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ASSISTANT OCCUPANCY MANAGER: Providing Low-Income Housing For Formerly Homeless

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Brenda describes her journey from working in commercial real estate, which charges more money for less space, to managing a low-income property, which charges less money for more space. Low-income properties catch people who otherwise would be homeless.

Job Title: Assistant Occupancy Manager

Job Summary: Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers

Job Description

Property, real estate, and community association managers take care of the many aspects of residential, commercial, or industrial properties. They make sure the property looks nice, operates smoothly, and preserves its resale value. They also oversee the selling, buying, leasing and/or governance of commercial, industrial, or residential real estate properties.

On-the-Job Training

None

Additional Info

Real estate managers who buy or sell property must have a real estate license in the state in which they practice. In a few states, property and community association managers must also have a real estate license. Managers of public housing subsidized by the federal government must hold certifications.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$25,000 - $110,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 12 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor, Home
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, People skills, Public speaking ability, Organizational skills

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m='12270'>the</span> <span m='12390'>files</span> <span m='13290'>and</span> <span m='13480'>make</span> <span m='13680'>sure</span> <span m='13960'>that</span> <span m='14150'>we</span> <span m='14350'>are</span> <span m='14500'>complying</span> <span m='14960'>with</span> <span m='15140'>all</span> <span m='15320'>of</span> <span m='15440'>the</span> <span m='15550'>regulatory</span> <span m='16250'>agreements,</span> <span m='16730'>which</span> <span m='17120'>are</span> <span m='17800'>agreements</span> <span m='18320'>to</span> <span m='18410'>get</span> <span m='18580'>funding,</span> <span m='19130'>to</span> <span m='19300'>make</span> <span m='19460'>sure</span> <span m='19670'>we're</span> <span m='20000'>doing</span> <span m='20300'>everything</span> <span m='20820'>we</span> <span m='21020'>said</span> <span m='21240'>we</span> <span m='21380'>would</span> <span m='21520'>do</span> <span m='21650'>to</span> <span m='21720'>get</span> <span m='21900'>funding</span> <span m='22590'>so</span> <span m='22810'>that</span> <span m='22950'>people</span> <span m='23260'>can</span> <span m='23490'>move</span> <span m='23730'>in</span> <span m='24070'>and</span> <span m='24260'>be</span> <span m='24440'>eligible</span> <span m='25310'>and</span> <span m='26020'>provide</span> <span m='26400'>low</span> <span m='26530'>income</span> <span m='26740'>housing.</span> </p><p><span m='27710'>My</span> <span m='28070'>typical</span> <span m='28550'>day</span> <span m='28720'>is</span> <span m='28900'>a</span> <span m='28980'>mixture</span> <span m='29590'>of</span> <span m='29830'>phone,</span> <span m='30530'>email,</span> <span m='31470'>out</span> <span m='31500'>on</span> <span m='31630'>the</span> <span m='31740'>field.</span> <span m='32119'>Currently</span> <span m='32540'>we're leasing</span> <span m='33540'>a</span> <span m='33670'>new</span> <span m='33920'>building</span> <span m='34280'>of</span> <span m='34380'>120</span> <span m='35150'>units</span> <span m='36040'>of</span> <span m='36300'>mental</span> <span m='36750'>health</span> <span m='37870'>diagnosed</span> <span m='38750'>residents</span> <span m='39460'>and</span> <span m='39800'>we</span> <span m='39990'>are</span> <span m='40110'>working</span> <span m='40470'>on</span> <span m='40600'>processing</span> <span m='41160'>paperwork.</span> </p><p><span m='41780'>So</span> <span m='42210'>sometimes</span> <span m='42710'>I'll</span> <span m='42800'>spend</span> <span m='43100'>all</span> <span m='43310'>day</span> <span m='43570'>in</span> <span m='43740'>a</span> <span m='43790'>file,</span> <span m='44440'>some days</span> <span m='44720'>I'll</span> <span m='44920'>spend</span> <span m='45250'>all</span> <span m='45350'>day</span> <span m='45760'>emailing,</span> <span m='46200'>some</span> <span m='46400'>days</span> <span m='46610'>I</span> <span m='46670'>spent</span> <span m='46940'>all</span> <span m='47080'>day</span> <span m='47220'>training,</span> <span m='47960'>and</span> <span m='48130'>other</span> <span m='48300'>days</span> <span m='48770'>I</span> <span m='48900'>spend</span> <span m='49310'>mixing</span> <span m='49870'>it</span> <span m='49960'>all</span> <span m='50120'>up,</span> <span m='50920'>which</span> <span m='51080'>is</span> <span m='51160'>what</span> <span m='51260'>I</span> <span m='51310'>love about</span> <span m='51550'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='52510'>I</span> <span m='52620'>got</span> <span m='52840'>my</span> <span m='52940'>real</span> <span m='53150'>estate</span> <span m='53590'>licence</span> <span m='54560'>many</span> <span m='54880'>years</span> <span m='55250'>ago.</span> <span m='55630'>Have</span> <span m='55890'>been</span> <span m='56250'>in</span> <span m='56880'>a</span> <span m='57070'>market</span> <span m='57800'>real</span> <span m='58010'>estate,</span> <span m='58430'>market</span> <span m='58840'>rate,</span> <span m='59850'>property</span> <span m='60250'>management.</span> <span m='60760'>Was</span> <span m='60910'>ready</span> <span m='61160'>to</span> <span m='61280'>completely</span> <span m='61840'>leave</span> <span m='62250'>the</span> <span m='62420'>industry</span> <span m='63370'>because</span> <span m='63890'>I</span> <span m='64000'>found</span> <span m='64330'>that</span> <span m='64470'>they</span> <span m='64599'>provided</span> <span m='65540'>the</span> <span m='65650'>least</span> <span m='65940'>amount</span> <span m='66180'>of</span> <span m='66240'>services</span> <span m='67040'>for</span> <span m='67270'>the</span> <span m='67390'>most</span> <span m='67700'>amount</span> <span m='68090'>of</span> <span m='68280'>rent,</span> <span m='68580'>which</span> <span m='68800'>is</span> <span m='68990'>the</span> <span m='69080'>proper</span> <span m='69530'>business</span> <span m='70000'>model,</span> <span m='70600'>whereas</span> <span m='71000'>low</span> <span m='71210'>income</span> <span m='71530'>housing</span> <span m='72000'>is</span> 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</p><p><span m='92290'>That</span> <span m='92420'>there</span> <span m='92640'>are</span> <span m='92780'>different</span> <span m='93150'>opportunities</span> <span m='94340'>everywhere</span> <span m='95080'>and</span> <span m='95190'>until</span> <span m='95480'>every</span> <span m='95750'>door is</span> <span m='96060'>knocked</span> <span m='96340'>on,</span> <span m='96470'>you</span> <span m='96560'>can't</span> <span m='96860'>say</span> <span m='97070'>you</span> <span m='97210'>don't</span> <span m='97400'>have</span> <span m='97550'>a</span> <span m='97600'>chance</span> <span m='98800'>or</span> <span m='98930'>an</span> <span m='99000'>opportunity.</span> </p>","file":{"id":293980,"video_id":"2698606015001","name":"1041-Brenda-AsstOccupMgr1-LowIncomeHomeless","duration":100752,"thumbnail_url":null}});