NHLP seeks applicants to sponsor for Skadden Fellowship. NHLP has successfully sponsored several fellowship applicants in the past, including Skadden, Equal Justice Works, and Soros fellows. We will work closely with the selected applicant in developing fellowship applications. Work to commence in the fall of 2013 at NHLP’s San Francisco office.
Possible fellowship initiatives include, but are not limited to:
(1) Emerging Fair Housing Issues: The new HUD administration promises a new emphasis on fair housing issues such as the rights of LGBT individuals and affirmatively furthering fair housing to ensure opportunities to live in communities of opportunity and inclusion. Additionally, local and state efforts to prevent discrimination on the basis of one’s source of income or housing subsidy have met with limited success in preventing such discrimination. The fellow will engage in policy advocacy, training, and selective litigation to address these emerging issues.
(2) Resident Engagement: NHLP has recently undertaken pioneering work engaging federally-assisted housing residents in advocacy and policymaking. HUD’s new initiatives offer opportunities for resident involvement and its 5 Year Strategic Plan states that residents of HUD assisted housing are its highest priority stakeholders. NHLP work on the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) resulted in residents being heard and influencing policy at the national level. Implementation of RAD, including resident engagement at the local level, is the next step. NHLP has also established a Resident Academy designed to train and inform resident of their rights and encourage resident participation at the national and local level. This fellowship opportunity will provide a unique opportunity to work on national policy issues as well as grass roots work in collaboration with residents, resident organizations, community groups and Housing Justice Network members to ensure that resident voices continue to be heard during the development of new policies and during implementation at the local level. The fellow will also help expand the reach and scope of the Resident Academy.
Find out how to apply at PSLawNet!