Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Great NYC fellowship opportunity for law grads and future housers

The NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development and the NYC Housing Development Corporation are offering a two-year fellowship for graduating law students to begin in Fall, 2013.  The program description sounds like an amazing opportunity for someone interested in land use issues, and housing in particular.  For "housers" in the making, here is the program description:

The HPD-HDC Housing Fellowship is a two-year program, and individuals who are selected to join the program make a two year commitment.  Each class of Fellows is chosen following a national search.  Fells must be recent graduates of schools of public policy, urban studies, planning, management, law or a related field.  In the first year, Housing Fellows rotate through three four-month placements, learning firsthand about HPD's efforts to revitalize New York City's neighborhoods through financing, including tax-exempt and taxable bonds; new construction; rehabilitation; code enforcement; housing litigation; outreach and loans to private owners.  In the second year, Fellows expand their time in a specific program area to encourage further growth by choosing two half-year or one full-year placement.  In addition to their work experiences, Fellows participate in site visits to developments across the City; meet with housing leaders in government, business, nonprofit organizations and academia; accompany HPD housing inspectors investigating complaints in the field; and participate in conferences, among other activities.  At the end of the two year period, Fellows either secure positions within HPD or HDC or move on to continue working in the field at other agencies or organizations.  Please note that neight HPD nor HDC can promise permanent employement at the end of the program.

This blog site does not permit attachments, but I have attached the application to my other blog site here.  Applications are due March 1, 2013.  I see a future Catherine Bauer Wurster being made on the banks of the Hudson through this program!  Encourage students to apply!

Stephen R. Miller


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