Sarah Bookbinder

  • Hosted by Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Sponsored by Greenberg Traurig, LLP
  • Service location Washington
  • Law school The University of Michigan Law School
  • Issue area Community/Economic Development
  • Fellowship class year 2007
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

I primarily provide legal assistance to local community development organizations that are trying to create affordable housing in historically underserved, racially segregated areas. The focus of my work is in the Katrina-damaged areas of Mississippi and New Orleans, but I also work in the Mississippi and Arkansas Delta, and in other areas of the country. I also do some work on national policy related to the ongoing affordable housing crisis since Hurricane Katrina.

The Inspiration

Meet Other Fellows Like Sarah

View All

Amber VanSchuyver

Host: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.

Sponsor: Texas Access to Justice Foundation

Corinna Spencer-Scheurich

Host: Texas Civil Rights Project

Sponsor: Texas Access to Justice Foundation

Kyra McDonald

Host: Mississippi Center for Justice

Joseph Cohen

Host: Florida Rural Legal Services Inc.

Sponsor: Gary, Williams, Parenti, Finney, Lewis, McManus, Watson & Sperando, The Florida Bar Foundation