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2020-2021 Landlord Outreach Support VISTA
Lake County Housing Authority’s mission is to provide affordable, safe, sanitary housing and associated services to the most vulnerable members of the Lake County community. The goal of the Landlord Outreach Project (LOP) is to increase the available of Lake County rental units accessible to the 3000+ low-income voucher holders through the education and incentivization of area landlords who would otherwise not participate in the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. Tasks include the identification of property owners, addressing the roots of non-participation, scheduling community events, & the production of marketing materials. Encouraging landlords to accept the voucher will grant access to high-opportunity areas whose benefits to the households could assist in the elimination of generational poverty. 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.
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Member Duties : By December, through the on-the-job training and education provided by the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Housing Quality Standards (HQS) team, the Landlord Outreach Specialist (LOS) will achieve familiarity with the HCV / HQS process required to house a voucher holder. The LOS will be fully familiar with the entire onboarding process and be able to communicate these to potential participating landlords. By December, track landlord contact and success rates through the creation and use of HAB and SharePoint programs, presenting progress reports to the management team on a monthly and quarterly basis. By the end of the term of service, establish a calendar of quarterly Landlord Association outreach events for non-participating landlords and participate in one Lake County real estate or property owner’s meeting per month. By the end of the term, in collaboration with LCHA staff, apply for and/or establish future funding for the program.
Program Benefits : Training ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Community Outreach ,  Housing . 
Skills :
Community Organization ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills ,  Team Work ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Computers/Technology ,  Communications ,  Leadership . 
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2020-2021 Landlord Outreach Support 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
33928 N US Highway 45
Grayslake   IL   60030
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 94642