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VHA - SCDHC Emporia Pathways 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 Southside Community Development & Housing Corporation (SCDHC) located in Richmond, VA. SCDHC creates viable, thriving, and sustainable communities while providing residential and commercial development, homeownership education, financial counseling, employment services, and supportive programs to predominantly low-income Black and Latinx families. As the oldest historically Black-led, affordable housing non-profit in Central VA, SCHDC has had significant success in advancing Black homeownership and rebuilding disinvested neighborhoods including the development of 750+ units of affordable homeownership and rental housing for low-income families and seniors. However, considerable investment is needed to provide safeguards against displacement in Richmond’s rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods and, as a response, SCHDC plans to grow its capacity as a nonprofit housing developer of affordable single- and multi-family units. SCHDC is looking for a detail-oriented individual to serve as the Emporia Pathways VISTA to address the needs of Emporia residents by assisting SCDHC with the development of new affordable housing, the implementation of a supportive Financial Opportunity Center services, and HUD-approved Housing Counseling. This position is part of SCDHC’s Emporia Pathways program, which is a new initiative to expand our housing development and supportive services to Emporia.
 
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.




Member Duties : The VISTA will identify resources related to affordable housing development funds, including grants, strengthen tracking tools for funding opportunities and deadlines to improve efficiency, and collaborate with the Fund Development Officer on funding applications that will support existing development projects and expand SCDHC’s single and multi-family development capacity. The VISTA will expand resident services by enhancing community outreach and data collection strategies at SCDHC’s properties to assess the effectiveness of current programs. In addition, they will coordinate resident services based on the stated needs of residents, available SCDHC and partner resources, and funding availability. The VISTA will also identify technical assistance training to improve SCDHC’s understanding of affordable housing development best practices, opportunities to leverage funds, and the requirements for becoming a Certified Organization for Resident Engagement & Services (CORES).
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Permits Teleservice ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/vista/benefits.
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Homelessness ,  Housing ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Computers/Technology ,  Urban Planning ,  Community Organization ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
VHA - SCDHC Emporia Pathways 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
9102582420
Hmoore@vahousingalliance.org
www.vahousingalliance.org

Listing ID 95312


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