New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) aims to build, preserve and protect affordable housing and increase homeownership across the state. The project goal is to strengthen community knowledge of resources made available to low-income residents by HCR and in-partnership with Rural and Neighborhood Preservation Companies (NPP/RPP). This VISTA position will be located in Rochester, NY with significant required travel. VISTA will gain valuable field experience. Outreach will be focused on residents of manufactured home park communities. Tracking park conditions and sales will be done by researching online ads, cold calling park owners, and speaking with residents and stakeholders about living conditions. Conducting outreach to residents as well as to other industry players will be done by distributing promotional materials and hosting community meetings. Desired skills include: ?Ability to plan and facilitate workshops and effective meetings. ?Ability to listen to and understand the needs of the diverse populations. ?Strong organizational skills - planning, follow-through, follow-up. ?Confident and engaging personality. ?Excellent computer skills. ?Willingness to attend evening meetings and to travel within a designated region of NY, in small groups or alone. Training to understand mortgage financing and government assistance as well as networking with NPP/RPP staff and other housing industry players, will set VISTA members up for a successful career in community development. Nationwide trends for manufactured home parks are seeing a decline in affordability, speculative investment by large financial institutions and degrading conditions due to age and deferred maintenance. However, this housing stock remains a critical source of affordable homeownership opportunity. New York is proud to pave the way towards leading the nation in preservation of this housing stock.
Car recommended . Service Areas :
Housing , Homelessness , Community and Economic Development , Community Outreach . Skills :
General Skills , Social Services , Community Organization , Non-Profit Management , Team Work , Public Speaking . Associated topics: account, clerk, debt, finance director, financial, financial services, president of finance, revenue, senior accountant, senior financial analyst
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