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Virginia Housing Alliance - GWRC Affordable Housing VISTA
Virginia Housing Alliance’s (VHA) AmeriCorps VISTA project is a statewide intermediary project with 17 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 The George Washington Regional Commission (GWRC) located in Fredericksburg, VA. GWRC serves as the Lead Agency of the Fredericksburg Regional Continuum of Care (CoC). GWRC is responsible for encouraging and facilitating local government cooperation in addressing, on a regional basis, problems of greater than local significance, and provides a broad array of planning and support services for the benefit of the nearly 400,000 residents. In 2020, the George Washington Regional Commission partnered with Housing Virginia to complete a Housing Affordability Study and action Plan, which found that one in two renters in the region are cost-burdened, meaning that they spend over 30% of their gross household income on housing costs. GWRC is looking for a detail oriented individual to serve as the Affordable Housing Liaison VISTA to help develop a regional affordable housing planning program. The VISTA will formalize a regional affordable housing approach by hosting stakeholder engagement sessions, developing regional affordable housing action items, and preparing the region for securing the resources necessary to add additional units to the region’s currently limited affordable housing stock.
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Member Duties : The VISTA member will act as a liaison between the Commission, the localities, and community partners to improve consensus and collaboration around affordable housing efforts while evaluating current affordable housing efforts and determining areas for improvement. The VISTA will identify funding opportunities such as the Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), Low-Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC), and partnerships with for-profit housing development entities and engage stakeholders to locate key partners needed to push forward affordable housing projects. They will develop measurable outcomes for tracking the region’s affordable housing efforts, compile housing reports for funders and localities, and gather and analyze data from tracking tools to help inform decision making regarding future efforts and programmatic improvements.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Housing ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  General Skills ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Social Services ,  Urban Planning . 
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Virginia Housing Alliance - GWRC Affordable Housing VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/15/2022  -   08/14/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Associates degree (AA)

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VIRGINIA  

Accepting Applications
From  04/06/2022  To  07/18/2022 

Contact Hannah Moore
205 N Robinson St
Richmond   VA   23220

Listing ID 95295