Jason Bailey

  • Hosted by Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law
  • Sponsored by Norflet Progress Fund
  • Service location Washington, District of Columbia
  • Law school University of Arkansas School of Law
  • Issue area Civil Rights/Civil Liberties, Housing/Homelessness
  • Fellowship class year 2015
  • Program Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

Jason will address housing discrimination in Arkansas by providing direct representation, educating tenants, establishing and training a network of training advocates, and developing potential impact litigation.

Tenants in Arkansas are afforded few enforcement mechanisms to assert their fair housing rights. Arkansas is one of only two states that lack a private fair housing program to provide tenants with legal representation in state or federal administrative hearings or in court proceedings. As a result, many low-income tenants attempting to assert their fair housing rights must proceed on a pro se basis during the administrative process. This project will work to remedy the dearth of legal services available to low-income tenants in Arkansas who are facing housing discrimination.

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