Frye HUD Specialist

Posted on August 10, 2023
OPEIU Local 8
Low Income Housing Institute
 - $ 
 per hour
Seattle, WA
Health insurance, Paid time off, Paid holidays, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Retirement benefits, Life and disability insurance
Applications accepted until position filled

The Frye Apartments are a 234-unit building in downtown Seattle which serves homeless and low income tenants. The Frye HUD Specialist (FHS) acts as a liaison between agencies and tenants, providing financial benefits and services.  The FHS is responsible for executing leases and recertification of tenants.



1.    Act as the liaison between agencies and tenants.  Advocate for tenants with agencies SHA, etc.) providing financial benefits and services.

2.    Ensure compliance with Fair Housing and Landlord Tenant Laws.

3.    Work with Frye staff in preparing for site visits by SHA, HUD, and other monitoring agencies.

4.    Maintain all income and household eligibility information for tenants.  Conduct annual reviews and interim reviews regarding updates to tenant job changes and income changes.

5.    Meet with Frye staff on referrals and common problems.

6.    Update database as needed.

7.    Prepare and work with Frye staff and the Compliance Manager on policies and procedures.

8.    Assist and provide in-service training in regard to policies of HUD, tax credit regulations and guidelines when needed.

9.    Attend LIHI and outside mandatory trainings as needed.

10.    Promote resident retention by ensuring a strong commitment to customer satisfaction that includes appropriate communication and understanding of the population served.

11.    Support the overall mission of the Low Income Housing Institute.


12.    Prepare and execute a lease with the tenant.  Provide an inspection of the unit and an orientation.  Introduce the new tenant to the appropriate Supportive Services staff.

13.     Provide a copy of the Frye staff chart, lease and other documents to the tenant.

Move Outs

14.    Collect notices of intent to vacate.

15.    Schedule move out inspection.

16.    Prepare and notify the Finance department of the move out and disposition of the security deposit.


17.    Conduct tenant recertifications annually and interim re-certifications as needed.  Assist tenants throughout the recertification process to ensure compliance with funder requirements.

18.    Enter recertification’s in appropriate software.

19.    Maintain EIV reports, weekly and monthly.  Distribute logs as designed by HUD.


20.    Enter data and maintain information and reports utilizing LIHI data base.

21.    Maintain all records based on the standards established by HUD, WSHFC, and other agencies served.

22.    As directed, communicate with housing assistance agency representatives, Supportive Services staff, power of attorneys, and other authorized resident representatives regarding residents subsidy status, application criteria, procedure, status and applicant eligibility.

23.    Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

1.    Experience with property management practices and procedures; trained in landlord tenant and fair housing law.

2.    Experience working with local funding sources for low-income housing and in preparing compliance reports for these local funding sources.

3.    Must demonstrate a high degree of interpersonal skill in working with staff, residents, funders and the public.

4.    Good English writing and speaking skills.

5.    Excellent computer skills and Excel spreadsheet development and use skills.

6.    Ability to work independently and/or as a team member.

7.    Ability to work within the mission and goals of the Low Income Housing Institute.

 The Low Income Housing Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified members of historically marginalized and underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. LIHI participates in the e-verify system.

About the employer: Low Income Housing Institute

The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) has a 30-year history and track record of owning and managing low-income housing; developing innovative solutions to homelessness; advocating for housing justice; providing supportive services; and operating hygiene services for homeless people at our Urban Rest Stops. LIHI staff have developed over 4,500 affordable housing units and manages over 2,500 units including rental housing, permanent supportive housing and transitional housing. The populations served include: families, singles, seniors, veterans, young adults, immigrants, low wage workers, and people living with physical and mental disabilities. LIHI is one of the largest nonprofit housing organizations in the state. Our properties are located in Seattle, King County, and five adjacent counties. LIHI is a national leader in sponsoring tiny house villages as a crisis solution to homelessness. Annually, the tiny house villages and shelters serve 1,000 homeless people and our hygiene programs serve over 8,000 homeless people. LIHI is a BIPOC organization committed to anti-displacement, equitable development, and social racial justice. LIHI staff is collaborative, dynamic, and dedicated to taking bold steps in ending homelessness and creating supportive communities for people to thrive.

About your union: OPEIU Local 8

OPEIU Local 8 is a progressive, democratically run union working for social and economic justice since 1945. Local 8 represents more than 6,000 members all over Washington state working in many settings including offices, health and home care, housing, social services, the insurance industry, legal services and the public sector.

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