LaFHAC is currently hiring for a Paralegal position. LaFHAC is also still looking for an Eviction Defense Project Attorney and a Policy Analyst. Are you interested in joining the team, or know someone who might be? More information about these three roles and how to apply is below!
The Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center seeks an entry-level paralegal to support the litigation and advocacy efforts of our Enforcement Team and Eviction Defense Program. The paralegal will support LaFHAC’s attorneys as they investigate and litigate fair housing and related civil rights matters in federal court, state court, and administrative proceedings. Read more about the position here.
How to Apply: The position is open until filled. Please submit a resume and cover letter to resumes [at] lafairhousing.org. Correspondence may be addressed to Sarah Carthen Watson, Legal Director. Please note: due to the expected volume of applications, we are unable to confirm receipt of individual application materials. Applicants selected for an interview will be notified via email.
Eviction Defense Project Attorney
The Eviction Defense Project Attorney will join LaFHAC’s staff from their hiring date through October 2021, with the possibility of an additional year-long extension as need requires and funding allows. The Project attorney will lead LaFHAC’s eviction defense project, with an emphasis on serving clients that fall outside of legal aid’s service boundaries. The attorney will work closely with the local LSC-funded legal aid organization, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services, to identify the populations that are most likely to be underserved, as well as to provide and be a source for referrals. The Project attorney will appear regularly in Orleans Parish Civil District Court, and in Jefferson Parish courts, to defend tenants facing eviction. Additionally, the attorney will table 1-2 times a week in the Orleans and Jefferson Parish courts to assist tenants who appear for their eviction hearings without having already secured representation. Additionally, the Project attorney will be responsible for serving as LaFHAC’s liaison to locally-based coalitions that are working to protect tenants from eviction, as well as strategizing about how to ensure that court conditions are safe. The Project attorney will also conduct outreach and share information with community members as needed, in addition to planning and identifying outreach events and opportunities. The Project attorney, in coordination with other legal services providers, will make policy recommendations to affinity groups and legislators on systemic changes to improve outcomes for tenants. Read more about the position here.
How to Apply: The position is open until filled. Please email a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Eviction Defense Project Attorney.”
The Louisiana Fair Housing Action Center (LaFHAC) is seeking a Policy Analyst to support the organization’s legislative and regulatory work at the local, state and federal levels on a variety of housing related and civil rights issues. The position will be responsible for government relations, research, and communications work to advance policies and legislation that promote equitable housing. The ideal candidate should have excellent writing skills, the ability to produce work products quickly, and some experience in government relations at the local or state level in Louisiana. A demonstrated commitment to civil rights work is required. Read more about the position here.
How to Apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and writing sample (no more than 5 pages) to Director of Policy & Communications Maxwell Ciardullo at resumes [at] lafairhousing.org. The position is open until filled. All interviews will be conducted via Zoom. Please note: due to the expected volume of submissions, we will not be able to return phone calls about applications.