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Housing Resources Coordinator VISTA - Alisal Support Team
 
 
 
The City of Salinas’ mission is to create a safe, healthy, prosperous, vibrant, and equitable community through targeted revitalization, sustainable policies, and well-designed land uses that facilitate a high quality of life and encourages community growth and partnerships. The Alisal is located on the Salinas’ East side and is home to a majority-minority population that is 94 percent Hispanic or Latino, with 33 percent of its residents living in poverty, compared to 21 percent of Salinas residents overall. The Alisal Plan is a community driven planning process that will communicate the collective vision of the residents and strategies for on-going collaboration and partnership between the City and community in addressing issues and opportunities specific to the Alisal. The Alisal Plan Support Team, comprised of five VISTA members, will work together on multifaceted strategies to alleviate poverty in the Alisal neighborhood by focusing on Economic Opportunity, Housing, Education and Literacy, and Healthy Futures.
 
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Member Duties : The Housing Resources VISTA will work on tools that help Alisal and Salinas residents access affordable and safe housing. Based on researched best practices, the Housing VISTA will draft policies and ordinances to promote the production of affordable housing to address homelessness and overcrowding. This VISTA will also support the implementation of the Farmer worker Housing Action Plan. In the Alisal, the VISTA will train volunteers to complete a housing inventory documenting the approximate physical condition of housing in the Alisal to get a clear, data-backed picture of housing quality and needs in the area. This data will help the City know where to target programs such as housing rehabilitation assistance, fair housing resources, and code enforcement.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Health Coverage* . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Housing ,  Homelessness ,  Community Outreach . 
 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Veterans ,  Computers/Technology ,  General Skills ,  Urban Planning ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
Housing Resources Coordinator VISTA - Alisal Support Team

Program Start/End Date
09/03/2019  -   09/01/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations CALIFORNIA   San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose  

Languages
English
Spanish

Accepting Applications
From  07/02/2019  To  08/02/2019 

Contact Lisa Brinton
65 W Alisal St
Salinas   CA   93901
8317754239
lisab@ci.salinas.ca.us
cityofsalinas.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 80306


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