Housing Policy Director, National Housing Resource Center

Posted by National Housing Resource Center on November 30, 2021

Position Summary

The Housing Policy Director will lobby in Congress on housing issues, develop policy positions, and work with housing counseling agencies and housing advocates. This job is a high-impact position with national significance, which will require resourcefulness and initiative.

The National Housing Resource Center (NHRC) is an advocacy organization, providing leadership for the nonprofit housing counseling community and the clients they serve. NHRC brings together the many parts of the housing counseling community to be an effective advocacy voice in policymaking and program design. Housing counseling agencies are working to increase homeownership, prevent foreclosures, and assist underserved communities. Employees will impact and develop national housing policy, working with Congress, HUD, Treasury, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and leading housing advocates.

The Housing Policy Director is an exempt position. Exempt employees are expected to work the appropriate and necessary time in order to complete key assignments and related tasks on schedule.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Develop policy positions for NHRC which represent the interests of the nonprofit housing counseling community and the people they serve.
  • Work with local agencies, state networks, and national organizations to identify issues and develop consensus positions on policy issues
  • Write policy briefs and position papers for use by policymakers and member organizations
  • Communicate with Congressional offices on policy issues
  • Convene and participate in conference calls and meetings on policy issues
  • Provide appropriate content for the NHRC website, listserve, and all other NHRC outlets.
  • Represent NHRC at public meetings, conference calls, and electronic discussion forums.
  • Develop the reputation of housing counseling and NHRC among executive offices (HUD, Treasury), regulators (CFPB, OCC, Federal Reserve), elected officials, and policymakers
  • Interact with other counseling, housing advocacy, and other organizations to identify emerging issues and opportunities
  • Conduct surveys of housing counseling agencies to provide current data on emerging issues
  • Increase affordable housing opportunities for the housing counseling sector

Other Duties And Responsibilities

  • Educate counselors and managers on trending housing issues
  • Provide resources for the counseling industry, such as research, trends

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