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Rory O'Sullivan

2010, AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, Rory O'Sullivan

Rory O'Sullivan

Name of Host Organization: Northwest Justice Project
City, State: Seattle, Washington
Issue area: Community Economic Development/Microfinance and Related Transactional Legal Projects, Housing - Affordable Housing/Microfinance,

The Project

As an AmeriCorps Legal Fellow I will be working with attorneys throughout Washington State to identify and respond to issues confronting low-income individuals facing foreclosure. The project will include ensuring that lenders comply with regulations regarding loan modification programs, working with housing counselors to spot legal issues that may require a client be referred to an attorney, responding to foreclosure rescue scams, and ultimately helping more people stay in their homes.

Biography

Hometown:

Seattle, Washington

Law school:

Making the connection:

During law school I participated in a housing and community development clinic. The clinic empowered low-income individuals and community group clients through tenant ownership, affordable housing preservation, and transactional assistance. This experience helped me to understand the many ways in which attorneys can work for social justice.