Director of Maintenance

The primary purpose of this position is to direct the maintenance operations of the Brookline Housing Authority; ensuring that all activities are completed in an expeditious, thorough, and courteous manner. The incumbent monitors maintenance staff performance through the digital work order system and develops and enhances reports to monitor performance. This position acts as the contract manager for all service contracts, including, but not limited to, fire alarms, boiler plants, pest control and elevator maintenance. The incumbent supervises the following positions: Principal Clerk – Maintenance, Foremen, Lead Mechanics, Carpenter, Maintenance Mechanics, and Laborers.

Some Key Responsibilities include:

  • Directs the efforts of a unionized work force including:  assigning, planning, and reviewing work, evaluating work performance, coordinating activities, maintaining standards, allocating personnel, selecting and training new employees, acting on employee problems, and recommending and implementing discipline.

  • Develops and directs appropriate preventive maintenance programs for BHA properties.

  • Coordinates with Directors and other staff in preparation for DHCD Performance Management Reviews, REAC Inspections, independent audits, PHMAP and other scores related to BHA maintenance operations, and other annual inspections.

  • Responds to and provides guidance to emergency situations such as fires, floods, and weather-related issues 24/7 when necessary.

  • Approves all purchase orders and requisitions for department equipment, supplies and materials. 

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Director of Finance

This position leads the Brookline Housing Authority (BHA) Finance Department. The incumbent is responsible for directing internal and external financial reporting, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, general accounting, investment and cash management policies, fixed assets, inventory, and budgets. The incumbent is responsible for developing accounting procedures that support the internal departments in their various program activities and service delivery.  The position plays the lead role in directing the agency’s budgeting and financial performance measuring across all of its business lines as well as agency wide. This position supervises a team of other finance staff.

Some Key Responsibilities include:

  • Knowledge of and the ability to understand and apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (“GASB”) principles, and other accounting methods as required for HUD and federal reporting requirements

  • Comprehensive knowledge of modern principles, practices and techniques of accounting, budgeting, performance monitoring, analysis, trending, financing, loans, mortgages and financial reporting and cost allocations

  • Knowledge of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program, HUD public housing, DHCD public housing, Housing Choice Voucher, other relevant HUD/federal/state programs

  • Understanding of the specialized accounting regulations and program requirements for various federal funding sources

  • Knowledge and application of the principles and practices of financial administration, including budgeting and reporting

  • Knowledge of procurement policies, information systems and grants management

  • Ability to perform financial analysis and modeling to assist both the planning and monitoring of the agency itself as well as its various lines of business, including housing development, housing operations and resident services.

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Property Manager

Seeking a Property Manager to join a six-person, highly collaborative property management team, which oversees a total portfolio of 900+ units.


Some Key Responsibilities include:

  • Coordination of unit turnover.

  • Coordination of annual and interim re-certifications and tax credit certifications.

  • Unit, building, and grounds inspections.  Coordination of scheduled maintenance work.

  • Lease enforcement, including legal action.

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Assistant Property Manager

Seeking an experienced Assistant Property Manager to add to a growing team.  The ideal candidate will be someone with experience conducting re-certifications who can hit the ground running.   

Some Key Responsibilities include:

  • Work cross-functionally with Property Management team to ensure each property is running smoothly.

  • Process Public Housing and Tax Credit Re-certifications and Interims. 

  • Ensure files are in compliance with HUD, DHCD, and Spectrum.

  • Serve as liaison between Maintenance Department and tenants to ensure tenant satisfaction.

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To apply to any of the above positions:  Submit a resume and cover letter with your qualifications to  No phone calls or letters. 

BHA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. BHA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.


Well-qualified Section 3 residents are strongly encouraged to apply for BHA employment opportunities.

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