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2021-2022 Fair Housing Development VISTA
 
 
 
HOPE Fair Housing Center works to create greater housing opportunities for all and ensure that everyone has the chance to live in the home of their choice free from discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, familial status, or any other characteristics protected under state or local laws. We have determined that there is a need for a more prominent presence of Fair Housing education, outreach, and services in Southern Illinois. We need assistance in the expansion of another branch of our organization specifically focused on underserved communities in the Southern portion of the state. This Member will build on the previous research and implement outreach strategies to extend to low and mixed-income communities, so all residents have an equal opportunity to find and obtain safe, affordable housing. The Member will continue the development of sustainable, efficient processes to stay connected to and build relationships with residents and organizations in downstate Illinois communities. A great emphasis will also be placed on fundraising efforts and the Member will be required to research and obtain funding in the form of community specific grants, foundational grants, and monetary donations. Candidates must have strong networking, relationship building, writing, researching, and comprehension skills for this position. Experience with grant writing is strongly suggested for this position. This position is a part of the Housing Action AmeriCorps Network, which is an AmeriCorps VISTA program managed by Housing Action Illinois. As such, this position will receive customized training, support, guidance, and networking opportunities, in addition to the traditional opportunities for AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Learn more about the program at Housing Action’s website.
 
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Member Duties : Overarching Duties 1. Continue to build on the previous VISTA’s research on individual communities in downstate Illinois with a more intense focus on obtaining sustainable funding sources in the form of grants and/or fundraising campaigns. 2. Determine viability, necessity, and placement of a satellite office for HOPE in downstate Illinois. Education and Outreach Deliverables 1. Work with the Director of Outreach to organize and create new fair housing related resources to be used regularly by HOPE. Materials from this collaboration will be used on an ongoing basis. 2. Organize at least one fair housing educational training with members of the targeted community per quarter.
 
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Housing . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Computers/Technology ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2021-2022 Fair Housing Development VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/16/2021  -   08/15/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/21/2021  To  08/16/2021 

Contact AmeriCorps Leader
202 W Willow Ave, Suite 203
Wheaton   IL   60187
630-690-6500
vista@housingactionil.org

Listing ID 102956


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