Position Housing Specialist Work Hours 9:00am to 5:00pm
Division Land Use Open Date 11/7/2018
Number of Positions 1 Close Date Until Filled


The Housing Specialist position plays a critical role in advising the City Council on a wide variety of projects; provides technical assistance to Council Members and their staff, community organizations and other stakeholders; and, ensures the efficient review of land use applications requiring Council approval. Under the supervision of the Director and Deputy Directors of the Land Use Division, the Housing Specialist will analyze affordable housing development and preservation proposals and financing, and advise Council Members; create graphic and written materials for presentations; represent the City Council at meetings with government agencies, developers and community groups.


The ideal candidate would possess the minimum of a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college/university, with a Graduate degree preferred, and two to four years of satisfactory full‐time experience in affordable housing development or preservation in New York City, including familiarity with project pre-development and financing, and familiarity with NYC’s land use review and approval process. Candidates should be able to review and comment on project pro formas and understand sources and uses, as well as projected income and expenses. Prospective candidates for this position must possess excellent writing ability; research and communication skills; work well as part of a diverse team; and demonstrate a strong ability to manage multiple projects while working under tight deadlines. Also of extreme importance, prospective candidates must be able to exercise sound and careful judgement.

New York City Residency Required within 90 Days of Appointment

How to Apply:

Qualified candidates should forward a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to:


New York City Council
Administrative Services
Attn: Recruiting Unit/HS
250 Broadway, 16th Floor
New York, NY 10007

Fax: 212-791-5266


While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.