The Law Foundation of Silicon Valley is seeking a full-time Community Housing Advocate for its housing department. The housing department works to incorporate community lawyering and other race equity tools into its work to provide the best possible housing services to our community. The housing department will have a strong focus on anti-displacement and will dedicate resources to both direct services work and system change.
The Law Foundation Housing Unit has a team of Community Housing Advocates who share responsibility for the tasks and responsibilities outlined below. Community Housing Advocates have significant contact with the community. Community Housing Advocates investigate and document what is happening in the community, transmit legal knowledge to community members, and identify and initiate policy campaigns and impact litigation for the housing department. They have significant influence in directing the work of the housing department. The Community Housing Advocate team will be collectively responsible for the duties previously thought of as the duties of “intake workers,” “advocates”, “litigation assistants,” “paralegals,” “organizers,” and “investigators.”