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Our fellowships and clerkships are the primary ways we bring young attorneys into our organization. NHLP has hosted nearly 100 law school students and two legal fellows. The Sylvia M. Brennan Fellowship helps pay stipends to our clerks and interns, making our program available to students who otherwise could not afford a summer of volunteering. This summer we are also working on bringing on a full-time fellow through the David B. Bryson Fellowship.

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We established the David B. Bryson and the Sylvia M. Brennan Memorial Funds in 2006 to honor two former colleagues who were highly respected and well-loved by NHLP staff and fellow advocates in the Housing Justice Network and beyond. Over the last few years, NHLP’s federal policy work has grown exponentially.

Housing justice has never seemed so important or so imperiled. The pandemic has laid bare the lack of a safety net around housing security and around many of the issues facing Americans in poverty. NHLP has been very effective over the last year, but the work and the potential for lasting change continues to grow. A new presidential administration focused on housing and racial justice, greater understanding of the impacts of eviction, and growth of the federal housing programs, creates both risk and possibility.

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NHLP welcomes multi-year pledges of support. If you have any questions regarding the funds, pledges or would like to discuss any other giving options including planned gifts, bequests, gifts of stock or equities, please contact: Susan Stern (, phone: 415-432-5710.