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Emily Near

Case Manager

Emily Near is a Case Manager in the Housing Law Unit. In this role, she assists clients in finding and securing affordable housing and getting connected with community resources in order to attain housing stability.

Prior to joining Legal Aid in November 2019, Emily worked as an Eligibility Specialist in the Emergency Rental Assistance Program at Housing Counseling Services in the District of Columbia. In this role, she processed applications for financial assistance for DC residents facing eviction or struggling with homelessness. While at Housing Counseling Services, she also worked with the Metropolitan Housing Access Program helping to connect individuals with HIV with community resources.

Emily graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 2015 with her B.A. in Feminist Studies. She received High Honors in her major.

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EDUCATION

B.A., University of California, Santa Cruz

CONTACT

Email: enear@legalaiddc.org
Phone: (202) 661-5697
Fax: (202) 727-2132