Adam Jacobs

Project Coordinator
Phone:
(202) 386-6682
Fax:
(202) 727-2132
Adam Jacobs
Education

B.A., University of Michigan

Adam Jacobs is the Project Coordinator for the Housing Law Unit. He helps manage Legal Aid’s housing-related projects, including the Landlord Tenant Court-Based Legal Services Project and the Housing Right to Counsel Project. He facilitates coordination and collaboration among partner organizations and pro bono participants in an effort to increase tenants’ access to counsel, prevent unnecessary evictions, and preserve affordable housing. In addition, he provides general support to the Housing Law Unit and helps develop training curricula for housing law practitioners.

From 2016 to 2019, Adam worked in Legal Aid’s Development Department as the Development Associate.

Adam graduated from the University of Michigan in May 2014 with a B.A. in Sociology and a minor in Community Action and Social Change (CASC). During college, Adam sat on the Board of Directors for the Inter-Cooperative Council, a student housing cooperative in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and also interned at Covenant House International with their Development Department.

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