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As a member of the Network’s larger policy team, the Policy Analyst will focus on budget and policy analysis, advocacy, research, and member support. Complementing the work of other policy team members focused on housing development and finance, this position is largely focused on policy related to social services. This person will be responsible for monitoring legislative, programmatic, and budgetary issues. The position requires someone passionate about housing and homelessness issues who is able to work with nonprofit members, government, NYC communities and elected officials.
The Policy Analyst position is full-time and will report to the Director of Policy and Planning. This position works out of the NYC office with frequent travel throughout NYC and requires occasional travel to Albany and Washington D.C.
How to Apply:
To apply, send resume, cover letter, writing sample (500 words or less) and references to email@example.com. Please include “Policy Analyst” in the subject line of your email. No phone calls, please.
Salary and title are commensurate with experience. The Network is an equal opportunity employer.
The Network team joined the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) Hill Day in Washington D.C. for the 18th consecutive year on July 23rd. They met with legislators to advocate for improved funding and policies that could alleviate homelessness in the state of New York.
The group had 28 meetings with elected officials and their staff to advocate for sufficient funding for HUD programs integral to the solution to homelessness, including 1) $2.8 billion for McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance grants, 2) $23.1 billion for existing Housing Choice Vouchers and additional vouchers for veterans and people with disabilities, and 3) $678 million for senior housing (HUD 202).
They also advocated for policies that would encourage the development and sustainability of supportive housing units, such as legislation to improve Low Income Housing Tax Credits, protection of the National Housing Trust Fund and the reauthorization of the US Interagency Council on Homelessness.
Most notably, the Network staff met directly Representatives Donovan, Faso, Katko, Tonko, Velazquez and Zeldin. The response from all the elected officials was overwhelmingly positive and they all acknowledged the dire need to curb homelessness.
Congressman Lee Zeldin wrote about the meeting on his official Facebook page.
“Last week, I met with New Yorkers from The Supportive Housing Network of New York to discuss ways to assist Americans in need trying hard to pull themselves out of dire financial situations. This Congress, I introduced legislation to make permanent the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program that provides financial assistance for supportive services for very low-income veteran families in permanent housing, because even just one homeless veteran is too many,” he wrote in response to the meeting.
The lobby day followed a three-day conference organized by NAEH that brought together nonprofits around the country to meet and share ideas and solutions to ending the homelessness crisis.Federal