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Job Title: 

Policy and Research Analyst

Job Location: 
Washington, DC
Salary Range: 
CLPHA offers a competitive salary and benefits package; salary is commensurate with experience.
Full Job Description: 


The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities is a national non-profit organization that works to preserve and improve public and affordable housing through advocacy, research, policy analysis, and public education.

CLPHA's 80 public housing agency members represent virtually every major metropolitan area in the country. Collectively they manage over 40 percent of the nation's public housing program; administer about one-quarter the Housing Choice Voucher program; and operate a wide array of other housing programs including the innovative Moving-to-Work (MTW) demonstration as well as the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD).  CLPHA’s current priorities include recapitalizing the public housing portfolio, expanding Housing Choice Voucher opportunities, and fostering cross-sector partnerships with the health and education sectors to improve life outcomes for low-income households.



CLPHA seeks an experienced Policy and Research Analyst who will be responsible for issues pertaining to Section 8 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) including funding, policies, regulations, legislation and research. Knowledge of and experience with the Housing Choice Voucher Program, including project-based vouchers and tenant protection vouchers, and other affordable housing programs is strongly preferred. Candidates must be comfortable working in a small-staff environment that encourages the interplay of ideas, be highly team-oriented, and be able to take initiative and work independently.

As CLPHA looks to the future of affordable housing, we are particularly interested in candidates who are forward-thinking and willing to engage with and help develop innovative new frameworks and ideas for providing affordable housing to the nation’s low-income and most vulnerable populations.

Duties Include: 

  • Analyzing and researching housing legislation, notices, and regulations; 

  • Developing policy positions, analysis, and materials such as white papers, facts sheets, and testimony; 

  • Advocating for CLPHA’s positions on housing policy issues before key stakeholders such as HUD, Congressional staff, other government policymakers, and other industry experts; and 

  • Leading member engagement activities on a regular basis, including calls, webinars, and working groups. 



Education & Experience:

A Master’s degree in a related field and 2-5 years of progressively responsible work experience. Preference for candidates with a background in housing policy analysis, administering assisted housing programs, or with a public housing agency. 


Desired Knowledge/Skills: 

  • Knowledge of or experience in federal, state, and local housing and community development programs, particularly affordable housing programs including the HCV program; 

  • Knowledge of research, statistical, and analytical methods and processes as applied to policy and data analysis; 

  • Strong written, oral, and strategic communications skills and ability to communicate complex policy issues for a variety of audiences; 

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to independently manage simultaneous activities and projects; 

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills and ability to communicate well and build relationships with CLPHA members; and 

  • Ability to build working relationships with other key industry partners, including HUD, Congressional staff, other government and professional organizations, and to represent CLPHA at high-level meetings. 

To Apply: 

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to clpha@clpha.org.  

Date Posted: 
Thursday, March 28, 2024
Posting Expiration Date: 
Monday, May 27, 2024

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