Job Details

Housing Attorney

Company name

Bay Area Legal Aid

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type


Years of Experience

Min 1 yrs required


San Francisco, CA

Date Last Verified

Apr 13,2018

Posted on

Apr 12,2018
Practice Area
Litigation >> Litigation - General/Commercial
Real Estate >> Real Estate
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Housing Attorney The candidate will be representing low-income tenants at all stages of the unlawful detainer process, including trial. Will be providing advocacy before the San Francisco 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

The candidate should have Membership in good standing with the California State Bar. Must have 1+ year relevant litigation and advocacy experience with a particular emphasis on federally subsidized housing. Must have familiarity with the specific laws and challenges facing tenants in San Francisco, 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 San Francisco Housing Court is required. Must have demonstrated legal research, writing, and oral advocacy experience. Experience working with interns, law clerks, and pro bono attorneys is required. Cultural competence and experience working with low-income clients from all of San Francisco’s diverse communities is required. Bilingual ability in Spanish or Cantonese preferred.

Note : This is a temporary position.

Additional info

Send cover letter, resume, references, diversity statement (see below) and writing sample.

Company info

Jerel McCrary
Managing Attorney
Bay Area Legal Aid
1035 Market Street
6th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

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