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National Housing Law Project

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National Housing Law Project

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Bridgett A. Simmons is a passionate housing advocate who so happens to be an attorney. Although she calls the District of Columbia home, Bridgett is proud Texan. Bridgett’s work focuses on the preservation of privately-owned federally subsidized housing, smoke-free policies, housing opportunities for those reentering communities, and voucher use.

Bridgett is a 2017 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center (GULC) and a 2011 graduate of Florida A&M University (FAMU). At GULC, Bridgett participated in the Harrison Institute’s Affordable Housing Transactions clinic. As a student attorney, Bridgett assisted District residents in operating a multi-family housing property purchased via the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act. Bridgett also served as a student teacher in the Street Law: High School clinic and as a Law Clerk for Community Law Center (CLC) in Baltimore, Maryland. While at CLC, Bridgett’s work focused on vacant, nuisance properties and organizational development. As a student at FAMU, Bridgett actively participated in campaigns aimed at increasing student political participation.