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2018-2019 Regional Outreach Coordinator VISTA
Established in 2013, HomeStart is committed to creating vibrant, healthy communities in Northern Illinois by connecting people and families to beneficial, affordable housing resources and by leading community-based solutions to local challenges. By 2021, HomeStart will be recognized as the Northwest Illinois regional leader for facilitating home ownership with a reputation for excellent services and resources. We will be known as the single point of entry to get answers about housing resources and for engaging the community to create neighborhoods of choice.The VISTA projects aligns with HomeStart’s mission to connect families with beneficial financial resources, and increases our ability to fight poverty in a number of important ways. Becoming a single point of entry for housing resource in our 10 county region is a key strategic goal for HomeStart. This second year of the project will take the work already done in 4 counties and expand it into 6 more counties. This project aims to focus our outreach efforts with a particular emphasis within the underserved areas, and assist HomeStart in collaborating to meet housing needs and gaps within the rural counties.We are looking for hardworking candidates that are familiar with creating events and partnerships. One of our top priorities is empowering and giving resources to neighborhoods and community members. The second focus will be conducting surveys and meetings to see what the community needs next as far as resources and community identity. Preferably, the applicant would be bilingual and entrepreneurial, to help guide community leaders to sustainable programs and development.This position is a part of the Housing Action VISTA Network. Housing Action Illinois administers 30 one-year VISTA positions located all throughout Illinois. Learn more by checking out our website.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Research Whiteside, Lee, Carroll, and Jo Daviess counties to help assess the opportunities and possible housing needs gaps. This research would result in a working, ongoing database of potential partners and locations for disseminating information about HomeStart. Collaborate with HomeStart leadership in making contacts to potential lending partners, with the goal of arranging 15 informational meetings and/or educational events. Write a Collaboration Research and Recommendation Report to conclude the project, aggregating information gleaned from talking with new partners, conducting interviews about housing needs, accessing information about funding resources, and working with management to summarize the client input received at regional events.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Community Outreach ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Technology ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
Skills :
Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Computers/Technology ,  Community Organization . 
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2018-2019 Regional Outreach Coordinator VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/28/2018  -   08/27/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Accepting Applications
From  03/22/2018  To  07/27/2018 

Contact Tiara Hyche
803 N Church St
Rockford   IL   61103
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 79300