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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
Date Last Verified
Housing Attorney, Temporary Duties: Representing low-income tenants at all stages of the unlawful detainer process, including trial. Providing advocacy before the Housing Authority and other administrative agencies. Advocating for tenants on issues of fair housing, substandard conditions and VAWA. Identifying systemic problems that affect our clients’ housing rights and addressing these challenges through affirmative litigation and policy work. Conducting community outreach and training for public housing residents. Collaborating with the local and national tenant advocacy community.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: Membership in good standing with the California State Bar. 1+ year relevant litigation and advocacy experience with a particular emphasis on federally subsidized housing. Experience working with interns, law clerks, and pro bono attorneys. Familiarity with the specific laws and challenges facing tenants, including local rent and eviction control protections, implementation of the HUD Rental Assistance. Demonstration project, and rent repayment initiatives in public housing. Familiarity with the local tenant advocacy community and the Housing Court. Excellent communication and writing skills in addressing various audiences. Demonstrated legal research, writing, and oral advocacy experience. Strong organizational skills. Ability to take initiative and to work independently and as a part of a team. Cultural competence and experience working with low-income clients from all of diverse communities. Bilingual ability in Spanish or Cantonese preferred.
Deadline: March 16, 2018
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