Job Posting
Housing Attorney - T.E.N.


Beyond Legal Aid
17 N State Street
Ste 1380
Chicago, IL 60602
United States

Job Description

A Collaboration of Beyond Legal Aid & Tenant Education Network Beyond Legal Aid (“Beyond”) uses its model, "community activism lawyering," to unite lawyers and activists to collaboratively help underserved communities access justice and pursue social change. Through these partnerships, Beyond supports underserved communities create their own community-located, community-operated, and community-directed “activism-law programs”. Beyond’s network of programs provide free legal services to underserved community members and support our activist partners achieve broader social change. Through our work, Beyond also seeks to transform how the legal aid system operates. Beyond is looking for a staff attorney to work with the Tenant Education Network (TEN) with at least three years of civil litigation experience, preferably in housing law. Position will focus on working with subsidized housing residents, primarily in HUD’s Project Based Section 8 Program.


Candidates should have a genuine interest in community lawyering, connecting the law with grassroots activism, and being part of a new legal services model that shifts power into the hands of communities. Candidates must be comfortable working in, with, and—most importantly—under the direction of community leaders. They must also be prepared to handle multiple responsibilities at the same time and work some non-traditional hours—evenings and the occasional weekend day—in non-traditional, multiple locations; in exchange, they are afforded great flexibility in work schedule. Preference may be given to applicants who are fluent in Spanish, are from Beyond’s partner communities, or have experience working with community organizers.


Annual salary, $62000 - $79000

Position type


How to Apply

Beyond is an equal opportunity workplace and is committed to working closely and effectively with the communities that we serve. Individuals self-identifying as people of color, LGBTQI, immigrant, socio-economically diverse, persons with a disability, or as otherwise having backgrounds and experiences underrepresented in the legal profession are highly encouraged to apply. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, recent writing sample, and references to hiring Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Until filled