The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is seeking a full-time Supervising Attorney for its Housing Department, focused on supervising its affirmative litigation and policy work. Over the past year and as a part of our Strategic Plan, the Law Foundation consolidated its housing legal practice into a unified, mission-driven program. There is a renewed and strong focus on the prevention of displacement of low-income individuals and communities of color through both direct legal services, including unlawful detainer defense, and system change work, including impact litigation and policy advocacy. Our Housing team has built on our longstanding expertise and success to develop new approaches to training, supervision, and support of staff as well as creating innovative service delivery models.
The Supervising Attorney will supervise the Housing Department’s robust affirmative litigation and policy work. This work includes engaging in policy campaigns at the local level to advance policies that protect tenants from displacement, preserve affordable and naturally-occurring affordable housing, and boost the production of affordable housing. Affirmative litigation includes Plaintiffs’ side litigation on behalf of low-income tenants, and communities of color, including, but not limited impact litigation and class actions.
The Supervising Attorney will report to the Directing Attorney and will work closely and collaboratively with the two other Supervising Attorneys in the Housing team.