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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 economic hardships and health problems.

The Equal Justice Works Housing Justice Program mobilizes a cohort of Fellows to serve low-income individuals residing in the Greater Richmond Region of Virginia who are currently or at risk of experiencing housing instability and involuntary displacement, particularly due to eviction.

Over the course of a two-year fellowship term, Fellows and legal services organizations will be part of a targeted initiative to address the justice gap in Virginia. To meet the needs of low-income individuals and families facing evictions and/or other manifestations of housing instability, Housing Justice Fellows will be required to:

  • Provide legal advice, referrals, and full representation for tenants in eviction proceedings;
  • Engage in outreach and education activities;
  • Collaborate with community partners to address systematic barriers that contribute to housing instability.

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 and JPMorgan Chase Foundation.

Apply Today

Equal Justice Works invites eligible organizations to submit proposals for the second cohort of its Housing Justice Program. For more information including the RFP and accompanying appendices, Notice of Intent to apply, and the host organization application, visit here.

New date! Applications are now due December 7, 2021.

Apply Today

Equal Justice Works invites eligible organizations to submit proposals for the second cohort of its Housing Justice Program by December 7, 2021.

For more information and to view the application materials visit here.

Housing Justice Program Host Organizations

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Legal Aid Justice Center

VIRGINIA / Charlottesville

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  • Housing Justice Program

Virginia Poverty Law Center

VIRGINIA / Richmond

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  • Housing Justice Program