Homeowner Services Coordinator - 2021-22

Homeowner Services Coordinator

Tentative start - August 2021

For one year, you can get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands on experience and prepare for your future. This full-time AmeriCorps service position offers a great opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of others while building your own knowledge and skillset.

AmeriCorps National members serve the community in direct service and capacity building activities.

What will you do?

The family services coordinator builds and maintains the pipeline of homeowner families by leading efforts to recruit and educate qualified families for both homeownership and home repair opportunities. This role involves recruiting homeowner family applicants and serving as their point of contact as they go through the application process. Together with a family selection committee, you help select homeowner families for a variety of housing products including new home construction, repair or rehab of existing homes and weatherization projects.

*Coordinate existing programs to recruit homeowner applicants for traditional homeownership opportunities or for expanded housing products such rehab, repair or weather revitalization.
*Conduct applicant orientations and assist families throughout process of completing the housing application.
*Work with the family selection committee to select homeowner families based on established criteria and regulations.
*Work with the family services committee and staff to provide educational opportunities to homeowner families.
*On occasion, build alongside homeowner families as they complete their contract requirements.

This position will focus on homeowner services, mortgage services, research, monitoring, and/or evaluation aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Where will you serve?

Habitat for Humanity Maui serves lower income communities in the Maui County area. The need for affordable housing in our area is at a crisis level. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, in 2019 Hawaii ranked number 4 in the nation with a homeless rate of 45 per 10,000 people and by far is the most expensive State to live in with a cost of living index of 196.3 per World Population Review.

According to the Realtor Association of Maui, Maui County’s median sales price for a single family dwelling rose to $865,000 in December 2020. Habitat for Humanity Maui will begin a new development in an area that is in desperate need of affordable housing opportunities, Hana, Hawaii. A home in Hana cost an average of $1,357,500 making it impossible for lower income residents to attain permanent housing. This year, and/or into 2022, we have plans to begin an affordable housing development in Hana which will create opportunities for homeownership to families earning 25-80% of Maui County’s median income. This development will feature 25 single family homes costing families no more than 30% of their income.

Habitat for Humanity Maui, in partnership with the Department of Hawaiian Homelands, will continue assisting Native Hawaiians with their new construction home builds in the Keokea-Waiohului Hawaiian Homelands Subdivision in Kula, Hawaii. Hawaiian Homelands are parcels granted to lessees in an effort to deliver land back to Native Hawaiians. We will begin three new homes in 2021 and into 2022.

In addition to new construction, Habitat for Humanity Maui is also dedicated to helping elderly and disabled homeowners who are struggling to maintain their homes. We help homeowners reclaim their homes by assisting with various home repairs and retrofits, critical and minor. This allows the homeowner to remain in their home safely and with pride and dignity. This year we are projected to complete over 20 critical repair and retrofits projects.

This AmeriCorps year is an exciting time to be a part of the Habitat for Humanity Maui team as there has been plenty of growth in the last year allowing us to help even more families in our community. We offer a company vehicle and shared housing at a cost way below market value. Help us bring hope by building affordable homes and repairing substandard housing in our community! For more information, please visit www.habitat-maui.org

Benefits of AmeriCorps service

*Living allowance $16,300 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
*Segal Education Award of $6,345, upon successful completion of service.
*Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
*Personal and medical leave — approximately 10 days total.
*Possible forbearance or deferment of qualified student loans.
*Child care benefits, if you qualify.
*Worker’s compensation insurance.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.

Preferred Qualifications

*Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps.
*Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
*Strong verbal communication skills.
*Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation.
*Experience working as a member of a team.
*Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
Location:
Wailuku, HI
State/Region:
Hawaii
Job Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
Employment Type:
AmeriCorps
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About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1976, is a global, Christian-based nonprofit organization that grew out of an intentionally multi-racial community in rural Georgia. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat brings together people of all faiths and people of no faith to build homes, communities and hope. Working alongside each other, we help families and individuals build and improve places to call home and achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Habitat seeks individuals who have a willingness to affirm these principles and values.

 

Habitat for Humanity International is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.