Research & Policy Associate



The Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development (ANHD), a member-led association of neighborhood-based affordable housing and equitable economic development groups and one of NYC’s leading housing advocacy organizations, seeks a Research & Policy Associate.

 The Research & Policy Associate will contribute to ANHD’s housing research, data analysis, and policy analysis that aim to increase affordability, end displacement, and expand local economic opportunity for NYC’s low- and moderate-income communities. The Associate will support the collection, analysis, and interpret data pertaining to NYC housing displacement, affordable housing and economic development, specifically for data for ANHD’s Displacement Alert Project, . The ideal candidate will have experience and comfort working with data and data systems; will be able to link data and analysis to policy implications, will be detail-oriented, organized, a strategic thinker, and able to independently manage multiple priorities and deadlines; and will be committed to using data to empower communities to achieve affordability and equity for their communities.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Research & Policy Associate will:

  • Conduct regular data imports, including formatting and/or compiling data from multiple data sources.
  • Set up and regularly maintain database system including snapshot in time and time lapse systems.
  • Develop and implement ongoing data quality assurance processes to ensure the data is complete and accurate when entered into database.
  • Address questions, technical issues and other DAP support needs as they arise
  • Work closely with ANHD’s grassroots organizations and advocacy campaigns to expand and/or refine the data, indicators, reports, and analysis as needed.
  • Prepare training and communication materials and conduct training workshops for users and stakeholders.
  • Write research and policy briefs and reports.
  • Develop quarterly data snapshots with design team; conduct data analysis as requested by partner organizations; and potentially develop a data dashboard.
  • Build and maintain relationships and regular communications with community and housing stakeholders. Coordinate with other organizations working to end displacement
  • Work closely with all ANHD staff to ensure our policy development is well integrated into our broader advocacy and neighborhood organizing efforts.
  • Proactively identify and investigate new governmental initiatives, on-the-ground-issues, and research projects that advance ANHD’s mission.


  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in data analysis and/or policy advocacy, including experience related to affordable housing.
  • Master’s degree or higher in a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Strong quantitative and data analysis experience in MS Excel and SPSS or STATA is required.
  • Commitment to New York City’s neighborhoods and respect for community organizing and grassroots organizations.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and able to manage multiple projects and competing priorities
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment; flexible, pro-active and strategic thinker.
  • Familiarity with and interest in NYC, NYS and federal housing issues.Salary depending on experience. Good benefits. ANHD is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply:   Please email resume, cover letter and policy report writing sample to:
Barika Williams, Deputy Director, ANHD

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