STACY TOWNSEND, ESQ.| STAFF ATTORNEY, HOUSING PROGRAM

Stacy is a staff attorney in CLSEPA’s housing program. Her work focuses on advocating for and empowering tenants in underserved communities and on anti-displacement efforts. Prior to joining us in 2019, Stacy was an Equal Justice Works fellow at Youth Law Center, where she worked with juvenile justice system-impacted young people to combat barriers to education equity in matters of school discipline, special education, reentry, school pushout, and access to higher education. Stacy earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School, graduating with the Highest Pro Bono Distinction. As a law student, she represented clients in housing, disability, and record clearance matters at the Stanford Community Law Clinic, represented youth in education-related matters and worked on education policy reform at the Youth and Education Law Project, interned at the nonprofit legal advocacy organization Public Justice, and served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Jon S. Tigar of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Stacy received her B.A. from the University of San Diego.