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VHA - HOPE Portfolio Support VISTA
Virginia Housing Alliance’s (VHA) AmeriCorps VISTA project is a statewide intermediary project with 18 Host Sites, all that either work to expand affordable housing opportunities and/or end homelessness throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. VHA’s VISTA project aims to develop viable communities by promoting integrated approaches that provide decent housing, suitable living environments, and expansive economic opportunities for low and moderate-income persons. This listing is to fill the Host Site opening at Helping Overcome Poverty’s Existence, Inc. (HOPE) located in Wytheville, VA. HOPE works to break generational poverty through enhanced food security and housing stability. Facing a dire housing shortage and increased need to house individuals experiencing homelessness throughout their region, HOPE is looking for a mission-driven individual comfortable with building and reading spreadsheets and analytical thinking to serve as the Multifamily Portfolio Support Specialist VISTA. The HOPE VISTA member will be critical in helping HOPE achieve their goal of doubling their multi-family housing portfolio while leading the effort to provide more workforce housing in response to 2,500 new jobs coming to Wythe County in 2022-23. The VISTA will support HOPE’s expanding housing portfolio into a possible acquisition of a motel that will act as a shelter with rapid re-housing units, implement new equitable systems and procedures that enhance homeless and rapid re-housing services, incorporate a review of social determinants of health, and research best practices and models for both housing and homeless services.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The HOPE VISTA will research and collaborate with other Continuum of Cares (CoCs), local governments, and the VA Dept. of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) to identify and implement best strategies and practices for motel acquisitions using HOME American Rescue Plan (ARP) funding. The VISTA will showcase and promote this motel-to-shelter model while collecting and aggregating critical housing and health data that supports funding proposals to expand HOPE’s housing portfolio. The VISTA will also work closely with the CoCs and it’s partners to cultivate relationships with area hospitals with the goal of implementing new client intake processes, integrating referrals into the HOPE’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS), and collecting housing data as it relates to social determinants of health. The VISTA will also evaluate HOPE programs with a racial equity lens and develop tenant surveys that gauge service delivery satisfaction and identify program gaps.
Program Benefits : Training ,  $300 monthly housing, teleservice ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Housing ,  Community and Economic Development . 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Health ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Non-Profit Management . 
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VHA - HOPE Portfolio Support VISTA

Program Start/End Date
12/04/2023  -   12/05/2024

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VIRGINIA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/06/2023  To  11/15/2023 

Contact Hannah Moore
205 N Robinson St
Richmond   VA   23220

Listing ID 111165


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