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Inclusionary Housing Initiative
The Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California
Summary: The Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California (NPH)
a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt corporation formed in 1979 by
housing development sponsors in Northern California in support of the
preservation, development, and quality management of affordable housing
The Inclusionary Housing Initiative is a regional campaign to increase the
supply of affordable housing in the Bay Area by implementing inclusionary
housing policies in key jurisdictions. The Initiative¹s aim is to adopt
inclusionary ordinances in 15 to 20 targeted jurisdictions, and for
jurisdictions with existing weak policies to adopt more aggressive
The Program Coordinator will provide key staff support to the regional
Inclusionary Housing Initiative in the areas of regional coordination,
technical assistance, policy development, advocacy, outreach and media.
is seeking a candidate who has a strong policy background, preferably in
affordable housing, as well as advocacy and organizing experience. The
position requires many hours in the field.
Accountable To: Deputy Director
Salary Range: $40,000 to $45,000; commensurate with experience
Classification: Two-year position; non-exempt
Duties and Responsibilities:
-Assist in developing a region-wide campaign strategy for the Initiative
that identifies targeted jurisdictions and outlines the strategies and for
achieving the Initiative¹s goals.
-Coordinate a series of trainings for local government representatives and
local advocates in partnership with various affordable housing and civic
-Promote on-going information sharing among inclusionary housing advocates
through regular meetings of local and regional partners.
Policy Development/Technical Assistance:
-Work with the regional partners to provide intensive policy and technical
support to organizations in targeted jurisdictions.
-Develop a tool kit of best practices, sample ordinances, and fact sheets
crucial or controversial issues.
-Evaluate draft inclusionary policies from the various jurisdictions.
Provide data on housing needs and effective policy options to housing
advocates, elected officials and local government.
-With Greenbelt Alliance field staff and the Nine-County Network, recruit
local organizations, key leaders, and concerned individuals in low-income
communities to fully participate in inclusionary housing process.
-With advocates, participate in strategy discussions to promote the most
effective housing policies for each locality.
-Link with local organizations or key individuals in the environmental,
faith, labor and business communities to advance a coordinated agenda.
-Help foster lasting alliances among housing activists, social justice
advocates, environmentalists and other interested organizations and
individuals to follow up on the local housing agenda.
-Work with Greenbelt Alliance, NPH¹s Nine-County Network and allied
organizations to create media pieces.
-Provide sample letters and opinion pieces for use by local activists.
Qualifications: Bachelor¹s degree required. A minimum of two years of
experience or graduate education, preferably in affordable housing,
community development or a public policy advocacy. Must have excellent
communication skills. Must be self-starting, well organized at handling
multiple tasks, and have the ability to work under minimal supervision.
Organizing experience a plus.
How To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and a short writing
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California
369 Pine Street, Suite 350
San Francisco, California 94104
Fax: (415) 989-8166