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Housing Advocacy Project (HAP)

2014-2015 Board Members
Sean Jaime '16

Room: LL-101, PIRC Student Group Office  (Lower Level)
Telephone: 212.636.6952
Fax Number: 212.636.6952

The Housing Advocacy Project (HAP) is a student-run organization committed to providing assistance to low-income tenants in New York City. HAP collaborates with the Housing Conservation Coordinators (HCC), based in the Hell's Kitchen/Clinton neighborhood of Manhattan whose mission is to preserve and defend safe, decent and affordable housing.

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.