Senior Associate, Policy


The Senior Associate, Policy is responsible for supporting the Housing Partnership Network (“HPN”) policy team.  HPN advocates for legislative and regulatory changes that advance the nonprofit housing and community development sector and support the sustainability of HPN’s members’ organizations and social enterprises. HPN’s policy agenda is based in the experience and priorities of our members.  The position will be responsible for research, drafting reports and other written materials, interacting with and gathering information from HPN members and other organizations, and generally providing support to the Vice President for Policy and other policy staff as needed. The position reports to the Vice President for Policy.


  • Assist in the development, refinement, and advocacy for HPN’s policy priorities as determined by the membership and directed by HPN leadership and the HPN Policy Committee of the Board of Directors.
  • Lead research and knowledge sharing on a variety of policy topics, including state and local housing and community development policy initiatives, among others.
  • Draft, edit, and help distribute written communications, including policy analysis, testimony, regulatory comment letters, talking points, and fact sheets.
  • Draft project and program profiles of HPN Members activities to be used as part of HPN’s policy strategy.
  • Manage and coordinate the distribution of monthly “Policy News” and other communications to HPN members, describing policy developments and identifying the opportunities and risks created by potential policy change.
  • Represent the Network with industry partners at coalition meetings and at other forums.
  • Conduct research on policy and practice to support HPN’s policy agenda. 
  • Assist in planning and execution of an annual member meeting in Washington, DC focused on federal housing and community development policy.


  • Master’s degree in public policy, economics, business or related area preferred; bachelor’s degree acceptable with commensurate experience. 
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Knowledge of federal housing policy, state/local housing policy, or nonprofit housing developers and lenders preferred.
  • Strong research skills and interest in affordable housing and community development policy and the non-profit sector in advancing affordable housing in the Unites States.
  • Computer skills, including the Microsoft Outlook Office Suite.
  • A highly collaborative approach to work.


  • Position is located in Washington, DC
  • Some travel required

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