The average salary for a Housing Specialist is $37,439 per year. For the first five to ten years in this position, salary increases modestly, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this field. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$28,146 - $53,031
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$53K
MEDIAN: $37,439
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$11.75 - $21.12
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MEDIAN: $15.89
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$28,146 - $53,031  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,010  
Profit Sharing
$360.00  
Total Pay (?
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$26,617 - $49,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 160
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$11.75 - $21.12  
   
Overtime
$19.00 - $32.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$360.00  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,617 - $49,223  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 151

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Job Description for Housing Specialist

Housing specialists work to match clients' profiles with available housing units in a defined market to assist them in securing appropriate, permanent housing. They are often employed by government agencies to find affordable subsidized housing for candidates who have limited income or are in assistance programs, and they may also find appropriate housing for those with special needs, such as the elderly or handicapped, or work for a property/facility that offers such residences. They must be familiar with the FHA (Fair Housing Act), which prohibits discrimination in housing based on nationality, race, and other factors.

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Housing Specialist Tasks

  • Interview and investigate applicants to determine eligibility and status according to policies.
  • Write periodic reports and analyses.
  • Communicate with a range of agencies, landlords, businesses and individuals.
  • Deliver instructional materials around topics like budgets, credit score, mortgages and foreclosure.
  • Conduct one-on-one and group sessions to advise and educate about housing.

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Pay by Experience Level for Housing Specialist

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Key Stats for Housing Specialist

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.
046
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Housing Specialist Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 11%

Mid-Career
up arrow 8%

National Average
$36,000


Skills That Affect Housing Specialist Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 80%

National Average
$36,000


Counseling
up arrow 7%

Customer Service
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
81 %
Male
19 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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