- Lecturer in Law
Matthew Tropp is currently Director of Housing of the Housing Justice Unit – Tenant Defense in the Bronx Neighborhood Office of The Legal Aid Society. He oversees and manages a staff of over 75 people. He started at The Legal Aid Society as a Staff Attorney in the Bronx from September 2006 - May 2014. He served as Supervising Attorney in the Queens Neighborhood Office from June 2014-February 2015 and then returned to the Bronx Neighborhood Office as Supervising Attorney in February 2015-March 2019. He has been Director of Housing from April 2019 to the present. Matthew was also a member of The Legal Aid Society FHEPS team, which has brought affirmative litigation cases. He has also trained on many topics: including non-payment and holdover proceedings as well as public assistance and FHEPS matters. As a housing attorney, he represents tenants in Housing Court non-payment, holdover, and housing part (HP) proceedings as well as in Supreme Court and various administrative forums. Matthew is a graduate of New York Law School (J.D. 2006), where he was a member of the Law Review and the Justice Action Center. Before coming to New York, Matthew lived in Arizona. He did his undergraduate studies at the University of Arizona where he graduated with honors and obtained a B.S. in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting.