Policy Analyst / Staff Attorney


Our team is growing! Homebase is adding a position for an experienced Policy Analyst or Staff Attorney to join our passionate national team. We offer a competitive salary based on experience, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a 403(b) match, health insurance, and generous PTO. While our office is based in the San Francisco Bay Area, we will consider applications for remote positions in certain circumstances.

Position Summary

Homebase Policy Analysts and Staff Attorneys lead our hands-on work supporting communities nationally to design and implement solutions to homelessness. This is a dynamic position with room to grow at a flexible, fun, and supportive organization, working closely with a diverse team of internal and external partners to increase and effectively deploy resources, provide technical assistance, and leverage evidence-based strategies to end the crisis of homelessness.


Successful candidates ideally possess:

  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written), including strong public speaking and facilitation skills.

  • Able to succeed in a warm and supportive team-based environment committed to organizational values of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and embracing anti- racism.

  • Skilled at cultivating collaborative internal and external partnerships with diverse teammates, clients, and stakeholders from different backgrounds.

  • Strong analytical capabilities and enthusiasm for breaking down and explaining complex ideas.

  • Experience developing anti-racist programs and systems and conducting community planning processes reflecting core principles of equity and inclusion.

  • Attention to detail and ability to prioritize and manage multiple ongoing projects under strict deadlines.

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, flexibility and willingness to travel; licensed drivers preferred.

Homebase prefers candidates with:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the public interest and passion for addressing homelessness and poverty.

  • Experience or degree equivalent to MPA, MPP, MSW (Policy Analyst) or JD (Staff Attorney); candidates without graduate-level degrees or experience may be considered for Research Associate positions.

  • 3-5 years of workplace experience with demonstrated increased responsibility.

  • Experience with state and local governmental agencies and/or housing and homelessness systems and programs preferred but not required.

  • Special consideration will be given to applicants with lived experience of housing instability, homelessness, and/or criminal justice involvement, including arrest and conviction records.

To develop transformative solutions to homelessness, Homebase believes in centering the individuals and communities most impacted by its structural causes — including people of color, people with lived experience of poverty, people with disabilities, and those who identify as LGBTQ+ and GNC. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other historically marginalized communities.


We encourage you to apply, even if you are not sure you meet all of these qualifications. You may have knowledge and experiences not specifically listed here that would support our mission, and we would love to see your application!

About Homebase

Homebase is a national nonprofit dedicated to the social problem of homelessness. Our mission is to end homelessness, prevent its recurrence, and decrease its effect on communities. We work at the local, state, and national levels to support our partners in designing systems and implementing responses to homelessness while fostering collaboration and collective impact in addressing its political and economic causes.

Our work requires acknowledging and addressing the fact that people of color, especially Black and Indigenous people, experience homelessness at dramatically disproportionate rates. Recognizing that this is a result of systemic, intersectional inequities, we believe it is crucial as an organization to promote racial equity and anti-racism throughout our work. We are committed to ensuring equal opportunity and a workplace environment that is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and fosters a sense of belonging for all of our team.


  • Supporting national implementation of federal, state, and local programs to address homelessness, housing, and poverty.

  • Identifying gaps and assessing the needs of homeless response systems and providing tailored content and processes to build the capacity of community-based organizations.

  • Guiding analysis and implementation of data-driven systems to measure performance, evaluate outcomes, identify cross-system usage trends, and develop policy solutions to address homelessness.

  • Training key stakeholders about best practices, program models, and regulations to educate and inform local decision-making processes.

  • Facilitating community-based planning processes and engaging key stakeholders across sectors in efforts to prevent and end homelessness.

  • Creating high-quality written, visual, data-informed tools for local and national audiences, including curricula, manuals, user guides, and other training and resource materials.

  • Providing thought leadership and developing effective relationships across jurisdictions, systems and sectors to support alignment in effectively addressing homelessness.

  • Managing a dynamic array of projects and clients with our collaborative team of homeless and supportive housing experts.

To Apply

Please email cover letter, resume, and at least three references to jobs@homebaseccc.org.

Positions open until filled.