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AmeriCorps -VISTA Resident Services

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Alexandria, Virginia


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Sep 14, 2022

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Virginia Housing Alliance’s (VHA) AmeriCorps VISTA project is a statewide intermediary project with 17 Host Sites, all that either work to expand affordable housing opportunities and/or end homelessness throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. VHA’s VISTA project aims to develop viable communities by promoting integrated approaches that provide decent housing, suitable living environments, and expansive economic opportunities for low and moderate-income persons. This listing is to fill the Host Site opening at Alexandria Housing Development Corporations (AHDC) located in Alexandria, VA. Alexandria Housing Development Corporations (AHDC), whose mission is to develop and preserve quality housing that is affordable while also supporting residents so they may thrive as members of the Alexandria community, is looking for a proactive and driven individual to serve as the Resident Services Coordinator VISTA. The AHDC VISTA will focus on expanding the capacity of the Ready-Stable-Own (RSO) initiative, designed to assist low-income Alexandrians in their journey to secure an affordable home from rental to ownership, by researching best practices, strengthening racial equity across all programs, creating targeted communication strategies, and identifying sources of funding. This vital work of the VISTA member will help identify the needs of the residents, allowing AHDC to provide more efficient and effective services to the community in which they serve.


Member Duties : The VISTA member will develop a standardized process for grant applications and procedures including tracking methods for deadlines and time management, integrating racial equity into programs, policies, and general practices, and implementing resident surveys to assess resident satisfaction while identifying gaps in services. In addition, the VISTA will strengthen the communication strategies with AHDC residents in order to improve engagement, showcase volunteer opportunities, and promote available resources and services provided by the organization. The VISTA member will also aid in the research and development of a financial literacy program in collaboration with community partnerships as part of the Ready-Stable-Own (RSO) initiative.


Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training ,  Health Coverage* ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  AHDC provided trainings and resources.


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