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Housing Attorney

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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.

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.

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…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    J.D. Required

Benefits

SALARY/BENEFITS: NMIC offers a competitive salary based on experience and education as well as a comprehensive and generous benefits package: medical, dental, life, and disability insurance are included; paid time off, including 20 vacation days, 15 sick days, 5 personal days, and 12 agency holidays; a 401k with agency contribution; and other benefits. 

SALARY/BENEFITS: NMIC offers a competitive salary based on experience and education as well as a comprehensive and generous benefits package: medical, dental, life, and disability…

Level of Language Proficiency

  • Strong verbal and writing skills in English.
  • Bilingual skills in English/Spanish are helpful but not required. 
  • Strong verbal and writing skills in English.
  • Bilingual skills in English/Spanish are helpful but not required. 

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near New York, NY
Associated Location
45 Wadsworth Avenue, New York, NY 10033, United States

How to Apply

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. 

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…

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