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VHA - Habitat for Humanity of VA Resource Development VISTA

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VHA - Habitat for Humanity of VA Resource Development VISTA

Virginia Housing Alliance's AmeriCorps VISTA project is a statewide intermediary project with 18 Host Sites, all that either work to expand affordable housing opportunities or end homelessness throughout VA. VHA's VISTA project aims to develop viable communities by promoting approaches that provide decent housing, suitable living environments, and economic opportunities for low and moderate-income persons. This listing is for Habitat for Humanity Virginia located in Charlottesville, VA. Habitat for Humanity Virginia is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat VA recognizes a dire need to help affiliates expand their capacity to address the lack of affordable housing throughout the state. Habitat VA works alongside the staff at affiliates, directly supporting them so they can serve more families and work toward a just future where every family has access to safe, healthy housing. In VA, Habitat affiliates have sold about 70% of their homes to Black families, extending zero-interest or low-interest mortgages to families who have been historically discriminated against in the open-market for credit. Recognizing that the Black homeownership gap is a continued impediment for Black families to build wealth, Habitat strives for racial justice in VA by being an equal housing lender. Habitat VA is looking for a collaborative-minded and detail-oriented self-starter to serve as the Resource Development VISTA, a role that will identify and develop tools for Habitat affiliates to increase both their capacity and funding. Habitat VA has a track record of providing VISTAs with a great responsibility and an abundance of support from day one. A VISTA can gain experience and confidence that will equip them for their future careers.

Member Duties : The VISTA member will help Habitat for Humanity Virginia develop new statewide programs. They will strengthen Habitat affiliate partnerships in order to identify any technical assistance or funding needs at the first ever Capacity Building Conference. The information gathered at this event and subsequent affiliate meetings will be used by the VISTA to develop a strategic plan to address affiliate needs. The VISTA will also establish a fundraising database to track and identify funding revenues for affiliates within their Capital Campaign. They will, in collaboration with the Capital Campaign team, evaluate Habitat's fundraising strategies in order to collect critical data on the success of these efforts, identify areas of improvement, and develop recommendations for future efforts. In addition, they will design a training on the benefits of using solar power in affordable housing, research the requirements needed to use Historic Tax Credits, and complete housing needs assessments.

Program Benefits : Living Allowance , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , $450 Housing Stipend, Teleservice , Education award upon successful completion of service , Health Coverage* , Relocation Allowance , Training , Childcare assistance if eligible .

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit

Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas :
Housing , Homelessness , Community and Economic Development .

Skills :
Computers/Technology , Team Work , Leadership , Social Services , Community Organization , Non-Profit Management , Writing/Editing , Urban Planning , Communications , Fund raising/Grant Writing , General Skills ....

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