Posting: AmeriCorps part-time summer position

May 25, 2021

Description: AmeriCorps part-time summer position, operating in June and July.

Organization: Volunteers of America Michigan

Position: AmeriCorps Part Time Housing Resource Specialist

Overview: This position will support the SSVF (Supportive Services for Veteran Families) Program in building a housing resource database for our homeless Veterans. This position will operate out of New Center, Detroit, MI part-time (20 hours/week). Training will be provided and service members will gain invaluable experience working with the homeless Veteran population, working with HMIS (a national Homeless Management system database) and building relationships with local organizations and landlords.

Job Duties:

Assist with intakes to assess the housing needs of the client

Address housing barriers for the client

Create/Update a list of available housing for the clients to choose from

Connect clients with necessary funds to pay for security deposits, rental fees, or utility payments

Maintain/develop relationships with local landlords

Receive training for/conduct Housing Quality Standards (HQS) and other housing inspections

Gather and disperse food and clothing donations to clients

Facilitate delivery of needed household items to clients who receive housing

Provide follow-up support services as needed.

To apply: email with resume

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