NLIHC Seeks Research Analyst–COVID Response

NLIHC seeks a research analyst to further the coalition’s research on housing-related responses to the coronavirus pandemic and economic crisis. The analyst will work with other members of the NLIHC research team to initiate and carry-out research, including data collection and analysis, on rental assistance and other housing policies intended to aid low-income renters. This is a one-year position.


  • Develop and implement research related to housing-related responses to the coronavirus pandemic
  • Collect and analyze federal housing-related expenditure data, including spending through FEMA, the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), and other federal programs
  • Participate in NLIHC working groups related to the coronavirus and other disasters
  • Collect data on state and local housing-related responses to the coronavirus pandemic
  • Write reports that communicate NLIHC research with the general public
  • Disseminate NLIHC research to the general public, members, and partners through writing reports and blogs, creating visualizations, and other means
  • Participate in other research as assigned
  • Prepare materials and give research presentations for webinars, briefings, conferences, and similar events organized by NLIHC and other partner organizations
  • Contribute to NLIHC’s weekly e-newsletter Memo to Members & Partners by identifying and summarizing new research relevant to NLIHC members’ interests
  • Attend and participate in NLIHC staff meetings, events, Board meetings, and trainings
  • Other duties as assigned.


A bachelor's degree (master's degree preferred). Applicants should have at least one year of experience in research and/or public policy (three years of experience for senior research analyst position). Applicants should have a commitment to social justice and some knowledge of affordable housing, homelessness, or fair housing policies (knowledge of CDBG, ESG, or FEMA a plus).  Candidates should have strong analytical, writing, and editing skills, oral and interpersonal communications, organizational skills, and attention to detail. Applicants should be proficient in the Microsoft Office suite. Experience with statistical software like SPSS, STATA, or R. GIS is a preferred.

An equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, NLIHC offers a competitive salary and benefits package. NLHIC is located in Washington, DC, but the analyst will work remotely, at least initially.  

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter with salary requirement, and two writing samples to Bairy Diakite, operations manager, and Andrew Aurand, vice president for research, at: [email protected] and [email protected]