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Neighborhood, Homelessness, & Housing Coordinator – Montrose
This position in Montrose, CO (population of 19,132) offers a rare opportunity to build upon the work of the first year VISTA member on solving the need for affordable housing and the issues of homelessness and neighborhood communication within the community. Montrose is a small city located in Southwest Colorado who are in need of a VISTA member to help develop a community-wide plan to (1) respond to the growing number of homeless people in Montrose, which is in part created by the city's recent rapid growth, (2) address the shortage of workforce housing supply to meet the demand, and (3) improve communication with residents through developing a neighborhood council. This is a VISTA position for those interested not only in community development and revitalization, but in making a difference in the community. Situated in the picturesque Western Slope of the Rocky Mountains, Montrose embodies the ideal mix of business culture and Colorado living. Those fortunate to live here reside within minutes of world-class resorts, pristine mountain landscapes, the finest angling opportunities and vast expanses of public lands replete with activities that rejuvenate the soul. Abundant parks and trails, a top-shelf recreation center, convenient shopping, cultural experiences, and flavorful dining options round out the amenities. An ideal cost of living, a bustling regional airport with direct flights to major U.S. cities, and an expanding high-tech infrastructure make this a place where businesses, and the people who work for them, truly can have it all. Montrose is the place where lifestyle meets success (! This position also has housing assistance of $400 per month (paid directly to the landlord) to ensure quality housing as well as DCI's opportunities for professional development and a valuable network of experts. Applicants who are either fluent or familiar with Spanish are encouraged to apply.
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Member Duties : The VISTA will build the City of Montrose’s capacity to address housing and homelessness by creating a forum where stakeholders and community members can convene to discuss the issue; research what other communities have done to develop attainable housing and get at the root of homelessness; build a pilot neighborhood council to improve communication between the city and community and create formal relationships; and to support the local economy by working with the Montrose Development and Revitalization Team (DART). The VISTA will also have the opportunity to focus their energies towards this project based on their career goals and skills. In addition, the VISTA will have access to DCI's statewide network of planners, designers, community leaders and advocates.
Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Stipend ,  Rental Subsidy ,  Training ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Car recommended . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Housing ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Entrepreneur/Business ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Business/Entrepreneur ,  Social Services ,  Urban Planning ,  Community Organization ,  Architectural Planning ,  Public Speaking ,  Writing/Editing ,  Communications . 
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Neighborhood, Homelessness, & Housing Coordinator – Montrose

Program Start/End Date
11/12/2019  -   11/12/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations COLORADO  

Some or fluent in Spanish

Accepting Applications
From  06/18/2019  To  12/30/2019 

Contact Kylie Brown
1420 N Ogden St
Denver   CO   80218
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87677