Housing Court Answers is a nonprofit organization committed to fighting for the rights of unrepresented litigants in Housing Court. Housing Court Answers provides information on landlord/tenant issues at information tables in NYC’s five Housing Courts, through a hotline, and for NYCHA tenants at 250 Broadway. HCA also works on policy issues surrounding Housing Court. For more information on our organization, visit our website.
Borough Assistant will work at our Queens Information table providing assistance to unrepresented people in eviction cases. The Borough Assistant will work with the Queens team to provide legal information, referrals and assistance at our site in the Queens Housing Court at 89-17 Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica. Work also includes helping coordinate meetings, workshops and events, monitoring the Housing Courts to identify problems experienced by unrepresented litigants, and helping with telephone hotline. Hours are Monday to Friday, 9am to 1pm or 2pm and occasional afternoons ‐ must work 23 hours per week – some flexibility in hours/days. Job location is primarily in Queens, but requires occasional work in other Housing Courts and in our office in Lower Manhattan.
- Must be able to communicate in Spanish
- Ability to work with the public in a stressful and chaotic setting
- Strong communication skills and the ability to communicate across lines of difference (including race, class, and ability)
- Strong ability to work collaboratively, must be a team player!
- Commitment to social justice
- Experience with
- landlord/tenant court
- tenants’ rights
- public benefits
- NYCHA rules and procedures
- community outreach skills
Salary and Benefits
23 hours per week with an annual salary of $25,307. Health insurance for employee, paid sick and vacation leave, and paid holidays. Salary and benefits are negotiated through collective bargaining.
Please send resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org with Queens Borough Assistant in the subject.