City of Sunnyvale – Housing Specialist

The City of Sunnyvale is seeking a Housing Specialist to join the Housing Division in the Community Development Department. Under direction of the Housing Officer, the Housing Specialist will play a lead role in the planning and development of new affordable housing, creating new housing programs, preparing and implementing the Housing Element, and monitoring housing legislation.

The Housing Specialist will perform technical and professional level planning and community development work, with an emphasis on the Housing Element of the General Plan and the Affordable Housing ordinances of the zoning code. This position will closely collaborate with affordable housing developers, various housing advocacy groups, local non-profits, and the community. The ideal candidate will be a passionate affordable housing professional who is a motivated self-starter able to work independently, while also being a team player who can communicate effectively with supervisors, colleagues, consultants, and decision-makers. Creativity, critical thinking, public speaking, ability to perform research and analyses are essential traits.

The Housing Division is a passionate and hardworking group of professionals dedicated to meeting the housing and human service needs of the community. We work collaboratively to achieve our housing goals and foster an innovative and team focused work environment. The City continues to be a leader in supporting affordable housing and implementing dynamic housing programs. Since the 1980’s, the City has awarded more than $75 million in City housing funds towards developing or preserving affordable housing, and awards over $1 million in federal funds annually.

The minimum qualifications for education and experience can be met in the following ways: a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in urban planning, public administration, business administration, architecture, public policy. or a related field; AND Three years of professional housing program experience; OR a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in urban planning, architecture or a related field; AND Two years of professional housing program experience

The City of Sunnyvale provides an excellent benefits package. A complete application consists of a City application and responses to the supplemental questionnaire.  The final filing date is Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 5:00 pm. For complete information regarding this current opportunity, please visit: and click on JOBS.

$45.20 – $57.69 Hourly