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EPNI - VISTA Tenant Organizer ($350/month rent stipend)
 
 
 
Elliot Park Neighborhood, Inc (EPNI) seeks a VISTA Tenant Organizer to inform and activate at-risk renters to preserve their affordable homes and prevent displacement. The VISTA will strengthen existing tenant associations, increase tenant participation in decision-making that affects housing stability, support 1-2 buildings in creating tenant associations, and build capacity for continued tenant organizing. EPNI serves residents in the unique setting of downtown Minneapolis. EPNI's mission is to build community vitality by connecting and empowering neighbors. Our main goals are to: 1) improve quality of life for our residents, 2) strengthen community voice in decision- making, 3) protect the diversity of our neighborhood, and 4) preserve existing affordable housing alongside residents threatened by displacement. EPNI currently focuses on three main issue areas: supporting renters, influencing development, and securing access to fresh, healthy and affordable food. The Elliot Park neighborhood is facing tremendous change with relentless development and displacement pressure. Your project will build on previous organizing efforts to strengthen existing tenant associations, increase tenant participation in decision-making that affects housing stability, support buildings in creating tenant associations, and build capacity for continued tenant organizing. EPNI seeks a relational, compassionate, organized, self-starter to join our team. The ideal candidate will have experience and skills in community organizing, leadership, writing/editing, Somali language. We are open to meeting individuals with a variety of experiences and encourage anyone interested and passionate about this work to apply. EPNI is a small organization, and our team members are encouraged to learn and participate in areas outside of their role to gain a broader understanding of non-profit and community work. EPNI offers an additional housing stipend of up to $350 per month.
 
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Member Duties : EPNI’s VISTA Tenant Organizer will: - Strengthen existing tenant associations: o Cultivate relationships with existing tenant associations o Connect associations and neighborhood renters with local resources o Build connections among associations - Increase tenant participation in decision-making that affects housing stability: o Flyer and door-knock properties impacted by proposed development o Support community visioning efforts around an upcoming development project o Plan and execute 1-3 tenant-focused housing/land use meetings o Create communications content - Support 1-2 buildings in forming tenant associations: o Conduct research and door-knock to identify 1-2 properties that are interested in organizing and could benefit most from a tenant association o Recruit and support emergent tenant leaders to drive organizing efforts and formalize an association - Build capacity for EPNI to continue this work: o Support fundraising as needed
 
Program Benefits : Housing ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  $350/mo. housing paid to landlord ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Urban Planning ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  Communications ,  Computers/Technology . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
EPNI - VISTA Tenant Organizer ($350/month rent stipend)

Program Start/End Date
08/14/2022  -   08/12/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Languages
Fluent Somali preferred

Accepting Applications
From  11/01/2021  To  08/29/2022 

Contact Vanessa Haight
810 S 7th St
Minneapolis   MN   55415
612-335-5846
vanessa@elliotpark.org
www.elliotpark.org

Listing ID 99232


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