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Rebuilding Together CapacityCorps Application

Rebuilding Together Twin Cities CapacityCorps Application

Rebuilding Together is a housing nonprofit with affiliates in the Twin Cities and across the country. Together, we transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing our communities. Rebuilding Together's local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects nationwide each year. Visit our website www.rebuildingtogether.org/capacitycorps to learn more.

We are seeking individuals who want to get involved and ensure a safe and healthy home for every person in their community. During a 11 month AmeriCorps term, you'd earn a living stipend of $15,000 and an Education Award of $6,095 upon completion of the term. The term starts in January 16 and ends December 11, 2020.  Capacity building AmeriCorps members with Rebuilding Together Twin Cities (also called CapacityCorps) will serve crucial roles; visit our website www.rebuildingtogether.org/capacitycorps to see full position description(s).  We're a great team, doing great work in the community! Join us to make a difference, gain valuable career skills, and earn money for your education!

Rebuilding Together Twin Cities
Rebuilding Together Twin Cities currently has more than 250 homeowners who have requested assistance on our waiting list, and we receive 20-25 new requests each month. The need for our services is significant and will continue to grow. HUD defines cost-burden as spending more than 30% of a household’s annual income on housing costs.  The 2019 State of the State of Housing Report notes that more than 1 in 4 — or 572,133 — households in Minnesota pay more than they can afford for housing, forcing difficult trade-offs. These families may have to cut back on necessities like food, education and medicine simply to pay their rent or mortgage. They do not have room in their budgets for repairs to their homes. The Twin Cities region has the second highest rate of homeowner cost-burden in the State – 20% of homeowners are cost-burdened and 7% are severely cost-burdened (spending more than 50% of their income on housing).

These challenges are exacerbated by other factors, including aging housing stock, growing senior population, scarcity of affordable housing options for seniors, increasing costs of assisted living versus aging-in-place, deferred maintenance among low-income homeowners, and more.  In addition, the changing ethnic/racial demographics of our community present unique challenges, and we are committed to continuing to focus on serving previously under-served groups, including the Hmong community.

We serve the seven-county Metro area, including Minneapolis and St. Paul.  The Twin Cities region is consistently ranked high for livability with many amenities, such as parks/green space, restaurants, and entertainment offerings. The Twin Cities are home to more than 15 colleges and universities and the region is considered a desired place to live by many young people due in part to a good public transportation system, affordable housing, and reasonable cost of living.

Rebuilding Together Twin Cities would be a great fit for AmeriCorps candidates who are energetic, driven, and want to have a meaningful impact on the lives of low-income homeowners from diverse backgrounds.


Thanks again for your interest in serving with Rebuilding Together AmeriCorps and making a difference in the homes and lives of people in your community.  If you have any questions about the program or technical difficulties with the application, please email me at spatterson@rebuildingtogether.org.

Have a great week,

Stacy

Stacy Patterson
Manager, National Service Programs
Rebuilding Together
spatterson@rebuildingtogether.org
Basic Applicant Information
Veteran / Active Duty / Military Family Status *This question is required.
2. How did you first find out about this available AmeriCorps position with Rebuilding Together? *This question is required.
Skills, Experience, and Education
3. Please upload a copy of your resume.  We are interested in learning more about your work, volunteer, and education background.  If you have experience that doesn't fit in a standard resume, or is better conveyed through essay format, there is space below to add more detail. *This question is required.
References
6. Reference #1 *This question is required.
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7. Reference #2 *This question is required.
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Eligibility

As a federal program, AmeriCorps has set a few basic criteria for eligibility.  
Please answer the following questions about your eligibility: *This question is required.
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Are you a US citizen, US national, or lawful permanent resident?
Will you be 18 or older before the first day of the AmeriCorps term?
Please describe your current education status.  Note: in order to be eligible to serve in AmeriCorps, you must either have a high school diploma / GED or agree to seek your high school diploma / GED during your AmeriCorps term. *This question is required.
8. You are applying for an AmeriCorps position with Rebuilding Together.  The living stipend for the entire term is $15,000 with an Education Award of $6,095 upon completion of the term. *This question is required.