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2022-2023 Fair Housing Enforcement VISTA
This VISTA will be hosted by HOPE Fair Housing Center located in Wheaton, IL. HOPE Fair Housing Center 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. This position can start on November 7, December 5, and January 17. HOPE Fair Housing Center is the oldest and largest fair housing center in the state of Illinois. Founded in 1968, HOPE works to create housing opportunities for all and end housing discrimination. HOPE accomplishes this goal through education, outreach, enforcement, training, and advocacy. The VISTA member will work directly with HOPE’s enforcement team to review and analyze internal and external housing data and develop processes and a toolkit to strategically approach the fair housing issues impacting our service area and state, as well as more efficiently implement advocacy and litigation strategies to create housing opportunities. The VISTA member will help us determine what data sets and mapping programs are the best fits for the type of enforcement work we want to do and/or highlight visually. They will make recommendations for funding and sustaining the organization’s data/mapping needs. The Vista member will streamline our volunteer recruitment and training process to allow us to diversify and maintain a substantial fair housing tester pool. This VISTA will collaborate closest with their supervisor, HOPE’s Director of Enforcement, and occasionally interact with other staff members. The ideal candidate is organized, strategic, and communicative, and has a genuine passion for civil rights and housing justice, along with an interest in learning about fair housing. Experience with Excel, GIS, Mapping, and data analysis is strongly preferred.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will work with HOPE’s Enforcement Team to expand and develop a solid volunteer base and action plan for systemic investigations. This involves identifying municipalities where further investigation would be most effective, developing tool kits that can be easily implemented for each investigation, and fostering a diverse pool of volunteer testers to deploy during investigations. Additionally, the Enforcement VISTA will work collaboratively with the Director of Enforcement to assess HOPE’s current systemic investigations strategic plan. The work done by the Enforcement VISTA will support the continued efforts of HOPE staff in assisting clients and enforcing the Fair Housing Act throughout HOPE’s service area. Moreover, the VISTA will work collaboratively with HOPE’s Enforcement Team to develop a clear strategy for future systemic investigations initiated by current or future staff.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  $150 Month Supplemental Benefit ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Ex-Offender Reentry ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Education ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Writing/Editing ,  Social Services ,  Recruitment . 
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2022-2023 Fair Housing Enforcement VISTA

Program Start/End Date
12/05/2022  -   12/04/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  


Accepting Applications
From  10/03/2022  To  12/02/2022 

Contact Jeremy Cowart
202 W Willow Ave
Wheaton   IL   60187

Listing ID 110429