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NAHT Safe & Healthy Homes VISTA Project 
 
 
 
The National Alliance of HUD Tenants (NAHT) a tenant-led, membership coalition of tenant groups in privately-owned, federally assisted housing. NAHT is the only national tenants organization in the US. NAHT’s Safe & Healthy Homes VISTA project will seek to build the capacity of tenants in privately-owned, federally assisted multifamily housing to form tenant associations to preserve and improve affordable housing, improve health and safety outcomes in their communities, and increase resident awareness of their rights and responsibilities, including recovery from COVID-19. In its first year, the project expects to strengthen or form at least 45 tenant associations that meet HUD standards; to inform at least 4,500 low income tenants of their rights; and to commence the preservation or improvement of at least 4,500 at-risk apartments as decent, safe and affordable housing. 15 VISTA members placed at up to 12 host sites will perform activities such as doorknocking and distributing information to tenants in their homes; helping tenants convene building-level meetings to identify concerns; and assisting tenants to meet with owners, HUD and others to save and improve 4,500 homes per year over the five year course of the project. Project sites currently recruiting for an August 2 start date are located in: Boston, MA; New York City; Chicago; Syracuse, NY; Newark, NJ; Nashua, New Hampshire; Little Rock, AR; and Long Beach, CA
 
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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 ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
None
 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
 
Skills :
Conflict Resolution ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Team Work ,  Communications ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
NAHT Safe & Healthy Homes VISTA Project 

Program Start/End Date
09/01/2021  -   08/27/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

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

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  08/06/2021  To  10/31/2021 

Contact Michael Kane
42 Seaverns Ave
Jamaica Plain   MA   02130
781-844-7431

Listing ID 105004


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