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Housing Justice Program

Evictions have a disproportionate effect on communities of color, women, and children. Without access to safe and stable housing, individuals and families can face a variety of negative outcomes, including long-lasting and devastating economic hardships and health problems.

The Equal Justice Works Housing Justice Program is currently mobilizing a cohort of Fellows, lawyers, and organizers, to serve low-income individuals residing in Virginia, South Carolina, and Maryland who are currently, or at risk of, experiencing housing instability and involuntary displacement, particularly due to eviction. 

To join our mailing list and receive updates on Fellowship opportunities in the Housing Justice Program please email [email protected] 

The Housing Justice Program is the only Equal Justice Works Fellowship program that employs both lawyers and organizers. Fellows are hosted at legal aid and grassroots organizations in areas where evictions and housing instability have reached epidemic proportions. During a two-year term, Fellows work collaboratively to provide legal advice, referrals, and full representation for tenants in eviction proceedings; engage in outreach and education activities; and work with community partners to address systematic barriers that contribute to housing instability. 

In addition to the training and mentorship that Fellows receive from their host organization, the Housing Justice Program provides a range of wraparound trainings and technical assistance throughout the Fellowship term. These include, but are not limited to: 

  • Kick-off training event 
  • Equal Justice Works annual Leadership Development Training in Washington, D.C. (attended by all Equal Justice Works Fellows) 
  • Substantive and skills-based webinars throughout the Fellowship 
  • Learning event at the conclusion of the program 

Currently available Fellowship opportunities are listed below under the hiring host organization. The Housing Justice Program will begin recruiting for Fellows in South Carolina and Maryland in June 2022. 

Fellows will also have opportunities to learn from successful collaborative legal models in other states that are working to provide counsel for individuals facing eviction and reducing systemic barriers. 

The Housing Justice Program is made possible thanks to the generosity of The JPB Foundation, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Abell Foundation, and Maryland Legal Services Corporation. 

Contact [email protected] to learn more. 

Meet Our Fellows

Read about the HJP Fellows who are serving low-income individuals and families currently or at risk of experiencing housing instability.

Currently Accepting Applications

The Housing Justice Program at Equal Justice Works is currently accepting applications! Find out more about the opportunities at our host organizations here:

Housing Justice Program Currently Accepting Applications

Program Host Organizations

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  • Housing Justice Program

Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Inc.

VIRGINIA / Arlington, Fairfax

Programs
  • Housing Justice Program

Virginia Poverty Law Center

VIRGINIA / Richmond

Programs
  • Housing Justice Program

Legal Aid Justice Center

VIRGINIA / Charlottesville

Programs
  • Housing Justice Program

Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia

VIRGINIA / Williamsburg

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  • Design Your Own Fellowship
  • Housing Justice Program

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