Bob Hammond is a staff attorney in the housing unit at Legal Services NYC—Bronx. Prior to joining LSNYC, Bob was a staff attorney / University of Chicago Postgraduate Law Fellow in the Housing Justice Unit at the Shriver Center. His work focused on preserving Chicago’s public housing and combating the displacement of low-income residents. Bob graduated from Wesleyan University and received his law degree from the University of Chicago Law School, where he won the John M. Olin Prize for the outstanding graduating student in law and economics.
Jay Ackley is a Grants and Contracts Management Specialist at Legal Services NYC, fulfilling reporting requirements for LSNYC’s Foreclosure Prevention Units and select Citywide grants. Jay has leveraged his close work with LSNYC’s databases to develop mapping and analysis capabilities and uses data visualization strategies to support deployment of services to low-income communities. Prior to LSNYC, Jay worked at Community Environmental Center as a policy analyst and grants administrator supporting efforts to deliver sustainable energy affordability to low-income communities in Brooklyn and Queens. Jay received a Master's in Urban Policy Analysis and Management from The New School in 2010.