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Seeking a Housing Policy Specialist to join our team!

Type: Full-time, Salaried position. Open until filled.

Location: Berkeley, CA or Los Angeles, CA

Relevant Experience: 5+ Years

About the Position & Firm

R+A is hiring a Housing Policy Specialist with 5+ years of experience. In this essential position, you will be responsible for leading or assisting with our growing housing policy practice. You must be able to take initiative, work independently, be an excellent communicator and collaborator, and represent the firm professionally.

R+A is a mission-driven planning, policy, urban design, and research firm with offices in Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA. We bring a multidisciplinary approach to planning, design, policy, and applied research. To address the complexity of communities, R+A integrates interrelated disciplines — land use and urban design, sustainability and green building, public health and equity, and community engagement — into planning and applied research efforts.


  • Preparing Housing Element updates, housing needs and constraints analyses, and conducting housing site inventories and fair housing assessments.

  • Analyzing housing needs, conditions, constraints, and trends.

  • Writing, research, and policy development for planning documents.

  • Developing and assisting with public engagement activities, including workshops, focus groups, and committees.

  • Managing or helping to manage housing projects.

  • Business development, including writing proposals and advanced marketing.

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in planning, public policy, urban design, or other housing-related fields.

  • Knowledge of land use planning (General Plans, Specific Plans, zoning codes, CEQA).

  • Experience with California housing policy is required.

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience, including experience working on a variety of housing-related projects.

  • Experience leading community engagement activities such as focus groups and community workshops.

  • Fluency in spoken and/or written Spanish is highly desired but not required.

Salary and Benefits

  • A competitive salary + annual bonus.

  • Fully paid medical, dental, and vision.

  • Retirement account and company-sponsored contributions.

  • Time and resources for professional development.

  • Hybrid work environment.

For More Information

For more information, please email and one of our staff members will be in touch.

To Apply for This Position

Send an email with a cover letter (may be in the body of the email), resume and, if relevant, examples of work products (10 pages max) to Please put “Housing Policy Specialist” in the subject line.

Raimi + Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diversified workforce. Selection is based on merit without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, age, gender, national origin, political affiliation, disability, sexual orientation, marital or family status, or other differences.

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