Job Description

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 & Project Development, the Senior Research Analyst will lead a range of data research, management, reporting, and visualization activities in support of NYCHA 2.0 initiatives. 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.

Key Responsibilities:

•  Implement a data-driven approach for evaluating and prioritizing projects in the REDD pipeline.
•  Manage and analyze a variety of NYCHA administrative, population, and neighborhood data to inform community planning and engagement processes, as well as identify critical opportunities and challenges to advancing project goals.
•  Collaborate with other REDD teams and NYCHA departments – including Design & Construction, Capital Planning, Intergovernmental Affairs, and Performance Management & Analytics – to develop and manage data tools in support of REDD planners and project managers.
•  Create project profiles, reports, and public-facing materials illustrating key data and information about REDD projects and the overall REDD portfolio.
•  Create graphically sophisticated and compelling maps and other infographics, including interactive and web-based data and cartographic tools.

SPECIAL NOTE:  Effective August 16, 2021, all persons newly hired for employment by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) must provide proof of having received at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine prior to beginning their employment, except for those who obtain an exception due to medical or religious reasons through the reasonable accommodation process.

After receiving a conditional offer of employment from NYCHA, an applicant for employment must provide proof of having received at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine within a reasonable period of time.  Failure by the applicant to provide NYCHA with proof of having received at least one dose of an approved COVID-19 vaccine will result in NYCHA revoking the conditional offer, unless the applicant obtains an exception through the reasonable accommodation process.

Any person who begins their employment with NYCHA after providing proof of having received only one dose in a 2-dose series of a COVID-19 vaccine, will also be required to provide NYCHA with proof of receipt of a second dose within 30 days of the first dose.  Failure to do so will result in termination.


NOTE:  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 link below:


Please read this posting carefully to make certain you meet the minimum 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.

Preferred Skills

•  A graduate degree from an accredited college or university in the field of urban studies, city planning, geographic information systems, real estate development, public administration, public policy, architecture, or urban design.
•  Thorough knowledge of New York City government and housing issues.
•  Experience with community-based planning and neighborhood development issues.
•  Experience using data systems and performing geo-spatial analyses to research and inform policy decisions.
•  Experience conducting studies, writing reports, and facilitating meetings with community and inter-agency partners.
•  Ability to work independently, take initiative, and collaborate effectively with others.
•  Excellent research, analytical, writing, and public speaking skills.  Comfort communicating with NYCHA residents and other stakeholders.
•  Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects in a timely manner.
•  Significant experience with ESRI ArcGIS required.
•  Proficiency in SQL and spatial databases, and either R or Python, required.
•  Experience with Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) and Microsoft Office applications, including Excel and PowerPoint, required.

Additional Information

1.  Preference will be given to employees who have served a period of one year in their current title and level (if applicable).
2.  NYCHA residents are encouraged to apply.

55-a Program

This position is also open to qualified persons with a disability who are eligible for the 55-a Program. Please indicate at the top of your resume and cover letter that you would like to be considered for the position through the 55-a Program.

Residency Requirement

NYCHA has no residency requirements.
The City of New York is an inclusive equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual’s sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
Proposed Salary Range

$ 74,650.00 – $109,409.00 (Annual)