VAHC is hiring two VISTAs to join our team. The Education VISTA will lead the development and expansion of our resident network through community engagement, and education; they will stay also stay informed about the activity at the State House. The Outreach VISTA will lead the planning and oversight for the coalition’s web presence, participate as the coalition’s representative in various community meetings as needed, and coordinate our annual Membership Campaign.
VAHC is a dynamic statewide partnership dedicated to uniting Vermonters in a movement for safe, accessible, quality, and perpetually affordable housing. We accomplish this through advocacy, education, and outreach. The Coalition’s expansive membership includes Vermont’s non-profit affordable housing developers, community land trusts, homeless shelters and service providers, public housing authorities, funding agencies, residents’ associations, community action agencies, regional planners, and housing, disability and tenants’ rights advocates.
We seek to increase affordable housing residents' participation and control in their housing and work to empower residents to have a voice in policy change. Some groups are disproportionately impacted by housing insecurity, including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, new Americans, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, people experiencing homelessness, older adults, and families with children, and we seek to raise awareness of and address these systemic inequalities.
We believe that people thrive and build stronger communities when they have equitable access to stable housing that meets their needs and preferences. We support policies that affirmatively further housing choice and protect renters.