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Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

CAREER SUMMARY Results-driven professional with over 16 years’ experience working with nonprofit corporations as well as seven years focused exclusively on affordable housing development Experience strategizing and developing grant proposals and identifies the sources of information, coordinates the submissions & collection as well as identifies and conveys risks associated with grant proposals Contributes to overseeing projects and programs which contribute to impacting the local community in a positive manner Track record of success includes o Garnering a $10K from AT&T Foundation to be used for transportation services and beds for seniors who were previously homeless while at Tyler Street Tower o For the CityWalk@Akard project recovered $250K of rental revenue from a HUD Section 8 Project-Based Voucher funding which delayed due to post construction lease-up while at Central Dallas Community Development Corporation o Established an annual partnership with a regional nonprofit agency (Rainbow Days) to provide safe, onsite afterschool childcare to working tenants; efforts resulting in saving working parents over $20K childcare costs o Partnered with three veteran social service agencies to provide rapid-rehousing of 50+ homeless veterans through the City of Dallas Housing Voucher Program, in addition to providing an additional $15K monthly operating income to the property as an Administrator for Tyler Street Tower Accomplished [Job Title] offering expertise in process improvement, budgeting and forecasting. Operates efficiently and creatively in fast-paced environments. Gathers and interprets project requirements to define scope and milestones.

Skills
  • Request for Information (RFI)
  • Contract Preparation
  • Request for Proposals (RFP)
  • Contract Management
Work History
Assistant Project Manager, 09/2020 - Current
Gannett Fleming Poughkeepsie, NY,
  • Manager for an organization specializing in developing $2.5B in high-quality multifamily housing projects consisting of more than 7K units throughout California, Texas and Washington.
  • Identify, evaluate and recommends potential sites & project concepts in addition to leading negotiations for property acquisition and land use approvals.
  • Secures consultants such as architects and engineers to complete all aspects of project financing, including the development of financial proformas, preparing funding applications and negotiating and closing project financing from a variety of public and private sources.
  • Assists with preparation of financial and competitive sourcing and Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) pre-application documents for prospective deals.
  • Manages the assembly of low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) applications and requests for proposal; ensures all documents are compliant with the LIHTC program requirements and annual qualified allocation plan.
  • Prepares deal packages for potential equity and debt investors while evaluating financial term and reviews legal documents for consistency with previous agreements and current deals.
Administrator, 01/2014 - 09/2020
Sanne Group New York, NY,
  • Oversaw a team staff of 10, an Assistant Administrator, an Office Service Manager, Head Maintenance Engineer and seven Front Desk Clerks and the day-to-day administrative activities for senior adult reach ministry for 180 residents.
  • Wrote several grants for the organization.
  • Including Tackling Senior Food Insecurity Grant (AARP), AT&T Foundation, Benefits Access (The National Council on Aging) and Serving Others Foundation (Dollar General); successes included receiving $4000 used to pay for a monthly food program for the seniors (AARP), received $10K from AT&T Foundation to be used for transportation services and beds for seniors who were previously homeless, and $1K from Dollar General to purchase essential housing supplies for senior transitioning from homelessness o Prepared proposals by determining the concept, gathering & formatting information, writing drafts and obtaining approvals for the grants o Determined proposal concept by identifying & clarifying opportunities and needs, studying requests RFPs and attending strategy meetings o Met proposal deadline by establishing priorities & target dates for information gathering, writing, reviewing, approval and transmittal.
  • Secured an additional $10K in monthly operational income through City of Dallas HUD Section 8 Vouchers.
  • Raised over $50K annually from corporations, small businesses, churches, and individuals in monetary and in-kind donations for birthday/holiday celebrations and yearly Thanksgiving meals and Christmas gifts.
  • Developed a streamlined process to register seniors for free monthly produce and food program; served 150+ seniors each month with food boxes valued at $100.
  • Developed a “Preparedness Package” for seniors which included a simple file folder that contained copies of their state issued identification, social security, and Medicaid/Medicare cards, list of prescriptions, emergency contacts, wills, medical directives, and power of attorney.
  • Partnered with the Good Samaritan Foundation to provide home safety adaptive devices for 120 seniors homes, in addition to partnering with employees of a local New York Life branch to provide the installation of these items which saved $15K in labor and materials.
  • Developed a schedule for timely implementation of all aspects of the occupancy cycle (unit inspections, apartment availability, interviewing applicants, required verifications & documentation and tenant selection); provided relevant reports the Executive Director, accountant & bookkeeper, Board of Directors, grant providers and donors.
  • Coordinated with the agency compliance team to ensure all subsidy information for tenants was appropriately communicated for tenant and agency.
  • Attended community agency and program meetings and training as required.
Director of Projects, 01/2006 - 12/2013
Grand Casino Onamia, MN,
  • Directed projects for Central Dallas Community Development Corporation specializing in affordable and supportive housing while managing a staff of five Residential Service Coordinators o Instrumental in managing and operating five properties with 55 units which contributed to saving CDCD over $25K annually in project management costs o Collaborated with partner social service agencies to provide required services for residents which earned a 100% compliance rating from the state funding agency.
  • Authored a Local Community Grant for Walmart which resulted receiving $1K to purchase household items for formerly homeless neighbors who were transiting into permanent supportive housing o Coordinated outreach to impacted neighborhoods, develop community support and maintain positive neighbor relations during all phases of the development process o Monitored compliance with all grant, lender and investor requirements o Met with neighbors to explain the rehabilitation process and to ensure that state and local regulations and ordinances were followed and addressed construction issues that arose during rehabilitation.
  • Assisted with placing 550 affordable housing units; collaborated with the Executive Director regarding terms and conditions of prospective development sites o Developed and regularly updated pro-forma and feasibility studies of proposed projects o Guided projects through the entitlement phase, including preparation of applications for zoning, permit approvals and 4% and 9% housing tax credit applications o Partnered with project managers to ensure all projects met internal performance requirements, including budget, contract, billing, documentation, communication and quality control.
Education
Paralegal Certificate: , Expected in
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Professional Development Institute - Dallas, TX,
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Bachelor of Applied Arts And Science: Applied Arts and Sciences, Expected in 12/2006
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Midwestern State University - Wichita Falls, TX
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MBA: Business Administration, Expected in 12/1999
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Southern New Hampshire University - Hooksett, NH
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Affiliations
Notary Public of the State of Texas Dallas County Voter Registration Volunteer, 2012 Bank of American Neighborhood Excellence Emerging Leader City of Dallas Senior Affairs Commission, Housing and Transportation Committee (2017 – Present) Senior Year Production, Community Service Chair (2014 – Present) Tapestry Ministries, Inc., Board Secretary (2000 – Present) U. S. Army Reserve Veteran (1991 – 1999)

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