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HAC is Hiring a Training Coordinator

The Training Coordinator is a full-time position that will work collaboratively with and serve as the immediate backup to the Director of Training and Technical Assistance to support the successful management and delivery of HAC’s training activities as well as its biennial National Rural Housing Conference. The Training Coordinator will be responsible for organizing training and events related to HAC’s annual programs training calendar, with a focus on in-person events — including virtual engagements.

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HAC is Hiring a Loan Officer

The Loan Officer, Rental Preservation, represents HAC on its rental housing lending and preservation technical assistance activities. This work will include marketing, originating, and underwriting new loan transactions in the Loan Fund Division. The Loan Officer makes recommendations for approval of loans and presents the recommendations both in writing and orally. The Loan Officer works closely with Loan Processors and Portfolio Managers who close and service loans. In addition to lending, the Loan Officer will provide hands on technical assistance to nonprofits that are seeking to acquire and preserve existing USDA financed (Section 515) rental developments. This work will involve assisting nonprofit organizations to assess capital needs, develop financing strategies, prepare USDA transfer applications, and shepherd the applications through the USDA transfer processes.

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HAC is Hiring a Housing Specialist- Native American Communities

The Housing Specialist – Native American Communities is responsible for providing direct technical assistance, coaching, and training to tribal communities, tribal housing departments, tribal housing authorities, and nonprofit organizations serving tribal communities. The Housing Specialist – Native American Communities contributes to all aspects of HAC’s mission through a combination of responsibilities and special projects involving place, people, and community-based strategies, with a primary focus on development and sustainability of capacity to improve the housing conditions for the rural poor.

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HAC is Hiring an Impact Specialist

The Impact Specialist contributes to all aspects of HAC’s mission through the collection and reporting of impact metrics across the organization’s lines of business. This individual will assist in a range of analysis of programmatic and lending activities in the organization. The Specialist will assist in the preparation and review of investor and donor reports for the organization’s various sources of funding, such as grants, donations, and loans. Working closely HAC’s Executive Office, the Impact Specialist will also assist in the development and tracking of the organization’s new strategic plan.

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HAC is Hiring a Community Placemaking Manager

The Community Placemaking Manager helps rural citizens use their unique artistic and cultural resources to guide local development and shape the future design of their communities. HAC seeks a self-starter that is capable of envisioning innovative high impact solutions and interventions. The Placemaking Program Manager will cultivate the capacity of partner organizations and local communities, facilitate peer-to-peer learning engagements, manage the day-to-day program functions and activities to ensure projects are tracking according to plans, communicate program success, prepare grant and funding applications, and manage comprehensive project workplans.

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HAC is Hiring a Special Assistant to the CEO

The Special Assistant to the CEO supports the work of HAC’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Board of Directors. The position is a blend of administrative work and project assignments for an early-career professional. The candidate will manage the CEO’s calendar, organize meetings, plan events, and make travel arrangements while working on special initiatives and assignments as the candidate grows into a career in policy, program administration or nonprofit management.

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Annual Report 2018

About HAC

What is HAC?

The Housing Assistance Council (HAC) has been helping local organizations build affordable homes in rural America since 1971. HAC assists in the development of both single- and multi-family homes and promotes homeownership for working low-income rural families through a self-help, “sweat equity” construction method by emphasizing local solutions, empowerment of people in poverty, reduced dependence, and self-help strategies. HAC offers services to public, nonprofit, and private organizations throughout the rural United States and maintains a special focus on high-need groups and regions, such as: Indian country, the Mississippi Delta, farmworkers, the Southwest border colonias, and Appalachia.

HAC is a nonprofit corporation located in Washington, DC with regional offices in the southeast, midwest, and southwest.

HAC’s Mission

The mission of the Housing Assistance Council is to improve housing conditions for the rural poor, with an emphasis on the poorest of the poor in the most rural places.

2018 Annual Report

Annual Report 2018HAC is pleased to present the 2018 Annual Report, which looks back at our accomplishments and those of our partner organizations over the last year.


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