Community Legal Services, Inc. of Philadelphia (CLS) is a non-profit public interest agency providing free civil legal services to low-income Philadelphia residents.
CLS’s Housing Unit is seeking to hire a full-time Peer Tenant Advocate. The Peer Tenant Advocate’s primary responsibility will be to work collaboratively with legal teams representing tenants in the eviction process either pre-court, in Fair Housing, Municipal Court or the Court of Common Pleas. Teams are comprised of attorneys, social work staff, paralegals and peer advocates (tenants who have experienced the eviction process). In addition to providing our clients with high quality legal defense, objectives of the teams include improving safe, stable, affordable, and healthy housing for our clients. CLS staff are currently working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Office location for this position has not been determined. CLS highly values a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment where employees feel a sense of belonging. Individuals of all backgrounds and identities are strongly encouraged to apply. CLS will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position has been filled. However, candidates are highly encouraged to submit their application by February 15th. You can submit your short application via this Google Doc: Housing Peer Tenant Advocate . We may reach out to qualified candidates for more information about their application and/or to schedule interviews.