Cornerstone West CDC seeks Housing Outreach Specialist

Organizational Overview:

Cornerstone West CDC is a non-profit organization based in Wilmington, DE. Cornerstone West CDC’s mission is to create affordable housing and promote the revitalization of Wilmington’s West Side, a unique and historic neighborhood made up of a collection of four small but cohesive communities at the doorstep of downtown. A testament to Wilmington’s diversity, the West Side is home to some of the most economically, racially, and socially diverse communities in the state. Cornerstone facilitated the development of a West Side Revitalization Plan in 2012 and is leading implementation efforts in the areas of economic development, housing, and community engagement as the fiscal and operating agent of the West Side Grows Together neighborhood coalition. Recently, via a pilot program, Cornerstone has expanded its work to partner with organizations to build and replicate successful community economic development programs throughout the State of Delaware.

Position Overview:

The person in this newly created position will work closely with the Housing and Community Development Manager to coordinate outreach, intake, and support for three housing programs at Cornerstone West CDC: 1) The Housing Resource Center at West End Neighborhood House, a new program in partnership with West End, 2) Cornerstone’s Aging & Staging Home Repair Program, and 3) Cornerstone’s Rental Housing Program. For all three programs, this position will identify qualified participants by strengthening existing and building new relationships with community organizations, participate in community events, directly contacting residents at their homes, collaborate with legal service providers, and communicate with tenants and landlords. The Housing Outreach Specialist reports to Cornerstone’s Housing and Community Development Manager and is a full-time, exempt position. This is a 12-month grant-funded program.

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