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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 : Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Community Organization ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
NAHT Safe & Healthy Homes VISTA Project 

Program Start/End Date
04/11/2022  -   04/10/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

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

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/10/2022  To  08/15/2022 

Contact Geraldine Collins
595 Columbus Ave
New York   NY   10024
561-425-6723
nahtinterimed3@gmail.com

Listing ID 105004


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