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Rural Dynamics - Red Lodge Area Community Foundation

Company: Americorps
Location: Great Falls
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

Rural Dynamics - Red Lodge Area Community Foundation

We at Red Lodge Area Community Foundation invite you to join our Workforce Housing team as an AmeriCorps Vista member. Located in central Montana, Red Lodge is the basecamp to the Beartooth Mountains, 10 minutes from Red Lodge Mountain ski resort and 1 hour from Yellowstone National Park. As a resort community in a beautiful area, affordable housing for the workforce is very difficult to find. One in four homes in the City of Red Lodge are owned by second home-owners; most second homes are used for short-term rentals such as Airbnb and VRBO. According to Headwaters Economics, Carbon County has the lowest housing affordability of all resort communities in Montana, and businesses are having trouble expanding due to housing issues. The intended results of this project is to increase the quantity and quality of housing choices in Carbon County, provide the community with awareness of housing issues, and expand housing opportunities through training and education. In partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Trust Montana, and local stakeholders, we hope to increase the affordability of homeownership and rentals for all in Carbon County. The Red Lodge Area Community Foundation is committed to supporting the VISTA member throughout their service with assistance finding housing, accessing local food programs, and offering flexible professional development opportunities tailored to the members' goals and skills. We cannot wait to show you all that living and serving in Big Sky country has to offer! Further help on this page can be found by clicking here.

Member Duties : The VISTA member will build capacity for volunteers at the Owner-Built Housing build site, update the 2016 Housing Needs Assessment and Strategic Plan, and research solutions for the lack of affordable long-term rentals the Carbon County workforce is experiencing. The member will recruit and manage volunteers throughout their service year with support from Helena Area Habitat for Humanity. The member will work closely with the Workforce Housing Coordinator and Steering Committee to conduct the 2021 Housing Needs Assessment and develop our Strategic Plan. Depending on the member's skills and professional interests, they may also support increased access to financial education workshops, tiny home communities, ADU development, reduced impact fees for affordable housing construction, a local clearinghouse for long-term rentals, and developing relationships between stakeholders to create capacity for long-term rentals.

Program Benefits : Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend , Training , Childcare assistance if eligible , Relocation Allowance , Education award upon successful completion of service , Living Allowance , Stipend , Health Coverage* .

Terms :

Permits attendance at school during off hours , Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas :

Community Outreach , Tribal , Community and Economic Development , Technology , Neighborhood Revitalization , Education , Entrepreneur/Business , Housing , Veterans , Homelessness .

Skills :

Trade/Construction , Team Work , Business/Entrepreneur , Writing/Editing , Communications , Social Services , Leadership , General Skills , Public Speaking , Conflict Resolution , Community Organization , Non-Profit Management , Recruitment , Veterans , Computers/Technology , Fund raising/Grant Writing .

Keywords: Americorps, Great Falls , Rural Dynamics - Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, Other , Great Falls, Montana

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