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Project Specialist VISTA-CL Community Land Trust- C3TC
The CLCLT is the only perpetually affordable homeownership organization serving the City of Minneapolis. Since assisting its first household into ownership in 2004, the CLCLT has been able to assist 268 low- and moderate-income (less than 80% of Area Median Income) households into affordable home ownership and has now facilitated 41 resales of existing CLCLT homes. Key programs of the organization include: Housing Development: Acquisition of existing single-family or duplex properties for rehabilitation or constructs new single-family homes then sells them to an income-qualified household. - Homebuyer Initiated Program (HIP): Through HIP, buyers identify a home of their choice within their purchasing power (mortgage plus CLCLT affordability assistance), within the City of Minneapolis. - Homeowner Engagement: Sustaining long-term, supportive relationships with its homeowners is a core value of the CLCLT. The foundational goals of this approach included: Facilitating strong connections between the organization and homeowners; homeowners and the community; and between each other. - Lending: In July 2015, the CLCLT merged with Neighborhood Housing Services of Minneapolis (NHSM). NSHM had been, historically, the primary lender of neighborhood-funded home improvement, emergency repair and down payment assistance programs in North Minneapolis. Currently, NHSM continues to services the loans it originated prior to joining the CLCLT, and in second quarter, will begin servicing new loans originated with neighborhood-based funding. *This position is part of the C3 Twin Cities VISTA Program. C3 Twin Cities offers a cohort experience rooted in a social justice framework. It also offers $400 of monthly housing support, transportation support and professional development opportunities. Check out for more details.
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Member Duties : To ensure the core functions of the City of Lakes Community Land Trust (CLCLT) foster a proactive approach to permanently affordable homeownership; facilitate meeting expressed housing/community development needs; and contribute to the interruption of generational poverty through attainable, sustainable homeownership. Activities include: Build CLCLT’s capacity to be more visible by developing a Public Relations plan based on findings from an evaluation of the current status of public outreach and awareness; Develop CLCLT’s capacity for visual storytelling of structure and impact of land trust model in building community wealth; Implement a needs assessment of current CLCLT website, compile findings into change recommendations and execute updates; Build new and/or improved systems and strategies to grow CLCLTs Membership; Engage with the Nexus CWB Cohort to build capacity through shared learning activities, communications and aligned programming.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Stipend ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Housing ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  $400 PDfund; $400rent; mo. bus/gas card ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Housing ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Technology ,  Entrepreneur/Business . 
Skills :
Communications ,  Team Work ,  Architectural Planning ,  social justice ,  Computers/Technology ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  General Skills ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Urban Planning ,  Business/Entrepreneur . 
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Project Specialist VISTA-CL Community Land Trust- C3TC

Program Start/End Date
08/02/2018  -   08/01/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Accepting Applications
From  03/16/2018  To  05/04/2018 

Contact Elizabeth Coco
615 1st Ave NE
Minneapolis   MN   55413

Listing ID 72098