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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 cohorts of lawyers and community organizers Fellows to serve low-income individuals who are currently or at risk of experiencing housing instability and involuntary displacement, particularly due to eviction. Current target areas for the Housing Justice Program are Maryland, South Carolina, and Virginia. 

Participating organizations host lawyers and community organizers serving in two-year fellowships to be part of a coordinated initiative to address the justice gap in target areas. To meet the needs of low-income individuals and families facing evictions and/or other manifestations of housing instability, Housing Justice Fellows, who may be lawyers or community organizers, work together 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 support of The JPB Foundation and JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Apply Today

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

Applications are due June 8, 2022.

Apply Now!

Equal Justice Works invites eligible organizations in Maryland to submit proposals for the Housing Justice Program by June 8, 2022.

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

Housing Justice Program Host Organizations

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Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Inc.

VIRGINIA / Arlington, Fairfax

Programs
  • Housing Justice Program
Programs
  • Housing Justice Program

Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia

VIRGINIA / Williamsburg

Programs
  • Design Your Own Fellowship
  • Housing Justice Program

Virginia Poverty Law Center

VIRGINIA / Richmond

Programs
  • Housing Justice Program
Programs
  • Housing Justice Program

Legal Aid Justice Center

VIRGINIA / Charlottesville

Programs
  • Housing Justice Program