In December 2018, Mayor de Blasio and New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) released NYCHA 2.0, a comprehensive plan to fix and preserve public housing. NYCHA’s Real Estate Development Department (REDD) is charged with leading and structuring real estate transactions that will address over $15 billion in capital needs. REDD will utilize the following three tools to generate the necessary revenue:
1. Permanent Affordability Commitment Together (PACT) – PACT will use U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8 programs to fund renovations and convert public housing (Section 9) apartments to permanently affordable housing. NYCHA plans to convert 62,000 apartments over 10 years, which will address $12.8 billion of capital needs.
2. Build to Preserve (BTP) – New mixed-income buildings will be constructed on some underutilized spaces across the NYCHA portfolio. NYCHA expects to address $2 billion in capital need across approximately 10,000 apartments.
3. Transfer to Preserve (TTP) – NYCHA will sell a portion of its estimated 80 million square feet of unused development rights (“air rights”) to adjacent privately-owned sites. TTP will generate $1 billion for capital repairs at adjacent developments.
Under the direction of the Vice President for Portfolio Planning, the Policy Analyst will shape a range of policy and program issues impacting the REDD portfolio. A core focus of the position will be to lead new initiatives to organize and educate residents and deliver resources and services to guard against displacement. The Policy Analyst will also develop and manage a new grant program with community-based organizations conducting grassroots outreach and engagement with NYCHA communities.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a small but growing team of real estate professionals, public housing experts, architects, planners, and urban designers to shape meaningful investments in NYCHA’s portfolio that not only address the physical needs of buildings and apartments but also enhance resident health and access to opportunity.
- Develop and implement strategies to educate NYCHA communities – including residents, staff, community leaders, and elected officials – about NYCHA 2.0 initiatives, including through the creation of a "PACT curriculum".
- Collaborate with City, State, and Federal agencies, as well as other NYCHA departments, to develop policy solutions that are responsive to resident needs across the REDD portfolio.
- Mange grants with community-based organizations responsible for implementing outreach strategies and providing critical housing counseling services.
- Create compelling and accessible public-facing materials – including presentations, print, and web and other media – to share information and solicit feedback about REDD projects.
- Work with the REDD project team and development partners to implement strategies at project sites and ensure community goals are appropriately implemented.
- Create and deliver presentations to resident leaders, community stakeholders, elected officials, and NYCHA staff.
IF THIS APPOINTMENT IS MADE ON A PROVISIONAL BASIS PURSUANT TO §65 OF THE NYS CIVIL SERVICE LAW, NO TENURE OR PERMANENCE ACCRUES TO AN INCUMBENT IN THIS POSITION BY VIRTUE OF SUCH APPOINTMENT.
This position is open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate in your cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position under the 55-a Program. For detailed information regarding the 55-a Program, please visit the following link: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcas/downloads/pdf/psb/100_1.pdf
Please read this posting carefully to make certain you meet the qualification requirements before applying to this position.
Minimum Qual Requirements
1.A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and three years of full-time satisfactory professional experience in the development, appraisal, financing, negotiation, or disposition of real estate, or in real estate law, or in urban planning or analytical or coordination work related to housing programs; or
2. A four year high school diploma or its educational equivalent approved by a State's Department of Education or a recognized accrediting organization and seven years of full-time satisfactory experience as described in "1" above; or
3.A satisfactory combination of education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. Graduate study in the field of urban studies, city planning, business or public administration, finance, architecture, engineering or other related fields may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience on the basis of 30 credits equaling one year of experience. Graduation from an accredited law school may be substituted for one year of the required experience. However, all candidates must have at least two years of experience as described above.
- A graduate degree from an accredited college or university in the field of urban studies, city planning, real estate development, public administration, public policy, community organizing, architecture, or urban design.
- Thorough knowledge of New York City government and housing issues.
- Experience with neighborhood development issues.
- Successful experience working with civic associations and neighborhood groups.
- Experience designing compelling, accessible presentations and other public-facing materials.
- Ability to work independently, take initiative, and collaborate effectively with others.
- Excellent research, analytical, writing, and public speaking skills.
- Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects in a timely manner.
- Significant experience in Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office applications, including Excel and PowerPoint.
1. NYCHA employees applying for promotional, title or level change opportunities must have served a period of one year in their current title and level (if applicable).
2. NYCHA residents are encouraged to apply.
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NYCHA has no residency requirements.