Equitable Reinvestment Policy Associate

Company: Association For Neighborhood & Housing Development, Inc.

Location: New York, NY

Job Function: Advocacy/Policy


ANHD builds community power to win affordable housing and thriving, equitable neighborhoods for all New Yorkers. As a member organization of community groups across New York City, we use research, advocacy, and grassroots organizing to support our members in their work to build equity and justice in their neighborhoods and city-wide. We believe housing justice is economic justice is racial justice.

ANHD values justice, equity and opportunity. We believe in the importance of movement-building that centers marginalized communities in our work.

Since our founding in 1974, ANHD has been helping to make New York City’s community development and grassroots neighborhood-based groups among the most effective in the country by providing comprehensive training, robust capacity-building and apprenticeship programs, and high-impact policy research.

ANHD’s non-profit members have built over 123,000 units of affordable housing in our city’s most distressed neighborhoods; worked directly with tenants and homeowners to save thousands of at-risk affordable apartments and homes; and consistently shaped the housing and economic development policy landscape to better meet the needs of low- and moderate-income New Yorkers.

Today, ANHD is committed to serving our member organizations and the causes they fight for, as they work in some of New York City’s most marginalized, distressed, and struggling neighborhoods, directly touching the lives of approximately 450,000 low- and middle-income New Yorkers annually.


ANHD is seeking an Equitable Reinvestment Policy Associate to support ANHD’s research and analysis in the areas of bank reinvestment and financial opportunity in community development. The selected candidate will conduct policy research and analysis to support ANHD’s decades of work to hold banks accountable to their obligations under the Community Reinvestment Act, fair lending, financial access, and consumer protection laws.

The Policy Associate will work with ANHD, our members, and allies on a campaign to ensure multifamily lending best practices that promote tenant stability and affordability and prevent displacement. This includes working with ANHD members, tenant associations, the FDIC, and private partners to preserve the affordability and physical conditions of the now-shuttered Signature Bank rent-regulated housing stock. In addition, the position will contribute policy analysis and research support to ANHD’s long-term advocacy on the role financial institutions and government play in ensuring low-income tenants, potential homebuyers, communities of color, and immigrant communities have equitable access to wealth-building opportunities.

 Join us for this exciting opportunity that would place you at the center of shaping NYC, NYS, and Federal financial services. This will include helping to improve access to programs for investment dollars, bank products, and informing regulatory oversight as it pertains to community development.


This position will join ANHD’s Policy team and will work closely with members of the Organizing & Advocacy team. The position’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for ANHD’s Equitable Reinvestment and Responsible Banking policy research.
    • Remain well-versed in current reinvestment topics including: CRA, financial services, institutions, and products, lending, access to banking and local reinvestment.
    • Research NYC, NYS, and Federal policies, legislation, and regulations, particularly concerning low- and moderate-income BIPOC communities.
    • Serve as primary author on ANHD’s reinvestment practices reports, white papers memos and blogs.
    • Analyze existing and unique data sets on private or public entities relating to financials, lending, products, consumer services, foreclosures, and trends.
    • Draft charts, maps, infographics, and other collateral on research findings and trends for use by various stakeholders.
    • Participate in and curate external panels and convening, including for ANHD’s annual conference.
    • Work with ANHD’s communications staff to synthesize ideas into materials for diverse audiences.
  • Support ANHD’s campaign and capacity-building work around responsible banking, including:
    • Maintain relationships with and understand needs of ANHD’s constituency of neighborhood-based, not-for-profit organizations.
    • Represent ANHD and our member organizations at relevant events including participating in hearings, panel discussions, roundtables, press conferences and rallies.
    • Support ANHD’s ongoing Equitable Reinvestment Committee to advance campaigns and proposals in collaboration with ANHD organizing staff.
    • Collaborate with Capacity Building staff to support ANHD’s trainings, fellowships and programming as related to responsible banking and reinvestment.
  • Contribute to ANHD’s work environment and engage in collaborative processes and activities including racial equity training and team-building activities.



  • A strong working knowledge of affordable housing finance and underwriting.
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience in policy, advocacy, finance, or government role related to affordable housing and/ or community development finance, underwriting, asset management or preservation.
  • A strong understanding of and interest in, City, State, and Federal housing development, preservation, and /or asset management issues.
  • Comfort liaising with government stakeholders, elected officials, and policy advocates.
  • Familiarity with and interest in equitable economic development issues will be considered but is not required.
  • Commitment to New York City’s neighborhoods, and respect for not-for-profit community development corporations, community organizing, and grassroots organizations.
  • Comfort working directly with community organizations and/or community-based campaigns.
  • Experience writing in a variety of formats, ranging from contributing to major policy reports to short blog posts.
  • Strong analytical skills, communications skills, and strategic thinking are required.
  • Commitment to racial equity, and comfort applying a racial equity lens to policy and advocacy work as well as to interpersonal professional interactions and relationships.

Location Requirements:
This position is Hybrid. Applicants will need to work from ANHD’s office in Lower Manhattan at least two days a week.
Please note that ANHD has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. As a condition of employment, all ANHD employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. ANHD will consider requests for reasonable accommodations from the vaccine requirement for employees who request them because of disability, pregnancy, childbirth, religious beliefs or observances, or other accommodations as required by law.

Compensation and Benefits

Mid to Senior Level — $60,000 to $80,000 / $70,000 to $90,000. Compensation dependent on experience.

As a full-time ANHD employee, you will enjoy our comprehensive benefits package. This includes Medical and Dental Benefits, 403(b) plan and Financial Security, Retirement Plans, Paid Time Off, and other Benefits as listed here. It also includes annual staff professional development support, attendance at ANHD member events, and office-wide wellness and team-building activities, dependent on funding availability.

At ANHD, we work to ensure an inclusive work environment committed to diversity & dignity, work/life balance, professional development opportunities, and a culture that values our staff team, members, and the broader community. We have a deep commitment to the work, a community of collaboration, and spaces that value laughter and joy.

ANHD is an equal opportunity employer, and actively works to bring the same commitment to racial and economic justice we fight for in our communities to our staffing practices. We encourage and welcome a diverse audience to apply. People of color, immigrants, LGBTQIA+ individuals, women, gender non-conforming individuals, the justice-involved, and others who may contribute to a rich diversity of perspectives and ideas are especially encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Please submit your application including a resume, cover letter, and writing sample online. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Only applicants selected for interviews will receive a response. No calls or emails please.