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SerVermont - Home Share Now
Home Share Now facilitates shared housing, most often between seniors and the financially insecure. Instead of market rent, services and/or a stipend are provided by vetted home seekers. Working-age adults gain affordable housing and financial independence while aging adults are able to maintain their housing safely. All people are welcome to participate but the majority (both providers and seekers) are low income and 50 or older. Home Share Now directly contributes to safe aging, independence, improved health, financial solvency, prevention of homelessness, and affordable housing by tapping into our greatest resource: other people. Our mission, Home Share Now expands the possibilities for living. Vermont is an expensive place to live and the tight rental market only exacerbates the cost of living for renters. To alleviate the pinch, Vermont needs additional affordable rentals – Home Share Now created 94 housing units in 2016 by maximizing existing housing stock. 37% of all home seekers last year provided services and paid $0 in rent with an average rent of $324/month. Below-market rents saved 169K in rent for home seekers while home providers benefited from 12,806 hours of service, a savings of 147K. With home sharing, seniors of highest need saved 631K in nursing home diversion in one year. In one year, Home Share Now secured housing for ~12,000 nights – that’s 33 years of housing. 86% of matched home seekers and 74% of matched home providers reported feeling more financially stable and 100% of all people matched reported financial benefits thanks to home sharing. 32% of matched home sharers reported saving up to $399/month with 41% saving $400+/month. Home Share Now is a strategy to avoid or address living in poverty.
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Member Duties : You will serve side-by-side with Home Share Now’s Executive Director and get your fill of persuasive writing (both grants and marketing), ad design, social networking, donor research, and nonprofit management. While this position will dabble in a variety of tasks, the majority of activities will be in the realms of development, fundraising, and marketing. In 2017-2018, you will: • Oversee the 4th Annual Mud Season Online Auction • Prepare materials for the municipal appropriations process • Design an appeal • Research and write grants • Design a business solicitation • Coordinate social networking activities • Design advertising and marketing elements • Utilize Bloomerang, our donor management system As a result of these activities, we will provide general housing assistance to at least 600 persons, enroll at least 150 of them, support 150 people in matches, and expand the Home Share Now service area by seven towns.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing ,  Elder Care ,  Health . 
Skills :
Computers/Technology ,  Design, Marketing/Advertising ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Communications ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Social Services ,  Team Work ,  Writing/Editing . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

SerVermont - Home Share Now

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2017  -   08/27/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations VERMONT  


Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2017  To  07/31/2017 

Contact Robyn Baylor
105 N Main St
Barre   VT   05641
(802) 760-8208
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 72673