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Staff Attorney Position at the Homeless Action Center in Oakland, CA

Homeless Action Center (HAC) is a community-based legal services program founded in 1990
to provide legal services to homeless people in Alameda County. Over time, HAC’s specialty
became public benefits advocacy, with a focus on Social Security disability benefits. The
process of qualifying for disability benefits can be lengthy and difficult. Employing an
empathetic, culturally humble client-centered focus and harm reduction principles, Staff
Attorneys work closely with other legal services programs and social services programs to assist
clients in meeting their emergency and longer-term needs during this process. HAC represents
over 2,000 clients at a time. Please refer to
The Staff Attorneys will primarily represent clients in applications and appeals for SSI/Social
Security Disability benefits, and/or CAPI benefits.

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of three references IN ONE PDF DOCUMENT to
[email protected]. As part of your cover letter, please address the
following question:

In order to best serve our clients and our community, HAC is committed to creating an equitable
and inclusive workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. How has your
personal background or experience, professional or otherwise, prepared you to contribute to
social justice, racial equity, and diversity among our staff?

HAC is committed to equity in hiring. We encourage people of color, women, people with
disabilities, older people, LGBTQIA people, and members of other historically oppressed
groups to apply. It is HAC’s policy to prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type
and to afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard
to race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender
identity/expression, pregnancy, medical condition or genetic information, veteran status,
national origin, disability, marital, or other protected status. HAC will conform to the
spirit, as well as the letter, of all applicable laws and regulations.

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