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Senior Legal Counsel

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Home Forward is seeking a Senior Legal Counsel to establish an in-house legal team to assist with strategic and operational objectives that infuse mission, values, and anti-racist approaches into legal analysis and representation.  This position collaborates with key stakeholders, including Home Forward residents, participants, and staff across all departments.  The position serves Home Forward’s anti-racist focus and systems change approach through policy and process improvement, legal research and analysis, and representation and litigation support. 


Initial focus areas for this position include:

Supporting housing-first and barrier reduction efforts, centered on screening of justice-involved applicants, to ensure racially equitable access to Home Forward housing;

Reducing proposed evictions in Home Forward housing and exploring creative non-litigation solutions that prioritize housing stability for vulnerable residents. 

Standardizing tenant notices to ensure they are trauma-informed and infuse anti-racist values that center the experience of people experiencing housing insecurity;

Thinking creatively about affirmatively furthering fair housing through waitlists, preferences, and other resource allocations;

Advising on and strengthening tenant protections and policies in the areas of source of income discrimination, fair housing, reasonable accommodations, language access, formation of tenant associations, and debt collection.

Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+ people, and women are strongly encouraged to apply. We are most interested in finding the best candidate that aligns with our organization, and that ideal candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We encourage you to apply even if you do not believe you meet every one of our described qualifications.


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:
To protect the health of the community and employees, effective November 19, 2021, Home Forward requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious exemption as a qualification of employment.   

This position will close on Monday, March 20, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.  This is a remote position that may include court appearances depending on agency need.

Compensation starts at $88,218.00 annually, and in addition to Home Forward's wonderful and competitive benefits (please see the benefits tab for full details), we will cover various position related costs, including:

Bar admission fees

Continuing Legal Education requirements

Professional Liability Fund coverage, as needed

This is a great opportunity to make an impact in your community, and establish a great career with an organization that cares about its employees.  


Apply today! 

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Date Posted: 
Friday, March 10, 2023
Application Deadline: 
Monday, March 20, 2023
Posting Expiration Date: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2023
Job Location Details: 
Portland, Oregon, USA

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