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VISTA Affordable Housing Preservation Project (VAHPP)
 
 
 
The VISTA project will seek to build the capacity of qualified nonprofit organizations that support tenants in privately-owned, HUD subsidized multifamily housing to form tenant associations to preserve and improve their homes as affordable housing. In its first year, the project expects to strengthen or form at least 60 tenant associations that meet HUD standards; to inform at least 6,000 low income tenants of their rights; and to commence the preservation or improvement of at least 6,000 at-risk apartments as decent, safe and affordable housing. 21 VISTA members placed at up to 13 host sites will contribute to the goals of the project by performing activities such as distributing information to tenants in their homes; helping tenants convene building-level meetings to identify concerns; and assisting tenants to meet with owners, HUD and others to save and improve 6,000 homes over the two year course of the project.
 
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Member Duties : As a VAHPP member you will gain a deep understanding of HUD-supported housing in your local community, inform tenants of their rights, and help organize and train effective tenant associations. Your work will be critical to preserving and improving quality affordable housing across the nation. You will forge and strengthen local partnerships to support tenants and help build strong and lasting tenant leadership and capacity. Your day to day work will consist of tenant outreach and training. VAHPP host sites are located in nine cities across the US and represent a wide array of geographies and locales.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  additonal benefits will vary w/host site ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Housing ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  General Skills ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Conflict Resolution . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
VISTA Affordable Housing Preservation Project (VAHPP)

Program Start/End Date
11/01/2020  -   11/06/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations OHIO ,  GEORGIA ,  NEW YORK ,  NEW JERSEY ,  MICHIGAN ,  WASHINGTON ,  CALIFORNIA ,  ILLINOIS ,  ARKANSAS   New York City (inc. Long Island CT NJ NY) ,  Detroit/Ann Arbor/Flint ,  Los Angeles/Orange County ,  Atlanta ,  Chicago ,  San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose  

Accepting Applications
From  08/13/2020  To  01/29/2021 

Contact Colton Powell
5404 Wurzbach Rd
San Antonio   TX   78238
2025560051
cpowell@nalcab.org
www.nalcab.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 98057


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