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Texas Housers is hiring a research analyst to focus on COVID-19 and housing

The COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on housing has been a major focus of Texas Housers’ work in the past year. As the federal government appears poised to increase its investment in affordable housing and has expanded temporary tenant protections in response to the crisis, Texas Housers is supporting grassroots, community-directed efforts to ensure these public initiatives have the best effect on low-income households in Texas.

Our organization is looking to hire a research analyst who will address both the immediate impacts of coronavirus such as evictions and relief needs, as well as the long term policy that will be required to make neighborhoods whole following the loss of homes and removal of residents from communities.

The person in this role will monitor and assess rental assistance programs and consumer protection and examine whether these programs are equitably serving Texans of color and people with limited resources. This research analyst will also work with renters and community leaders to develop and advocate policies and practices that advance housing justice in the state.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Analyze housing need and availability, eviction data, local and state spending on emergency rental and housing assistance, consumer protections and prepare estimates of housing insecurity in the Texas and its metro areas.
  • Produce reports, briefings, white papers, policy memos and trainings for an audience of renters, advocates, policymakers, attorneys and researchers.
  • Organize and lead regular meetings with housing advocates, attorneys and government officials to build a broad, consumer-led understanding of the situation as well as equitable solutions to housing instability experienced by Texans with low incomes.
  • Present research and analysis to policymakers, program administrators, advocates, media and the general public.
  • Connect research on the lived experiences of people with low incomes impacted by housing injustice and insecurity through storytelling strategies.

While initially remote, this role will be located in either our Austin, San Antonio, or Houston office.

For more information about this opening, including benefits, salary, and what we are looking for, visit our listing on Idealist. Once you are ready to apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and a writing sample demonstrating research or data analysis skills (no longer than three pages) as well as three professional references to Texas Housers co-director Karen Paup via email to karen@texashousing.org.

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