Founded in 1991, CSH’s mission is to advance solutions that use housing as a platform for services to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people, maximize public resources and build healthy communities. We do this through training, education, lending and consultation. This VISTA assignment will support CSH and our role within the Chicago CoC to align new supportive and rapid rehouing projects with the CoC goals and funding priorities. This work will document the progress of the community in creating at least 4,200 units of supportive housing and 4,500 units of rapid rehousing. In 2019, we launched the Homeless Housing Expansion Initiative to coordinate resources and funding priorities to align with community housing goals around homelessness. We are seeking a candidate with interest in housing development, strong interpersonal skills, analytical skills, and capability to navigate and use technology platforms. CSH will support the VISTA in developing project management skills and presentation methods. The VISTA will work in collaboration with other Illinois team members to complete tasks and also report to several committees within the Chicago Continuum of Care. 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. Talk to your interviewer for more details.
Member Duties :
In collaboration with the CSH Director and Associate Program Manager, effectively facilitate the Homeless Housing Expansion Initiative application process in accordance with the process and goals outlined through the Chicago CoC and Pipeline Expansion Work Group. Coordinate activities related to new housing program creation to Chicago’s Coordinated Entry System, to make sure that project sponsors are following through with the commitment to house people directly from homelessness. In collaboration with the CSH Director and Assoicate Program Manager, support and create sustainable systems for the 30 volunteer committee members that shape the implementation of community goals to increase housing options, review applications, and provide technical assistance.
Program Benefits :
Health Coverage* , Living Allowance , Training , Relocation Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible , Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Ventra or Metra Pass .
- For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours .
Service Areas :
Homelessness , Housing , Community Outreach , Community and Economic Development .
General Skills , Social Services , Public Speaking , Writing/Editing , Computers/Technology , Team Work , Communications .
2020-2021 Supportive Housing Pipeline Coordinator VISTA
Program Start/End Date
08/17/2020 - 08/16/2021
Work Schedule Full Time
18 Maximum: None
Program Locations ILLINOIS Chicago
From 03/01/2020 To 08/15/2020
Contact VISTA Leader
67 E Madison St
Chicago IL 60603
Listing ID 94517