Housing Acquisition Specialist
VP of Housing Acquisition
Anthos|Home is an innovative new nonprofit that will transform the system by which New York City residents with housing subsidies locate and rent available housing.
Anthos|Home is modeled on Brilliant Corners in California, a successful housing clearinghouse that uses a flexible pool of funding to administer and quickly find apartments for tenants.
Anthos|Home will help to streamline the apartment search, approval, and move-in processes, and fill in gaps in the current NYC voucher housing market process. The organization will be a game- changer for New Yorkers who are unhoused or at risk of homelessness and for the public systems that serve them.
The Housing Acquisition Specialist will work in a team and report to the Vice President of Housing Acquisition. In this role, the Housing Acquisition Specialist will be focused on acquiring apartments and maintaining relationships with apartment owners, managers, brokers, and staff. The Housing Acquisition Specialist will be expected to think outside the box and identify barriers for landlords and residents and help develop solutions. This position will require someone to spend the majority of their time cultivating and maintaining relationships. Someone who loves working with people is essential.
The team will have access to “Flex Pool” funding to support efforts to secure apartments. The housing acquisition department will “bank” apartments that meet standards required by the voucher system by paying rent while a tenant is being matched to the unit. Critical to this role is advancing a customer services ethos that is responsive to the needs of landlords, brokers, and tenants.
This position is essential to secure apartments for use by Anthos|Home. Key responsibilities include the ability to:
Identify/Secure appropriate rental housing throughout New York City.
Generate and utilize leasing instruments leads via phone, internet, social media, in-person, and/or canvassing.
Market and network Anthos|Home incentives to prospective landlords, property managers, and associations.
Provide and maintain account management, continuous support to property providers and nurture repeat business opportunities.
Maintain and update thorough and accurate lead/property data within the internal database system.
Conduct housing quality inspections as needed and advise property providers of any deficiencies to correct or resolve violations.
Work closely with the Tenant Housing Coordination Team
Perform other duties as needed and assigned
Qualifications & Skills
The Housing Acquisition Specialist must be a people person who loves working with others and solving problems. Bachelor’s degree is preferred, if not 3 years or more of experience working with people in the housing and human service sector is required. Experience in real estate, specifically property management is highly desired, but not required.
Additional Skills include:
Excellent interpersonal skills
Familiarity with the NYC housing market and voucher system
Excellent verbal, written, communication and negotiation skills
Willingness to travel and make multiple visits in the community
Ability to use public transportation or meet the same travel requirements with reasonable accommodation
Ability to ascend/descend stairs, as some work locations may not have accessibility to an elevator, or meet the same requirements with reasonable accommodation
Experience with community-based outreach
Ability to utilize critical thinking skills in decision-making situations, good organizational and record-keeping skills, and good independent judgment
Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Passion for the mission of the organization
Ability to work in a diverse environment
- • Competitive Pay $70,000 - $80,000 starting salary (dependent on experience)
• WFH/Hybrid work: 3-5 days in the office or field
• Fantastic Benefits
• A chance to be a part of a groundbreaking startup that will house vulnerable New Yorkers.
Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of submission.
Anthos|Home is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace. Anthos|Home is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals of all backgrounds, experiences and abilities to apply.