NLIHC Seeks Housing Policy Analyst/Senior Housing Policy Analyst

NLIHC seeks a housing policy analyst/senior housing policy analyst (depending on experience) responsible for identifying, analyzing, advocating, and engaging the Coalition’s membership and network in action on federal policy and regulatory activities related to the Coalition’s mission and priorities. The policy analyst will report to the NLIHC vice president for public policy. The position is located in Washington, DC, but NLIHC will be flexible about location for the first year.

The policy analyst/senior analyst will:

  1. Monitor legislative, regulatory, and administrative developments, as well as other activities or events of interest on Capitol Hill and at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and other relevant agencies.
  2. Help develop policy strategies and advocate Coalition positions before members of Congress and the Administration by drafting letters, scheduling and participating in meetings, and leading coalitions, and preparing and sending communications to Congress, Administration officials, and their staff. 
  3. Develop advocacy materials that translate pending proposals and actions into an accessible and understandable format, including factsheets, briefs, white papers, testimony, and other resources.
  4. Complete other policy projects, as assigned.
  5. Represent the Coalition before selected national partners.
  6. Coordinate and facilitate working group and coalition meetings, prepare materials, and make presentations. Attend meetings and events of other coalitions.
  7. Work together with NLIHC field staff and NLIHC partners and allies in impacted communities to stay abreast of housing concerns.
  8. Research and prepare articles for NLIHC’s Memo to Members and Partners e-newsletter, including updates on Capitol Hill, HUD, and other federal agencies, through web-based and other research and attendance at hearings and briefings.
  9. Develop advocacy communications for a wide variety of Coalition members and partners.
  10. Plan and implement briefings, dialogues, and other informational forums on issues related to Coalition priorities and initiatives.
  11. Monitor and provide updates for the Coalition website.
  12. Participate in the planning and implementation of all aspects of Coalition’s annual policy conference, including speaker recruitment.
  13. Attend and report at all meetings of Board of Directors; participate in staff meetings, trainings, and all Coalition events. Other duties as assigned.


A bachelor's degree (master's degree or law degree preferred). A degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Humanitarian Emergency Management or related area is a plus. Applicants should have at least two years of experience in public policy or legislative affairs for the policy analyst position and at least five years of experience for the senior policy analyst position. Applicants should have a commitment to social justice and knowledge of affordable housing, homelessness, fair housing, or social service delivery. Candidates should be able to work in a diverse, high-paced environment and have strong writing and editing skills, oral and interpersonal communications, organizational skills, and attention to detail. Applicants should also be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite and social media platforms.

An equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, NLIHC offers a competitive salary and benefits package. This is a full-time position located in Washington, DC, but NLIHC will be flexible about location for the first year.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter with salary requirement, and two writing samples to Paul Kealey, chief operating officer, and Sarah Saadian, vice president for public policy, at: [email protected] and [email protected]