Housing Advocacy Project (HAP)
2013-2014 Board Members
Colin Casey '14
Caroline Friedman '14
Room: Room 08, PIRC Office (Lower Level)
Through our work with HCC we have developed some great opportunities for Fordham students to make a difference by providing meaningful assistance to tenants. The volunteer work will also help you develop practical skills.
Opportunities with HAP:
Research and writing : Fordham students assist the attorneys and community organizers at the HCC by researching and writing about legal issues related to ongoing cases; by participating in the intake process, and by assisting with tenant and community organizing.
Client representation: Students are trained to represent HCC clients facing eviction in administrative hearings before the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) or the city’s Department of Housing Preservation & Development (HPD). A 15-hour commitment is required for this project.
Revolving loan fund: HAP has developed a revolving loan fund that is available to HCC clients who need limited funds to avoid eviction.
Educational & Community Panels: HAP organizes panel discussions around issues of housing, local development and eminent domain.
For more details visit the group's bulletin board located to the right of the PIRC office.