Employment Opportunities 

Apply your unique talents and professional expertise toward sustaining the mission of the Connecticut Fair Housing Center.  If interested in an open position, please follow the instructions in the posting to submit application materials for consideration.

Current Staff Openings:

  • Staff Attorney – Eviction Defense 
  • Community Education Specialist & Tenant Organizer 
  • Legal Fellowship 
  • Legal Internship / Externship Program 

Staff Attorney – Eviction Defense & Tenant Organizing

Position Details:

Connecticut Fair Housing Center seeks an attorney with experience defending tenants in summary process cases who is interested in working with tenants as they organize to prevent displacement. Even before COVID-19, nearly 20,000 evictions a year were filed in Connecticut, a substantial majority of which were for non-payment of rent. This year, because of a global pandemic, we will likely see eviction numbers twice or three times as high. The Center seeks an individual with a commitment to civil rights work relating to race and housing justice. This will include assisting tenants who are organizing to prevent displacement as well representing tenants denied access to the State’s rental relief program and/or have been served with summary process complaints.

Please follow this link or see embedded PDF below for the specific responsibilities, qualification requirements, and details on how to apply. 

Application Deadline:  August 20, 2020

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Community Education Specialist & Tenant Organizer 

Position Details:

The Connecticut Fair Housing Center seeks an individual to conduct community education and assist with tenant organizing. Even before COVID-19, nearly 20,000 evictions a year were filed in Connecticut, a substantial majority of which were for non-payment of rent. This year, because of a global pandemic, we will likely see eviction numbers twice or three times as high. The Center seeks an individual with a commitment to civil rights work relating to race and housing justice provide community education and assistance to tenants who are organizing to prevent displacement.

Please follow this link or see embedded PDF below for the specific responsibilities, qualification requirements, and details on how to apply. 

Application Deadline:  August 20, 2020

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Legal Fellowship

The Connecticut Fair Housing Center seeks candidates to apply for a fellowship, such as school-funded, Equal Justice Works, Skadden, or CBF Singer Fellowships. The project must be focused on assisting underrepresented populations with respect to housing such as, but not limited to, eviction, fair housing, fair lending, or foreclosure issues. Please begin the process by submitting a letter of interest, resume, and brief description of your proposal to Pamela Heller via electronic mail: pheller@ctfairhousing.org

Candidates should be a graduate or expected graduate of an accredited law school. Fellowships generally are restricted to applicants who have never worked full-time in the nonprofit sector. Applications are due in Fall 2020 for fellowships beginning in Fall 2021.

Application Deadline:  Ongoing 

Legal Internship / Externship Program 

The Connecticut Fair Housing Center offers students the opportunity to gain experience working on litigation and policy research at a non-profit law firm dedicated to ensuring equal access to housing opportunities.  The Center maintains an active litigation caseload of trial-level, appeal, and administrative cases at both the state and federal level. Interested law students should apply. Details provided here.

The Connecticut Fair Housing Center is an equal opportunity employer. 

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