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Abandoned Properties Coalition
The Abandoned Properties Coalition works to convene and coordinate organizations and community leaders across the state that are working on abandoned and dilapidated property issues. The Abandoned Properties Coalition VISTA Member will build the capacity of the Abandoned Properties Coalition (APC) to revitalize communities and economies and reduce health and safety hazards in three primary ways. First, the VISTA Member will develop materials which will guide and support the ongoing internal function of the APC, enabling the coalition to increase capacity to present solutions to property abandonment and blight. Second, the VISTA Member will build a list of potential funding organizations and grants and apply for those grants to build the ability of the APC to implement programs. Third, the VISTA Member will support APC teams by conducting research, coordinating educational events, and developing educational materials to support the dissemination of information on solutions to abandoned properties. As a result of the VISTA Member’s service, more communities and organizations will be aware of the Abandoned Properties Coalition, tools and assistance to help with abandoned buildings will be more readily available, and more communities in West Virginia will develop programs to mitigate dilapidation of buildings and blight.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The APC VISTA will do the following: 1. Develop Materials to guide and support the internal function of the Abandoned Properties Coalition (APC) 2. Increase the sustainability and capacity of the APC by drawing down grant funding and increasing the ability of the APC to receive more funding in the future. Support the work to assist five WV communities to revitalize their downtowns through re-purposing and renovation of at least one downtown structure 3. Increase the capacity and community engagement of APC teams by conducting issue-based research, planning educational events, and developing educational materials The position will involve research, grant writing, material development, database creation/management, and programmatic coordination. The VISTA will also be working with APC members and community stakeholders to address the issue of dilapidated buildings throughout West Virginia.
Program Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Community and Economic Development ,  Housing ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Public Safety . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Public Speaking ,  Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Research ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
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Abandoned Properties Coalition

Program Start/End Date
11/15/2018  -   11/14/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations WEST VIRGINIA  

Accepting Applications
From  11/21/2019  To  01/03/2020 

Contact Erin McGrath
424A Shrewsbury St
Charleston   WV   25301
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 83003