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VISTA CHWC Sustainable Housing Engagement Plan
Wyandotte County is home to many families for whom high-quality housing is often out of reach. While CHWC has worked in the community for over 20 years to build over 500 high-quality affordable homes and empower over 400 families to achieve homeownership, the COVID-19 pandemic has reduced or destabilized household incomes for many of our families, placing a threat on their ability to remain safely and stably housed. CHWC's homeownership initiatives serves residents of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, KS, which is home to 165,429 people. The county is one of the highest-poverty counties in the state, with a poverty rate of 20%. (County census data, 2019). 91% of the customers served through CHWC’s homeownership programs are at 80% Area Median Income (AMI) and below, and nearly 50% are at 30% AMI or below (HUD 9902 report, Oct – Dec 2020). By owning or renting a high-quality home, our families have secured a key component of long-term financial stability and provided themselves with a foundation to continue building generational wealth. Through this VISTA project, CHWC seeks to support the financial stability and growth of low-income families by ensuring that they remain safely and stably housed as the community recovers from the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. CHWC will provide $500 per month housing allowance in one of CHWC's rental units. In the case that a CHWC unit is unavailable, CHWC will pay a cash housing stipend directly to the landlord.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The Sustainable Housing Engagement Coordinator is responsible to create the CHWC Sustainable Housing Engagement plan. CHWC proposes the implementation of a replicable, ongoing system to track and ensure over time the housing stability and financial stability of CHWC renters and homeowners. Such a system will serve at least two key purposes: It will help CHWC to identify households in need of support before they encounter severe financial problems, and it will allow CHWC to continuously address gaps in effectiveness or needs not being addressed by our current programs. Duties may include, but are not limited to: 1. Define Engagement plan outline 2. Create engagement plan 3. Engage and prepare stakeholders 4. Execute outreach/partnerships 5. Evaluate effectiveness of the engagement plan and adjust as needed.
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Housing ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Business/Entrepreneur ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Urban Planning ,  Counseling ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

VISTA CHWC Sustainable Housing Engagement Plan

Program Start/End Date
10/25/2021  -   10/24/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations KANSAS  

Burmese and Nepalese dialects

Accepting Applications
From  06/09/2021  To  10/06/2021 

Contact Nathalie Martinez-Vowels
2 S 14th St
Kansas City   KS   66102

Listing ID 104779