Compliance Specialist

Position Summary:

The Compliance Specialist reports to the Assistant Vice President of Compliance and is responsible for monitoring and evaluating compliance within HDC’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC), Tax Exempt Bond (TEB), and Taxable Bond (TB) properties. 

Area of Talent:    Compliance/Affordable Housing/Low Income Housing Tax Credit

Position Type:     Full Time/Exempt

Salary Range:       $68,000 to $74,000 annually

Office Location:  NYC/Financial District

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performs on-site and electronic LIHTC and TEB audits of properties pursuant to Section 42 and 142 of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Reviews annual owner certification packages and rent rolls to ensure ongoing programmatic and regulatory compliance.
  • Monitors program updates on a regular basis and takes the appropriate actions to ensure compliance.
  • Prepares and maintains timely, accurate, and updated compliance reports.
  • Establishes and maintains key external relationships with property owners, managing agents and various governmental agencies.
  • Acts promptly to respond in writing to inquiries and complaints.
  • Assists in all functions of HDC’s Leasing and Marketing Groups.
  • Provides technical assistance to stakeholders.  

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college in a related field and relevant affordable housing industry experience; or,
  • A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience that is equivalent to the above.
  • Ability to travel frequently by public transportation primarily in New York City.
  • Ability to work independently and meet critical deadlines.
  • Superior organizational, problem solving, oral and written communication skills.
  • High level of proficiency in mathematics and data analysis.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite specifically Excel and Word.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of Fair Housing and Rent Stabilization guidelines.


Submitted resumes must be accompanied by a cover letter. Please email your cover letter and resume to or fax to (646) 304-4819.

All HDC hires must be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus unless they have been granted a reasonable accommodation for religion or disability.

If you are offered employment, this requirement must be met by your date of hire, unless a reasonable accommodation for exemption is received and approved by HDC.

HDC demonstrates a strong commitment to its employees by providing a salary that is competitive and commensurate with experience and excellent benefits, including: 

  • Health Benefits at a reasonable cost
  • Dental and Vision Benefits at no cost
  • Retirement savings plan with a generous match and a  pension plan
  • Paid holiday, vacation, sick time and parental leave
  • Professional development opportunities 
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness for eligible employees 
  • Wellness reimbursement 
  • Back-up Caregiver Benefit

HDC is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

HDC is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, HDC will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Human Resources by emailing