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2020-2021 Housing Retention Support Coordinator VISTA
Winnebago County Housing Authority (WCHA) is a public housing authority that serves 5 counties with a passion for providing affordable housing that will enrich the lives of residents and revitalize communities. We’re innovators in the field of affordable housing, accustomed to taking bold steps to improve the housing option available to our residents. This position will be tasked with decreasing evictions through creating a support service system to resolve the most common eviction issues. To do this the person applying should have the following qualities and skills: • Have a passion to prevent homelessness • Ability to work with a diverse group of people • MUST be a self-starter and able to work independently with goals in mind • Be a great communicator • Be able to assess a complex problem • Create a strategic plan to address an issue • Create curriculum to educate diverse groups of residents and staff • Create and maintain partnerships • Be very detailed orientated to completion of a project • Think creatively within the rules and regulations of HUD and the PHA • Understand the basics of research and how to collect/record data. This position is a part of the Housing Action VISTA Network, which is an AmeriCorps VISTA program managed by Housing Action Illinois since 2010. As such, this position will receive customized training, support, guidance, and networking opportunities, in addition to the traditional opportunities for AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Learn more about the program at Housing Action’s website. This position can start in June, July, or August. Speak to your interviewer for more details.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : • Evaluate the needed resources by engaging Managers and Residents on what has led to an eviction notice. • Create a file of resources that provide support information on partners in the eviction prevention program developed in the following areas: • Beginning with our current partnerships, improve, increase and find the necessary partners to have a complete referral reference file for the Housing Retention Support (HRS) program. • Work to create the pool of necessary volunteers to help resident with needs to prevent eviction • Create Survey for participant in the HRS after completion of plan • Create referral forms for all partners with in the network • Create a plan of action to be followed when a 14 day notices are issued to a resident. • Train WCHA staff on that HRS action plan • Develop a strategy to follow participants for 3 months after completion of programs.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Training ,  Relocation Allowance . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Technology ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Homelessness ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
Writing/Editing ,  Team Work ,  General Skills ,  Recruitment ,  Computers/Technology ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications . 
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2020-2021 Housing Retention Support Coordinator VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/17/2020  -   08/16/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  


Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2020  To  08/15/2020 

Contact VISTA Leader
3617 Delaware St
Rockford   IL   61102

Listing ID 94133


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