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Tribal Resilience: Oti Kaga
Enterprise is a national nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunity for low-and moderate-income people through affordable housing in diverse, thriving communities. Enterprise’s Rural and Native American Initiative (RNAI) works with tribal and community partners to create healthy, safe, green affordable housing and to increase opportunities for economic advancement for individuals and families. The RNAI is implementing a Cultural and Climate Resiliency AmeriCorps*VISTA Program to build the capacity of tribal partners to mitigate climate impacts on housing in a culturally responsive manner. One AmeriCorps*VISTA will be placed with Oti Kaga, Inc. located on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, specifically in Eagle Butte, SD. Oti Kaga, Inc. was established in 1993 as a Low Income Housing Tax Credit organization to serve the Reservation’s housing needs. Oti Kaga’s programs include single family lease and purchase, multifamily rental housing development, down payment and closing cost assistance and homebuyer counseling. The AmeriCorps*VISTA will Implementing a disaster preparedness and resilience program for Oti Kaga tenants and staff, partnering with local programs and organizations tapping into their staff knowledge and other resources and researching innovative strategies to best deal with recurring climate change issues for equipment and home structures. The AmeriCorps*VISTAs will have the opportunity to attend the Disaster Resilience Academy in Washington D.C. to learn about federal tools and resources, such as those available through the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit, to assess risk and counter the effects of extreme weather events and other climate-related impacts on communities and vulnerable populations, including low-income residents.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The AmeriCorps*VISTA will develop and maintain a safety action plan for emergency situations related to weather for all tenants on Oti Kaga’s properties and provide information to deal with extreme weather on a day to day basis for staff and tenants, including home safety, extreme weather protocol, home preventative maintenance, etc. Developing these initiatives will include exploring partnership collaborations throughout our community and other organizations; tribal, state, city, individuals, and private. The AmeriCorps*VISTA will research, develop, and maintain culturally sensitive material to promote healthy, safe, and preventative maintenance living environments for Oti Kaga, Inc. tenants and families. The AmeriCorps*VISTA will also support the day to day efforts of managing affordable housing properties.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Tribal ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Team Work ,  Disaster Services ,  Community Organization . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Tribal Resilience: Oti Kaga

Program Start/End Date
04/28/2017  -   04/27/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations SOUTH DAKOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  09/20/2016  To  03/24/2017 

Contact Paul Hollow Horn
339 Prairie Rd
Eagle Butte   SD   57625
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 69988