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VYT-VT Affordable Housing Coalition
The Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition ( is a statewide membership organization dedicated to ensuring that all Vermonters have decent, safe and affordable housing, particularly the states low and moderate-income residents and people with special needs. The Coalitions 80-plus members represent most Vermont non-profit affordable housing developers, community land trusts, housing and homeless advocacy groups, public housing authorities, funders, state agencies, and other organizations and individuals with an interest in affordable housing. Together, members of VAHC provide housing and services to tens of thousands of Vermonters. The VAHC mission is to: --Ensure that all Vermonters, particularly low and moderate income persons, people with disabilities, homeless people, elders, families with children and others, have safe, adequate, physically accessible and affordable housing; --Encourage resident participation and control in their housing; --Advocate for the preservation of existing housing, protection of renters, and the development of new, perpetually affordable low and moderate income housing; --Promote the recognition of housing as a basic right for all Vermonters through education of the public and elected officials; and --Act as a catalyst in the exploration and development of innovative means to preserve and increase affordable housing stock in VT. The Coalition pursues its mission through 5 major activities: 1] Education and advocacy with local, state and federal officials 2] Outreach and coalition-building among broad interests in the field 3] Training and workshops for housing professionals 4] Community education and public relations 5] Research on affordable housing issues and by serving as an information clearinghouse
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Member Duties : The VISTA will help start an exciting new resident organizing initiative. In response to a growing need for resident engagement and organizing in affordable housing properties, VAHC is working on a new project to organize and build leadership among residents living in subsidized housing that is at risk of losing its affordability and will undergo significant changes in ownership and building rehabilitation. The VISTA will-- --Help organize & support resident associations --Provide logistic & communication support (plan resident meetings, create fliers, mailings, etc.) --Create resources for resident leaders & organizers --Fundraise for short- & long-term project needs --Strengthen the existing network of organizers & resident leaders and staff a project advisory committee --Identify & promote leadership development opportunities for residents --Maintain detailed documentation of project activities & outcomes --Provide outreach to the media & broader community
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time . 
Service Areas :
Housing . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Youth Development ,  Communications ,  Recruitment ,  Car needed. 3 References ,  Computers/Technology ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Conflict Resolution . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

VYT-VT Affordable Housing Coalition

Program Start/End Date
08/01/2011  -   08/11/2012

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VERMONT  

Accepting Applications
From  05/17/2011  To  06/27/2011 

Contact Lauren Pyatt
P.O. Box 627
Montpelier   VT   05601

Listing ID 41087