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2021-2022 Housing Counseling Capacity Builder
 
 
 
Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) is a HUD-Certified nonprofit organization that develops affordable housing and provides services that empower individuals and families to secure and retain quality housing. Prior to the pandemic, 51% of renters and 37% of homeowners in Lake County were already housing cost burdened. Now, an unprecedented number of tenants and homeowners are facing evictions and foreclosures and need help navigating the scary and confusing processes. The AmeriCorps member will play an integral role in building CPAH’s housing counseling capacity by (i) managing the implementation of a new online housing education platform, (ii) investigating, selecting, and implementing a new online housing counseling application system, and (iii) managing CPAH’s conversion to a new housing counseling client management system. The AmeriCorps member will also increase his or her affordable housing knowledge and skills and be prepared to pass the HUD Housing Counseling Certification exam at the end of their term. The ideal candidate will be passionate about social justice and affordable housing, have a long-term interest in housing counseling and affordable housing, and be technology-savvy to help launch new tools that will help CPAH be more efficient and impactful in the communities we serve. Ongoing employment as a HUD-certified Housing Counselor may also be a possibility at the end of the project. This Housing Counseling Capacity Builder will be hosted by Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) located in Libertyville. CPAH is a part of the Housing Action AmeriCorps Network, an AmeriCorps VISTA program managed by Housing Action Illinois since 2010. 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 on Housing Action’s website.
 
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Member Duties : The AmeriCorps member will be responsible for: (i) launching and marketing CPAH’s online housing education platform (eHomeAmerica) that will provide online, self-paced, and on-demand homebuyer education, foreclosure education, post purchase education, and money management training, (ii) investigating, selecting, and implementing a system that will allow CPAH clients to submit applications for assistance through a secure, online application portal, and (iii) converting CPAH’s Client Management System (CMS) from LaunchPad to CounselorMax. The AmeriCorps member will also work closely with CPAH’s HUD-Certified Housing Counselors to gain housing counseling experience and training that will prepare him/her to pass the HUD Housing Counseling Certification exam at the end of their term.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  $300 Monthly Housing Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Living Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Technology ,  Housing . 
 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Counseling ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2021-2022 Housing Counseling Capacity Builder

Program Start/End Date
12/06/2021  -   12/05/2022

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Accepting Applications
From  10/01/2021  To  12/31/2021 

Contact AmeriCorps Leader
800 S Milwaukee Ave
Libertyville   IL   60048
312-854-3372
vista@housingactionil.org
www.housingactionil.org

Listing ID 107425


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