Natalie Minev is a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. She is part of LAFLA’s Housing and Communities Work Group, where she specializes in impact litigation and policy advocacy related to preserving the affordability of at-risk subsidized housing units in federal, state, and local affordable housing programs. Her areas of expertise are the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, project-based Section 8, HUD mortgage programs, and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit housing. She has advised many hundreds of low-income tenants across L.A. County on subsidized housing issues, and has represented clients in administrative hearings and affirmative litigation in both federal and state court in California based on violations of federal and state fair housing, civil rights, and tenants’ rights statutes. She also focuses on advocacy on behalf of Limited English Proficient tenants and victims of domestic violence covered by the Violence Against Women Act in subsidized housing.
Ms. Minev is a frequent speaker on affordable housing issues, including recent speaking engagements for Loyola Law School, the Los Angeles Law Library, Equal Justice Works, the National Alliance for HUD Tenants, the Southern California Association for Non-Profit Housing, and the National Housing Law Project. She is also the lead facilitator of the Los Angeles Preservation Work Group, a cross-sector work group with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that brings together government officials, tenant advocates, legal services providers, and affordable housing developers to coordinate efforts to preserve affordable housing in Los Angeles.
Ms. Minev is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and the University of California, Berkeley School of Law, where she was awarded the Dale Minami Public Interest Award.