SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for the completion of construction, legal and compliance related activities for the Troubled Building Initiative II (TBI2) Program. Perform acquisition and feasibility assessments to assist community partners with vacant building strategy.
Court-Ordered Receivership Activity
- Works with Attorney and RC Construction Specialists at direction of Program Coordinator to ensure activities authorized under Court Ordered appointment are completed in a timely manner, court hearings are appropriately attended and activity is communicated clearly to the Court. Court-ordered receivership activities may involve vacant or occupied properties.
- Working with outside vendors, inspect property to determine level of rehabilitation required for property to be returned to productive use.
- Works with RC Construction Specialist and Program Coordinator to prepare written specifications for construction services at property. Coordinates the solicitation of bids and contractor selection with Program Coordinator. Ensures compliance with building inspections guidelines with City inspectors prior to Court hearings. Ensures all Building Permits have been duly executed.
- Activity also includes visits to occupied properties where the Court has ordered relocation assistance be provided and units vacated, interviewing tenants, collecting income qualification documents, requesting relocation check, delivering relocation assistance check in person in exchange for keys and coordinating board-up and security of the property with third-party vendors.
- Maintains electronic and paper case files and photographs, records of all court correspondence and a log of activity to ensure accuracy of construction documentation, including necessary Court Orders, disclosures, waivers, permits, and certifications for payouts.
Reclaiming Vacant Property
- Research and identify, title, lien, tax and mortgage information. This activity includes updating the Program Database. At the end of each case, clearly and accurately summarizes into a final statement of activity for presentation to the Judge and all parties, records final liens.
- Work with community partners and NHS neighborhood directors to assist with the assessment, acquisition, and disposition of vacant buildings.
- Create and maintain relationships with developers interested in rehabbing vacant property. Provide technical assistance with city forfeiture processes and other means of acquiring vacant property.
- Identify opportunities for the strategic foreclosure of Receiver’s liens and make recommendations for property acquisition as appropriate.
- Work closely with the City of Chicago’s Building’s and Law Departments, other NHS departments, and community-based partners. Attend and participate in functions, community events, meetings and/or trainings, including evenings and weekends.
- Play an active role in new program development and implementation. Work collaboratively with NHSRC team to develop best practices.
- Maintains required job skills and core professional competencies. Attends and participates in required educational programs and staff meetings.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- NHSRC meets or exceeds goals as identified in the Annual plan
• Meet time frames and documentation requirements of issued Court Orders.
• Ensures Receivership properties are posted & secured appropriately.
• 100% of Receivership Certificates filed/recorded within 30 days of approval.
• Effective management of program resources.
• Follows assigned projects to completion with minimal supervision.
• Demonstrates initiative and works as NHSRC team member.