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Opportunity Council - Housing & Asset Coordinator - SJHD
The San Juan Islands present unique issues for individuals living on low incomes or facing homelessness. As a key tourist destination and retirement community, the islands are faced with large seasonal shifts in employment and population. This equates to housing cost and supply issues and unreliable employment. The role of the VISTA in the first year will be to focus on the housing needs and inventory through the Point in Time count and assessing the housing inventory. The VISTA will develop Asset Building initiatives to assist in stabilizing these households. These efforts will help the organizations better leverage available resources while facilitating coordination and cohesiveness between islands. This project is a collaboration between the San Juan Health Department, where the VISTA will be hosted, and the Resource Centers on Lopez, Orcas, and San Juan Islands. With involvement from other key community partners and government agencies. A VISTA working on this project will need strong leadership skills, ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively and be an excellent communicator. Travel between islands will be required on a frequent basis.
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Member Duties : The VISTA in this project will be focused on fulfilling the following goals: 1 -Improve homeless housing systems, including Coordinated Entry and Point in Time (PIT) count in order to better understand housing needs and increase the efficiency and effectiveness through which people are housed in San Juan County. Focusing on these two systems we will help maximize funds for homelessness and resources for those experiencing homelessness. 2 – Develop a comprehensive housing and landlord inventory for the county. This would allow for a clearer picture of available rental stock and allow the resource centers to liase with current landlords in order to develop the necessary relationships to expand the housing inventory available to low income clients. 3 -Assess and implement Asset Building initiatives in order to help low-income households build financial stability and wealth, providing a pathway out of poverty.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Living Allowance ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Health ,  Housing ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Conflict Resolution ,  General Skills ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Computers/Technology ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Public Health ,  Leadership ,  Writing/Editing ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  Recruitment ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Social Services . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

Opportunity Council - Housing & Asset Coordinator - SJHD

Program Start/End Date
11/14/2017  -   11/13/2018

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WASHINGTON  


Accepting Applications
From  07/24/2017  To  09/29/2017 

Contact Lisa Sohni
1111 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham   WA   98225
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 73625