The mission of Bread for the City is to help Washington, DC residents living with low income to develop the power to determine the future of their own communities. We provide food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services to reduce the burden of poverty. We seek justice through community organizing and public advocacy. We work to uproot racism, a major cause of poverty. We are committed to treating our clients with the dignity and respect that all people deserve.
Bread for the City’s Legal Clinic works to ensure better access to justice for individuals in our nation’s capital. The Legal Clinic provides front-line civil legal services primarily in the areas of housing, family, immigration, and public benefits law.
The Legal Clinic seeks a Housing Advocacy Coordinator to provide support to our Community Lawyering Project (CLP) based out of our Southeast Center. The CLP uses legal advocacy and organizing to help achieve solutions to community-identified issues in ways that develop local leadership and institutions that can continue to exert power to effect systemic change. The project is currently engaged in direct representation, advocacy, community education and community building on issues of affordable housing preservation and creation. It is also working to support DC’s Cancel Rent Coalition to alleviate the burden of pandemic-related rent debt facing thousands of DC residents.
A successful candidate will want to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment that often requires multitasking while at the same time maintaining a high level of attention to detail. Currently, the Legal Clinic is operating on a remote basis, with staff occasionally coming into the office to complete work that cannot be carried out remotely, including meeting in-person with clients. All in-person work is conducted under COVID-19 protocols, including the requirement that all staff and volunteers physically present in Bread for the City’s buildings must be fully vaccinated.
Bread for the City offers a salary of $47,000 ($48,000 with bilingual Spanish/English language skills) for this position. We also offer a generous benefits package, which can be reviewed at https://breadforthecity.org/work-with-us/.
Bread for the City is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual orientation, family responsibility, physical or mental disability, medical condition, status as a veteran, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies.
The mission of Bread for the City is to help Washington, DC residents living with low income to develop the power to determine the future of their own communities. We provide food, clothing, medical care, and legal and social services to…
You must complete an application through Bread for the City’s ADP portal. Click here to review available openings and click on "CLP Housing Advocacy Coordinator" position. Then select "apply" at the top right hand corner to register for a login and apply for the position. Please upload a resume and cover letter that speaks to your interest and qualifications through this online application process. Your application will not be considered complete unless it includes a cover letter. Only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls.
You must complete an application through Bread for the City’s ADP portal. Click here to review available openings and click on "CLP Housing Advocacy Coordinator" position…