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Legal Fellow: Affordable Housing Preservation Project
This project will build the capacity of tenant associations in eligible Project-based Section 8 U. S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD)-assisted properties to increase tenants’ knowledge of their rights, responsibilities, and options for preserving their homes and improving their communities. The project aims to: (1) increase tenant outreach and training capacity of qualified local nonprofit organizations in at least 15 cities and (2) help tenants organize and save or improve eligible Section 8 communities which house more than 18,000 families. VISTA members will build the capacity of tenant organizations through outreach, education, leadership development, and legal aid over the two-year project. We have Legal Fellow openings in: Cincinnati, OH, Little Rock, AR, Orlando, FL, Los Angeles, CA, Alexandria, VA, Chicago, IL, and St. Paul, MN.
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Member Duties : Community Organizers and Legal Fellows will work together to provide capacity building services to their host sites, with an emphasis on the preservation of project-based section 8 dwellings. *PLEASE INDICATE IN YOUR PERSONAL STATEMENT WHETHER YOU ARE WILLING OR INTERESTED IN RELOCATION.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Housing ,  Community Outreach ,  Homelessness ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Speaking ,  Law ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment . 
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Legal Fellow: Affordable Housing Preservation Project

Program Start/End Date
01/30/2018  -   09/30/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Graduate degree (e.g. MA, PhD, MD, JD)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ARKANSAS ,  ILLINOIS ,  MARYLAND ,  NEW YORK   Washington/Baltimore ,  Chicago ,  New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY)  

Spanish language a plus

Accepting Applications
From  11/01/2016  To  09/30/2018 

Contact Kelsey Edwards
1730 M St NW
Washington   DC   20036
(202) 466-3686
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 58699