The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is seeking a full-time Attorney for its Housing Department. As a part of the Law Foundation’s Strategic Plan, the Law Foundation is currently focusing on redesigning our Housing Department and how to best provide housing legal services to the community. Over the course of the next year, Law Foundation housing staff will be experimenting with various approaches to training, supervision, and support of staff, as well as trying out various service delivery models. The housing team will be working to incorporate community lawyering and other race equity tools into its work in an effort to design a new housing department that provides the best possible housing services to our community.
The new Housing Department will have a strong focus on anti-displacement and will dedicate resources to both direct services work and system change. The Housing Attorney may have several different job duties and responsibilities, and these responsibilities could shift over time ranging from direct representation of tenants to policy advocacy and impact litigation. The Housing Rights Attorney may assist with landlord/tenant problems, eviction defense, fair housing/housing discrimination complaints, reasonable accommodations of disability, Section 8 voucher/Housing Authority issues. Additionally, the attorney may work on policy advocacy and policy campaigns, fair housing and impact litigation. The Housing Attorney will also be involved in community and client education and outreach activities, and system reform projects.