Claribel Morales is a staff attorney in the Housing Justice practice area. A native of Trenton, New Jersey, Claribel earned her degree in Criminal Justice in 2008 and Master’s Degree in Public Administration in 2014 from John Jay College of Criminal Justice and is a graduate of Western New England University School of Law, in 2019. Before her time at TakeRoot Claribel was an AmeriCorps Legal Advocate serving at Community Legal Aid(CLA) in Springfield, MA. While at the organization she assisted individual’s in the Civil Legal Aid For Victims of Crime(CLAVC) and Housing Unit. Further, Claribel was a recipient of the Bart Gordon Fellowship awarded by the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC). During her fellowship she assisted tenants facing homelessness or denied the housing of their choice for discriminatory reasons.