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VHA - LBC Land Trust Communications Strategist 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 for an emerging CLT called Lighthouse Beloved Community located in Lynchburg, VA. The FARRR Foundation, Inc., affectionately known as "The Lighthouse" was established in 2004 by a first-generation Asian-American. At the core of this work is the evidence-based wraparound approach to demonstrate that within the concept of a trauma-resilient community healing occurs. Many of the families that receive services at The Lighthouse live in the formerly red-lined 24501 zip-code. Individuals are medically marginalized and trapped living in unsafe, decaying homes built in the 1930's era. Over the past three years, 90 acres of land has been acquired in this district and the land is deeded into a Community Land Trust (CLT). Lighthouse Beloved Community Land Trust (LBC CLT) will offer affordable ownership of new sustainable, net-zero housing. No other program exists in the City of Lynchburg that preserves the affordability of home ownership and promotes the wraparound reach that The Lighthouse delivers. FARRR Lighthouse is looking for a detail-oriented individual to serve as the Lighthouse Beloved Community CLT Communications Strategist VISTA with the goal of increasing the awareness of the newly established CLT by developing outreach campaigns, creating surveys to involve the community in decision making processes, and expanding capacity by implementing more efficient systems and procedures.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will increase awareness about Community Land Trusts by developing targeted outreach campaigns, designing marketing materials, creating CLT standard operating procedures, and utilizing homebuyer interviews to tell the Lighthouse Beloved Community’s story. The VISTA member will also design surveys and needs assessments intended to incorporate the voices of community members into the CLT decision making process. They will use this data to help identify service gaps, new funding streams, and develop presentations for conferences, community meetings, and other exhibition events. They will also create CLT training curricula to teach partners, real estate agents, community members, and others on the value of CLTs and how they can help expand affordable housing in the area.
Program Benefits : housing & travel stipend, teleservice ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Housing ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Urban Planning ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization . 
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VHA - LBC Land Trust Communications Strategist VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/14/2023  -   08/13/2024

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  07/20/2023 

Contact Hannah Moore
205 N Robinson St
Richmond   VA   23220

Listing ID 117696