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*BMVP - Improving Housing Supports
The Yellowstone County Continuum of Care (CoC) is a coalition of over 30 local agencies united around the shared goal of making homelessness rare, brief, and non-recurring. Billings is the largest city in Montana and serves as a regional supportive service hub for the central and eastern half of the state. According to the 2022 “Point in Time-Data and Housing Inventory” nearly one in five of the identified homeless population in the state is living in Yellowstone County. From 2019 to 2022, the number of people served by the CoC’s Coordinated Entry System (CES) nearly doubled in Yellowstone County. The CoC is engaged with a pilot project within the Montana Healthcare Foundation’s Housing is Healthcare program to develop a Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) solution for Frequent Utilizers of System Engagement (FUSE). This population often has complex conditions ranging from chronic illness and physical disabilities to behavioral health and substance use challenges. As part of its Strategic Plan, the CoC and community partners have identified a need for investments in capital infrastructure. This project will help identify the most cost-effective way to meet the gaps to serve people and begin to outline a plan of action for establishing a new Permanent Supportive Housing project. Unhoused neighbors can address barriers that prevent them from obtaining housing, while maintaining shelter in the interim. It will help people more efficiently navigate the complex array of services and programs that are already established to serve them and help create a more equitable system where stable housing and supportive services are available for everyone. Housing is the first step on the road to overall stability. By connecting people to the physical infrastructure and supportive services to live as independently as possible, we help both the individual person and improve quality of life for the community as a whole.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Help ensure people are connected to resources that encourage independence, improve quality of life, and uplift the community with the Yellowstone Continuum of Care coalition! The overall goal of this project is to assist with the coalition’s strategic planning implementation. The project will better connect coalition members and community stakeholders, as well as connect people in need to housing programs and other necessary supports. The VISTA will help meet this objective by: assessing community need and provider capacities; increasing community awareness and engagement of coalition services; and developing the required materials including a community asset map and / or resource list.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Veterans ,  Tribal ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach ,  Health ,  Environment ,  Housing ,  Education ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Children/Youth ,  Hunger ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Leadership ,  General Skills ,  Communications . 
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*BMVP - Improving Housing Supports

Program Start/End Date
06/12/2023  -   08/20/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MONTANA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/28/2023  To  05/13/2023 

Contact Carly Collins
2825 3rd Ave N
Billings   MT   59101

Listing ID 117693


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