Project HOME AmeriCorps VISTA, 06/05/2022 - 06/04/2023

Quality Housing Coalition of Portland, Maine

About the organization

Quality Housing Coalition is a housing nonprofit located in Portland, Maine and serving Cumberland, York, and Androscoggin counties. QHC's mission is to provide quality housing opportunities for all in need in Maine. QHC meets its mission by advocating for statewide policies to end homelessness and housing insecurity, and through Project HOME, a program that partners with landlords and housing readiness programs to remove barriers to applying to housing and providing year-long support for each tenant. The VISTA member will be a part of the Project HOME Team that moves people experiencing homelessness from shelters to stable, affordable housing with housing subsidies and essential needs benefits, including food and health care. In 2022-2023, Project HOME's goal is to support 200 households and increase our year-long tenancy success rate from 97% to 98%.

Duties

To meet QHC's goal, the VISTA member will build the capacity of the Project HOME Team to support the tenant’s needs, including accessing additional resources, and problem-solving issues that arise around the tenancy.

The VISTA member will join the Project HOME Team to house and support tenants in their housing. As a member of the Project HOME Team, the member will perform 3 important tasks: 1) Meet with Project HOME tenants to understand their needs and create a community resource map to better provide support for each tenant, 2) create and implement a landlord and housing readiness survey, and 3) assist in drafting the QHC quarterly newsletter to attract more landlord partners and donors.

Qualifications

High school diploma/GED

The VISTA applicant must have good communication skills and be comfortable working on a team to support Project HOME tenants, including working closely with tenants to provide available resources to meet their needs. The applicant will work well independently to create asset maps in each community and surveys for Project HOME partners.

Fluency in French and/or Portuguese is preferred.

Salary

Bi-Weekly Stipend of $674.66 and $100/month towards housing, Plus Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend upon completion of service.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Contact for more information - Victoria Morales at [email protected] or Rod Mahoua at [email protected]

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