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2017 Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County
 
 
 
The Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County is dedicated to ending Veteran and chronic homelessness this year. The Alliance is the lead organization in conducting a HUD Point-in-Time Count, which is used to identify a baseline of how many homeless persons are in our community. It will be the VISTA’s responsibility to lead the execution and organization of the Point in Time Count. In addition, the VISTA will help expand the FLOW project, which directly results in improving access to affordable housing in our community. The VISTA will also explore various funding opportunities for the Alliance through grants and foundations by supporting the work of the resource development committee. This position is a part of the Illinois Affordable Housing Support Project (IAHSP). The IAHSP aims to fight poverty and improve the lives of disadvantaged individuals by expanding and improving the availability of decent, affordable, accessible housing in Illinois. As part of the IAHSP VISTA program, members will receive professional development opportunities and gain tremendous experience in the nonprofit sector.
 
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Member Duties : The Special Projects Associate VISTA will: (1) Organize and execute the 2017 HUD Point-in-Time (PIT) Count for suburban Cook County. (2) Engage in the final year of the SubCook Zero effort to end Veteran and chronic homelessness. (3) Maintain and expand the organization’s resource development objectives. (4) Help expand the FLOW project, a partnership between the Alliance and Housing Authority of Cook County to provide rental assistance to low-income households. (5) Research and build a directory of resources in addition to housing resources from which people at risk of homelessness can benefit.
 
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* ,  Education award upon successful completion of service . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Veterans . 
 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  Public Speaking . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2017 Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County

Program Start/End Date
07/05/2017  -   07/04/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  

Accepting Applications
From  04/14/2017  To  07/05/2017 

Contact Tanya Burgess
4415 Harrison St
Hillside   IL   60162
3129396074X107
vista@housingactionil.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 72678


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