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2021 Housing Counseling Summer Associate
Access Living’s mission is to ignite the power and pride of people with disabilities, provide critical services, and break down systemic barriers to create a more inclusive, and therefore much stronger, society. Our mission also includes helping people with disabilities get necessary services to lead the lives they want in the community. Finding suitable housing is a key aspect of that. We are seeking an Americorp Summer Associate/Housing Counselor Assistant to be responsible for helping to implement programs that achieve and advocate for consumers to find integrated housing options. The ideal candidate will have: Good computer, written, and oral communication skills are required; Analytical, problem solving, networking, and knowledge of skill-building techniques; Knowledge of disability civil rights laws and familiarity with the disability rights movement and/or independent living movement is preferred but not required This position is a part of the Housing Action AmeriCorps Network, an AmeriCorps VISTA program managed by Housing Action Illinois since 2010. As such, this position will receive customized training, support, guidance, and networking opportunities, in addition to the traditional opportunities for AmeriCorps positions. Learn more about the program on Housing Action’s website.
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Member Duties : With Housing Counselor, complete housing applications, housing workshops along with seeking accessible housing for Access Living consumers, create and implement a disability user friendly survey system such as survey monkey to give feedback on programs from consumers and create a pamphlet on housing discrimination for consumers seeking accessible housing. The associate will attend monthly two-hour housing workshops with housing counselor/supervisor, conducted via zoom and telephone. Create a one-page pamphlet focusing on how consumers recognize housing discrimination based on disability. Information will be garnered by: a. Contacting consumers via phone b. Researching the affordable, disability housing landscape in the city of Chicago and the lack of availability. Create a 10-question consumer survey regarding feedback to housing workshops and ease of housing applications.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Housing ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Social Services ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Team Work . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

2021 Housing Counseling Summer Associate

Program Start/End Date
06/07/2021  -   08/15/2021

Work Schedule Summer

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  03/21/2021  To  07/09/2021 

Contact AmeriCorps Leader
115 W Chicago Ave
Chicago   IL   60654
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 102189