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NAHT Safe & Healthy Homes VISTA Project 
 
 
 
Are you committed to social change? Do you want to protect and preserve affordable housing? Do you want to develop your skills as a community organizer? Apply today to become an AmeriCorps VISTA Tenant Organizer with the National Alliance of HUD Tenant's Safe and Healthy Homes Project! NAHT, a tenant-led, membership coalition of tenant groups in privately-owned, federally assisted housing, is the only national tenants organization in the US. NAHT’s Safe & Healthy Homes VISTA project seeks to build the capacity of tenants in privately-owned, federally assisted multifamily housing across the country, to form tenant associations and work to preserve affordable housing, improve health and safety standards, recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and increase resident awareness of their rights and responsibilities. VISTAs will serve as tenant organizers at local tenants' rights non-profits across the country. These local non-profits will constitute the VISTA host sites. VISTAs will be supervised by experienced organizers, practice foundational tenant organizing skills, and cement their knowledge of federal and local housing policy. VISTAs will perform activities such as: -researching subsidized housing at risk of converting to market rate; -door-knocking and distributing information to tenants; -supporting tenant leaders in convening building-level meetings to identify issues and form tenant associations; -assisting tenants in meeting with owners, HUD and other city/state housing agencies Host sites currently recruiting VISTAs include: -NYS Tenants and Neighbors (NYC) -Mass Alliance of HUD Tenants (Boston) -Mass Union of Public Housing Tenants (Boston) -Metropolitan Tenants Organization, (Chicago) -Greater Syracuse Tenants Network (Syracuse, NY) -Arkansas Community Institute (Little Rock, AR) -Durham CAN (Durham, NC)
 
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Member Duties : As a NAHT VISTA member you will gain a deep understanding of federally-supported housing in your local community, inform tenants of their rights, and help organize effective tenant associations. Your work will be critical to preserving and improving quality affordable housing across the nation. You will forge and strengthen local partnerships to support tenants and help build strong and lasting tenant leadership and capacity. Your day to day work will consist of tenant outreach and training. NAHT host sites are located in nine cities across the US and represent a wide array of geographies and locales.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Public Speaking ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Community Organization ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
NAHT Safe & Healthy Homes VISTA Project 

Program Start/End Date
11/08/2021  -   11/08/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS ,  ARKANSAS ,  NEW JERSEY ,  MASSACHUSETTS ,  NORTH CAROLINA ,  ILLINOIS ,  NEW YORK ,  NEW HAMPSHIRE ,  CALIFORNIA   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY) ,  Chicago ,  Los Angeles/Orange County ,  Boston  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  08/06/2021  To  12/31/2021 

Contact Michael Kane
42 Seaverns Ave
Jamaica Plain   MA   02130
781-844-7431
naht@saveourhomes.org
saveourhomes.org

Listing ID 105004


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