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Equal Justice Works Now Accepting Host Organization Applications in South Carolina for its Housing Justice Program

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Equal Justice Works invites eligible organizations based in South Carolina to submit proposals to participate as host organizations in the 2022 Housing Justice Program.   

The Equal Justice Works Housing Justice Program mobilizes a cohort of lawyers and community organizers working collaboratively as Fellows to serve low-income individuals who are currently or at risk of experiencing housing instability and involuntary displacement, particularly due to eviction.  

In 2022, Equal Justice Works is expanding the Housing Justice Program from Virginia to South Carolina and Maryland. Equal Justice Works seeks to allocate approximately six Fellows in South Carolina: four attorney Fellows and two community organizer Fellows hosted at legal services organizations and community-based organizations. Host organizations will participate in the Housing Justice Program by hosting one or more Fellows; organizations may apply to host attorney Fellows, organizer Fellows, or a combination of both. These 6 Fellows will work cooperatively to:   

  • Provide direct legal assistance including advice, referrals, and full representation for tenants in eviction proceedings;   
  • Build collaborative partnerships with community organizations and provide referrals for wraparound services;   
  • Engage in outreach including know-your-rights presentations and workshops, legal clinics, and intake events around housing issues; and   
  • Identify patterns, organize tenants, engage in impact litigation to challenge structural issues, and educate key stakeholders around the causes and consequences of housing instability. 

Fellows will serve for two years, beginning on or about August 1, 2022 and ending no later than 24 months after the Fellow’s start date and no later than August 31, 2024.  

The Housing Justice Program is funded by The JPB Foundation and JPMorgan Chase & Co.  

Please see links to the full Request for Proposals (RFP) and accompanying appendices below. Proposals must be submitted by Friday, April 29, 11:59 p.m. EST via email to [email protected].    

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please complete this brief Intent to Apply Survey and specify how many Fellows (lawyers and/or organizers) you are interested in applying for by Monday, April 11, 2022.  

Resources 

Before applying, please review the following materials:  

Templates & Forms 

The following materials are required for submission:  

If you have any questions about the application process, please reach out to [email protected].   

Learn more about becoming an Equal Justice Works Fellow