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5th Ward CRC Affordable Housing Research VISTA OneStar
 
 
 
Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation (CRC) is seeking a thoughtful and creative community outreach and research VISTA who will support two exciting projects in the historic 5th Ward neighborhood. Fifth Ward CRC has been working in 5th Ward for 31 years to build affordable housing, increase family wealth, increase economic development, and offer quality amenities like arts and culture venues and parks. As a VISTA, you'll help design and finalize the renovations of row houses and a small office building to help make sure there is quality, affordable housing, artist workspace and office space available for community members. You'll work with a great team of professionals with diverse experience from finance to financial counseling to disaster recovery -- who are all also very passionate about community-driven development. You will also get to know 5th Ward community members and learn about how to help low- and moderate-income families thrive.
 
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Member Duties : The Affordable Housing Research and Outreach VISTA will research real estate renovation & preservation project for a set of 20 row houses that will be affordable housing rentals & artist live/workspace. Research will include comparison to similar projects and analysis of market & community needs and demands. The VISTA will research to support repairs and renovations of vacated mid-rise office space. The VISTA member will participate in and support Great Opportunity (GO) Neighborhoods Working Group on affordable housing & real estate development. Working Group will include residents, business owners, and other developers. Document community input information & discussions to provide relevant research for resources being developed by Fifth Ward CRC. Support outreach & community input gathering on row house and office projects. Activities will include outreach to residents, artists, and business owners; documenting feedback, and being part of discussions on how to incorporate feedback.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing . 
 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Research ,  Urban Planning ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
5th Ward CRC Affordable Housing Research VISTA OneStar

Program Start/End Date
08/31/2020  -   08/30/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations TEXAS   Houston/Galveston  

Accepting Applications
From  07/23/2020  To  08/07/2020 

Contact Zarana Sanghani
4300 Lyons Ave
Houston   TX   77020
713-674-0175
zsanghani@fthwardcrc.org
www.fifthwardcrc.org/
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 98083


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