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E3.20 Northeast RSDP Low Income Housing VISTA
 
 
 
The Northeast Regional Sustainable Development Partnership (NERSDP) is a unique citizen empowered experiment within Extension to create and increase cross-pollination between communities. With the NERSDP and UMN Design Lab, VISTA member will focus on Resilient Communities to work on building more just, equitable and sustainable housing in this regional collaborative, design/research, pilot project. The community engagement aspect of the project will further develop the low income housing network and further the goals of strengthening communication, coordination, people to people exchanges in partnership with all involved. This whole-community systems and partnerships approach will attempt to bring together the many different individuals, communities and organizations working separately on this issues. This VISTA position will provide this project a regional “point person” offering continuity between the institutions/organizations and the communities helping to create a statewide collaborative design/research pilot project that will co-develop affordable and resilient housing solutions across the state. The project will utilize both universal technological solutions developed by researchers as well as place specific design innovations developed with communities. The goal of this project is to create a set of shareable housing solutions that take advantage of Minnesota's ecologic, economic, and cultural diversity. Communities across the state all face unique challenges, but together we also share the need for more affordable and more sustainable housing. All housing designs will be documented and undergo planning review by the State of Minnesota. Permit-ready plans for the different projects will be made available to the public to facilitate implementation by communities across the state. The VISTA member will be one of 24 Ecolibrium3 VISTA cohort members, and will jointly complete one community service project of their cooperative design.
 
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Member Duties : (1) Identifying, communicating, and building capacity and action plans with small, medium, and large communities across the region around options and opportunities for urban and rural housing design, construction, and social solutions. Within these community partnerships and with the help of the VISTA member, we will facilitate conversations with local contractors and building officials, provide local information about housing and demographics, and provide space to facilitate design workshops. (2) Developing a deeper working relationship with one community (that will be chosen by the broader collaborative team) to match development costs and provide land to build a housing prototype. (3) Building sustainable principles into the community engagement process and building design to make sure the results of this project are relevant and long lasting.
 
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Living Allowance ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Community and Economic Development ,  Neighborhood Revitalization ,  Homelessness ,  Environment ,  Housing ,  Entrepreneur/Business . 
 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Architectural Planning ,  Trade/Construction ,  Community Organization ,  General Skills ,  Writing/Editing ,  Business/Entrepreneur ,  Communications ,  Public Speaking ,  Leadership ,  Urban Planning ,  Team Work ,  Computers/Technology ,  Law ,  Fund raising/Grant Writing . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
E3.20 Northeast RSDP Low Income Housing VISTA

Program Start/End Date
08/03/2020  -   08/02/2021

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MINNESOTA  

Languages
English

Accepting Applications
From  03/31/2020  To  07/10/2020 

Contact Jodi Slick
2014 W Superior St
Duluth   MN   55806
2183361038
jodi@ecolibrium3.org
www.ecolibrium3.org/capacity
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 95172


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