Nonprofit

Housing Attorney

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
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Published 10 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Education
J.D. Required
Salary
USD $74,500 - $76,500 / year

Description

AGENCY BACKGROUND:

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization founded in 1979 that has grown into a leading multi-service agency with over 140 staff serving New York City with a focus on upper Manhattan and the Bronx. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for positive change in the lives of the people in our community on their paths to secure and prosperous futures. Integration is the cornerstone of NMIC’s programs, and our staff can identify and address a broad array of immediate needs through comprehensive crisis intervention services. With their crises resolved, clients move seamlessly to capacity building services through our holistic programs designed to transition individuals and families to self-sufficiency.

  • Our Legal Services, Social Services, and Weatherization programs meet community members’ basic needs including housing, income, nutrition and health.
  • Our Community Organizing program empowers groups of residents to collectively secure longer term and larger scale improvements to their own basic needs.
  • Our Education & Career Services program imparts individual community members with the practical tools necessary to build secure and prosperous futures.

Job Title: Housing Attorney

Department: Legal, Organizing, & Advocacy

Reports to: Assistant Director for Housing & Public Benefits

Location: Main Office, 45 Wadsworth Avenue, New York, NY 10033

FLSA Status: Exempt

Work Model: Hybrid


SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

NMIC’s Housing Attorney works with our highly skilled and experienced, interdisciplinary legal team. This position requires advocacy in housing matters including representation in Bronx & Manhattan Housing

Courts, administrative hearings, benefits advocacy, and supreme court and appellate practice with proven approaches to affordable housing retention, community stabilization and repair and maintenance issues.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide legal representation and advocacy to clients with housing issues including representation in housing court (including trial representation), administrative venues, supreme court, and appellate litigation.
  • Participate in community-based initiatives on housing issues.
  • Provide clients with benefits advocacy.
  • Collaboratively develop approaches to affordable housing retention.
  • Maintain daily and consistent case notes and status updates in NMIC’s proprietary database.
  • Organize and maintain client files in compliance with grant requirements.
  • Work with the Buildings Unit and organizers to provide representation to possible group or class action cases.
  • Complete additional tasks as assigned by supervisor. Additional tasks may be assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • J.D. Law Degree/LL.B. with admission to the New York State Bar or willingness to take exam.
  • Relevant housing and court experience preferred.
  • Experience working with similar populations in a community-based setting strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work independently, assess priorities, take initiative, handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Strong verbal and writing skills in English.
  • Bilingual skills in English/Spanish are helpful but not required.

SALARY/BENEFITS: NMIC offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, life, and disability insurance; paid time off consisting of 20 vacation days, 15 sick days, 5 personal days, 11 agency holidays, plus the week off from Christmas Eve through New Year's Day; a 401k with agency contribution; and other benefits

Salary Range: $74,500 to $76,500

NMIC IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: NMIC is an Equal Opportunity

Employer and actively encourages candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply for employment.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirements. A combination of education and experience will be considered unless specifically stated otherwise.

HOW TO APPLY Please address all applications to Kimberly Warner, Assistant Director for Housing &

Public Benefits, at LOAemployment@nmic.org with the job title in the subject line and include the following:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Legal writing sample

All attachments should be in word or PDF form. No phone calls, please.

NMIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

AGENCY BACKGROUND:

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization founded in 1979 that has grown into a leading multi-service agency with over 140 staff serving New York City with a…

Benefits

NMIC offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, life, and disability insurance; paid time off consisting of 20 vacation days, 15 sick days, 5 personal days, 11 agency holidays, plus the week off from Christmas Eve through New Year's Day; a 401k with agency contribution; and other benefits.

NMIC offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, life, and disability insurance; paid time off consisting of 20 vacation days, 15 sick days, 5 personal days, 11…

Location

Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
45 Wadsworth Ave, New York, NY 10033, USA

How to Apply

Please address all applications to Kimberly Warner, Assistant Director for Housing & Public Benefits, at LOAemployment@nmic.org with the job title in the subject line and include the following:

•Cover letter

•Resume

•Legal writing sample

All attachments should be in word or PDF form. No phone calls, please.

Please address all applications to Kimberly Warner, Assistant Director for Housing & Public Benefits, at LOAemployment@nmic.org with the job title in the subject line and…

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