The Housing Alliance is looking for one highly motivated, self-starter individual to be part of its Housing Capacity AmeriCorps VISTA team, working on affordable housing, homelessness, eviction, and blight issues across Pennsylvania. The AmeriCorps VISTA team will help the Housing Alliance build its capacity in working with rural communities and mid-size cities. The AmeriCorps VISTA team will receive direction and one-on-one support from the Housing Alliance staff but must be able to work independently, communicate effectively and compassionately with members of the Pennsylvania’s communities, and work independently. The Housing Alliance is currently working in a remote environment due to COVID-19. However, that may change in the future and/or office provisions may be required for AmeriCorps VISTAS per federal requirements of the AmeriCorps program. AmeriCorps VISTAs serve full-time for one year, beginning in late October 2021.
Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania AmeriCorps VISTA Housing Capacity team members will work with the Housing Alliance to build its capacity in partnering with local organizations and communities in rural and mid-size cities. They will work to expand the scale, reach, and effectiveness of programs that increase housing opportunities for low income households. Working closely with local partners and individuals with lived experience will be critical to their work. Members of the Housing Alliance’s AmeriCorps VISTA Housing Capacity team will work with the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania staff to address issues affecting low-income households.