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MANHATTAN HOUSING ATTORNEY

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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 100 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.


SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

NMIC’s Manhattan Housing Attorney works with our highly skilled and experienced, interdisciplinary legal team. This position requires advocacy in housing matters including representation in Manhattan Housing Court, 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 Community Organizing or Social Services Department on and 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 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.


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.

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 100 staff serving New York City with a…

Details at a Glance

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

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual skills in English/Spanish are helpful but not required.

Bilingual skills in English/Spanish are helpful but not required.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
45 Wadsworth Avenue, New York, NY 10033

How to Apply

Please address all applications to Rodrigo Sanchez-Camus, Director of Legal, Organizing, & Advocacy Services, at LOAemployment@nmic.org with the job title in the subject line and include the following:

•     Cover letter

•     Resume

•     Salary requirements


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

Please address all applications to Rodrigo Sanchez-Camus, Director of Legal, Organizing, & Advocacy Services, at LOAemployment@nmic.org with the job title in the subject line…

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