REQUEST FOR LETTERS OF INTEREST
In 2017, Newburgh Community Land Bank (NCLB) received funding from Local Initiatives Support Corporation to facilitate the return of vacant and abandoned properties to productive use in downtown Newburgh. This funding will directly enable the creation of rental and homeownership opportunities through progressive partners that foster social and economic opportunities in addition to new housing units.
To date, NCLB has created a pipeline of approximately 115 units of homeownership and rental housing. There is currently one project with 45 units of housing under construction primarily financed through the use of Historic Tax Credits and Low Income Housing Tax Credits. Looking ahead, NCLB is considering additional projects using the same sources. Our properties are generally pre-1900 masonry or wood frame structures that have been abandoned for between 10 and 40 years.
NCLB is soliciting letters of interest from qualified non-profit community development organizations. We seek organizations with a strong track record of using both Historic and Low Income Housing Tax Credit funding sources to undertake sensitive rehabilitation projects, but who also excel at adding additional value to the communities where they work such as through:
- Local hiring during and after the construction process
- Homeownership education and counseling programs
- Making connections to supportive services and economic self-sufficiency programs
- Impeccable property management standards
- Development projects that are responsive to community-identified needs
Experience working within the Newburgh community or Hudson Valley or with a community of similar size, historic nature and socioeconomic profile will be necessary. If your organization is not located within the region, please address how you will maintain focus on Newburgh.
For further consideration as a developer-partner, please send a letter detailing your interest in working with Newburgh Community Land Bank and information about your organization’s qualifications to the Newburgh Community Land Bank (email preferred) by November 16, 2017 at 4 PM. Any questions must be submitted in writing no later than November 7, 2017 with answers provided by November 9, 2017. Developers with experience in all of the above-named priorities will be contacted for further discussion.
Thank you for your interest in our work!
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Job opening with the Newburgh Community Land Bank
NCLB is seeking an experienced Administrative Manager to support its operations. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Administrative Manger role will assist with efficient and transparent book- and record keeping, day-to-day office management, procurement of good and services for office and for project implementation, event planning assistance, social media and communications management, and other tasks related to operations and facilities as they arise. This position will require a high level of commitment to the public interest and public service. A demonstrated self-starter who can work independently is essential.
The successful candidate will have at least five years of strong administrative experience, preferably in a managerial role, with a similar non-profit, municipal or other institutional organization. Experience working in, or familiarity with, the City of Newburgh is strongly preferred as is specific experience with public procurement rules and public reporting. A Bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred. Spanish language skills would be an asset, but are not required. The successful candidate will be fluent in Word, Excel and PowerPoint and familiar with standard social media and electronic communications. The candidate will be responsible for regularly updating our website, so familiarity or ability to learn to use the SquareSpace platform is also essential.
Compensation shall be competitive and commensurate with experience. Flexible or part time schedule may be available for highly qualified candidates. This is a one year position with possibility for extension dependent upon funding.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Please submit a cover letter and resume to email@example.com no later than October 20, 2017 at 5 PM.