HOUSING FINANCE ANALYST
Housing Bonds & Asset Management Unit
Housing Investment and Finance Division
The Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA) is a dynamic and innovative County agency with a high-profile role as a core participant in Los Angeles County's broad-ranging efforts to address the region's affordable housing and homelessness crisis. Formerly known as the Community Development Commission, the LACDA administers hundreds of millions of dollars of federal, state, and local funds made competitively available to for-profit and non-profit housing developers for the development and preservation of affordable and special needs housing. The LACDA also administers federal and local funds to support low and moderate-income homeownership, single and multifamily home rehabilitation and sound mitigation, and various community and economic development projects and initiatives. Our agency also administers rent assistance programs, acts as a conduit issuer of multifamily housing revenue bonds, and performs activities in its role as Housing Successor for the County of Los Angeles. The LACDA works together with multiple Los Angeles County departments and other cities in Los Angeles County in ongoing coordination across a wide range of housing and regional planning initiatives.
The Housing Bonds and Asset Management (HB/AM) unit in the Housing Investment and Finance Division (HIF) administers a variety of affordable housing programs on behalf of the County. Working closely with the Notice of Funding Availability and Finance and Development unit, the HB/AM Unit tracks financial and programmatic compliance of affordable housing developments that received funding assistance. The HB/AM unit also administers multifamily bond financing, Housing Successor duties, and housing compliance monitoring for inclusionary or density bonus housing units mandated through Department of Regional Planning land use planning processes.
Under general supervision and/or direction of the HB/AM Manager, Assistant Manager and Supervisor, the Analyst II (Housing Finance Analyst) performs complex assignments related to the unit's growing portfolio of housing-related loans, grants and/or bond issuances. This position will also assist in the unit's processes for issuing multifamily housing bonds, monitoring supportive service requirements, and writing staff reports and County Board Letters. The Analyst II may also assist with other administrative duties within the unit, such as helping with procurement duties or assisting with data system improvements and recommendations.
The term "Affordable Housing" refers to multifamily rental properties that have any combination of local, state or federal financing subsidies, land-use requirements, or bond financing, and tax credits. For single family detached homes and condos, the term refers to units that have financial assistance or land use requirements to sell homes at prices affordable to low- and moderate-income families. In all cases, there are deed restrictions, land use permits, and or regulatory agreements limiting the rental or sales prices matched with income-eligibility requirements for tenants or buyers.
Essential Job Duties
The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.
Conduct analysis of LACDA loan portfolio including but not limited to Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) properties including present value calculations, multi-year pro forma trending, basic loan refinancing, and comparison of future property projections with past performance. Review proposals including acquisition/rehabilitation, disposition, repositioning planning, change in ownership structure, reinvestments, debt restructuring, or Limited Partnership exits.
Work with developers, attorneys, lenders and limited partners in the negotiation of deal points for the preparation of loan agreements and ancillary documents in order to close various transactions types, including, but not limited to, restructuring, refinancing, re-syndications, change in use, and assignment and assumption.
Monitor, service, and manage the affordable housing loan portfolio, including, but not limited to, subordinations, payoff demands, title reconveyances, and foreclosure proceedings.
Reviews loans made by the Division on an annual basis to ensure that the terms of each loan are being met, proper reports are being filed by borrowers, and residual receipts are being properly calculated. Maintains and updates all loan files.
Analyze audited financial statements to determine the financial position and compliance with regulatory requirements. Follow-up on overdue residual receipts submittals and prepare monthly reports to executive management regarding non-compliance. Develop systems to improve borrower responsiveness.
Assist the Principal Bond Administrator, Supervisor, and Manager with underwriting and administrative tasks associated with the issuance of multifamily bonds.
Review tenant income and rent information on existing and proposed projects to ensure compliance with applicable affordability and operating covenants.
Conduct studies; compile, maintain, and analyze data. Prepare correspondence and reports, complete a variety of forms and applications.
Assist the development of new processes and information management systems that improve accuracy, efficiency and performance.
Prepare recommendations, staff reports, annual compliance reports, Requests for Proposals or Qualifications, policies and procedures, and other tasks.
The ideal candidate will help in the management of the Division's loan portfolio by preparing reports, providing loan servicing duties, monitoring contracts for compliance, and conducting credit analysis and underwriting of various real estate transactions types including but not limited to re-syndication, partnership changes, multifamily bond transactions and multifamily and single-family finance.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in public or business administration, accounting, finance, real estate or closely related field; a Master's Degree in one of the fields listed above may be substituted for one-year of experience.
Must have a minimum of two (2) years of recent, paid and progressively responsible professional experience involving asset management, debt refinancing, financial analysis, federal, state and local regulatory programs, and/or real estate development.
Direct experience working with affordable multifamily real estate developments with federal tax credits and/or other federal or local housing finance sources. Prepare recommendations, staff reports, annual compliance reports, Requests for Proposals or Qualifications, policies and procedures, and other tasks.
Knowledge of government funding regulations: federal, state and local laws, codes and other regulations related to affordable and supportive housing programs.
Experience in affordable and permanent supportive housing, accounting, residential asset management, mortgage banking lending, and escrow activities.
Financial analytical skills with a good understanding of affordable housing finance and development, low-income housing tax credits, tax-exempt Mortgage Revenue Bonds, real estate accounting, and development and operating budgets.
Solid written and oral communication skills, including the preparation of reports, briefing papers and correspondence.
Excellent organizational, coordination, problem solving and time management skills.
Solid information technology skills, including a working knowledge of all Microsoft Office applications (i.e., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams).
NOTE: Salary compensation is Dependent on Qualifications (experience, education, skills and abilities). Initial salary placement is generally made at the beginning to mid-point of the posted range. New hires are not eligible to start at the maximum of the posted range.
To be considered, all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply online at http://www.lacda.org. In the Work Experience section of your online application clearly describe your experience as it relates to the qualifications. Failure to provide this information may result in eliminating your application from further consideration.
Please include a resume and cover letter with your application but note that a resume cannot be substituted for any section of the online application and/or supplemental application. If your application is incomplete, it may be rejected at any stage of the examination process. Work experience must be supported by the experience in your application. "See resume" is not an acceptable answer.
To receive credit for a four-year college or university degree or Master's degree, you must attach a copy of College or University Degree or official transcripts that indicate graduation to your application at the time of filing.
Human Resources staff will notify all applicants of their application status via email. You are responsible for monitoring correspondence from this office by checking your email account in a timely manner.
Successful applicants must possess a valid California Driver's License and an acceptable driving record, complete background investigation, Live Scan fingerprint search, pre-employment physical and drug screening prior to appointment.
Those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the position will be invited for the examination process.
DEADLINE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2020 @ 5:00 PM
APPLY IMMEDIATELY, POSITION MAY CLOSE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.
RECRUITMENT NUMBER: 20055
Community Development Commission