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Home Forward is seeking a Property Manager for our Northwest Towers property.  Northwest Tower is a 13-story project-based Section 8 apartment community with 150 studio and one-bedroom homes, including six that have physical accommodations for accessibility.  The community has a preference for seniors and persons with disabilities.  The property also includes Northwest Tower Annex, a three-story project-based Section 8 apartment community with 30 two and three-bedroom homes.
The Property Manager position supports Home Forward’s strategic and operational objectives in the following ways:

To coordinate, supervise and oversee multiple property management functions. To ensure maximum occupancy of housing units, to direct or coordinate response to emergencies, to sustain successful residency and help residents work toward self-sufficiency, and to ensure the provision of safe, livable residential communities and high quality, well-maintained residential units through lease enforcement and maintenance activities.  Property managers are responsible for the preparation and oversight of the operating budget for assigned property; developing and implementing employee performance goals to ensure continuous improvement of service delivery to residents and a work environment of teamwork and respect.

In this context, the incumbent in this position will collaborate with others at all levels of the organization and with external stakeholders in the consideration of significant goals, concepts, initiatives, and other activities that profoundly affect Home Forward, its employees, and the people that it serves.

Some essential job functions include:

  • Direct and/or perform property management marketing activities such as overseeing or showing apartments to prospective residents, processing rental applications and verifying eligibility in accordance with Fair Housing Standards, Home Forward and HUD policies and procedures, maintaining property waiting list database and applicant files, and responding to applicant and/or case manager questions regarding application status.
  • Coordinate and/or perform move-in duties such as ensuring residents execute lease and collecting all monies prior to unit occupancy, completing walk through inspection with residents, explaining responsibilities of lease compliance, property amenities, neighborhood services amenities and resident participation opportunities. Also perform follow up visits with new residents within 60 days after move in to identify, assess and take action on any issues that may impact resident occupancy in a proactive and timely manner.
  • Plan, organize, coordinate and oversee a variety of skilled property maintenance activities; utilize the Yardi enterprise system to monitor service requests across properties; evaluate work flow and alter staff assignments accordingly; coordinate the completion of Core related service requests with Core Maintenance Managers.
  • Oversee the preventative maintenance plans for properties. Establish schedules and service delivery methods for preventative maintenance tasks; identify resources needed; review required activities with appropriate staff; allocate resources; ensure the timely creation and completion of related service requests.
  • Conduct compliance and administrative functions to ensure ongoing compliance with all funding/subsidy streams applicable to the site.  These may include, but are not limited to, Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, Public Housing, Project-based Section 8 subsidy, and Housing .
  • Prepare and administer the budget for assigned properties; manage property-related expenditures; also investigate budget discrepancies and prepare budget variance reports.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.


This position will close on Tuessday, March 7 , 2023 at 11:59 p.m.  Compensation starts at $62,493.84 and Home Forward provides wonderful and competitive benefits, including (please see the benefits tab for full details):

  • Generous medical, dental, vision, prescription, and mental health benefits.  Employees only need to cover 11% of the cost regardless of plan option!
  • Employer Sponsored Time Effective January 1, 2023, employees normally scheduled to work a full FTE (40 hours per week) are eligible for 2.5 hours of Employer Sponsored Time (EST) per week.  This will reduce the work week to 37.5 without a reduction in pay or accruals.
  • Long-Term Savings & Retirement is important for financial wellness and closing the wealth gap.  We contribute 12% into each employee’s PERS/OPSRP pension plan as well as contributing a $750 match to your deferred compensation/457b plan each year.
  • 16 Paid Holidays! Over three weeks in paid holidays, which includes 4-days of organizational rest.
  • Home Office & Internet Stipends We are a hybrid organization and set-up our folks for success!  Each new employee will receive a $250 home office set-up stipend, and $150 annually there-after.  Plus, we contribute to your internet expenses too.

This is a great opportunity to make an impact in your community, and establish a great career with an organization that cares about its employees.

This position will be located at:

Northwest Towers
335 NW 19th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
Northwest Towers Annex
1936 NW Flanders Street
Portland, OR 97209
Apply today! 



Education & Experience Guidelines

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Three (3) years of combined education and related experience, with at least 1 or 2 years of experience in one of the following areas:

•    Working in the affordable housing field
•    Property Management experience
•    Social service experience

Or a relevant Bachelor’s Degree with one year of experience.

Additional Requirements:
•    One year of supervisory experience preferred but not required
•    High School Diploma or equivalent required

License or Certificate:
Possession, or the ability to obtain of a valid driver’s license.
ARM or PHM certification preferred.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions.

Duties performed in various settings including office environments and on-site in Home Forward’s housing communities; possible exposure to adverse weather conditions required.

Incumbents require sufficient mobility to work in an office setting and operate office equipment; sit for extended periods of time; perform repetitive motion of hands and wrists.

Travel to various locations required. Incumbents must be able to conduct site inspections including the inspection of attics and crawls spaces; to climb stairs and ladders; reach, stretch, push, pull, bend and stoop; perform repetitive motions with  wrists and hands.

Vision sufficient to read small print, computer screens and other printed documents.

Supervision Received and Exercised:
Receives general supervision from the Regional Property Manager.  Exercises direct supervision over assigned site staff/maintenance staff.