Given To:
- Candidates with multilingual skills (verbal and written). We are seeking candidates that speak and write English and at least one of the following languages (for interpreting and translation): Vietnamese, Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Toisanese, and Spanish.
- Candidates who live within two miles of Metro Housing|Boston’s headquarters at Roxbury Crossing.
Salary & Benefits
Salary: $52,000 with excellent benefits. Please visit website: