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|Company / Business Name:||Utica Municipal Housing Authority|
Established in 1937, the UMHA was one of the first housing authorities formed in the U.S. It is a municipal public corporation funded by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), rental income, and private, state, and federal grants. HUD has designated the UMHA as a high performer public housing agency.
UMHA has a long and successful history in implementing and managing affordable housing and supportive services such as Section 8, homeless outreach, housing information/referral services, supportive housing, and service coordination.
The Housing Authority employs a staff of 62 full-time as well as part-time employees and 20 AmeriCorps members. The UMHA Board of Commissioners is composed of seven members.
The major provider of subsidized housing in Utica, the UMHA owns, manages, and supervises a total of 1,020 units.
UMHA is more than a landlord; it provides a wide variety of programs to help its tenants and community residents become self-sufficient and live independently. Services include job training, financial literacy, after-school tutoring, housing information and referral, veteran services, and case management. Unlike most private landlords, the UMHA provides a broad range of services designed to address the needs of our diverse resident population. The housing authority has adopted a supportive housing model to integrate housing and services. Education and self-sufficiency programs are tailored to the needs of individual clients. Services are provided to help residents secure education, employment, food, job training, health, and income supports.
UMHA is nationally recognized for its exemplary Community Service Department and support services it provides to its residents. Among its programs: four service coordination and case management programs funded by HUD, an AmeriCorps program with 20 FTE paid volunteers who provide veteran, housing counseling which helps homeless and housing vulnerable persons obtain housing, financial literacy, and job placement services; a family self-sufficiency program; three resident computer labs, youth and adult job training programs, and resident empowerment activities. The UMHA targets services to the hard to serve, homeless, veterans, disabled, Limited English Proficient, and special needs populations. UMHA was approved for HHAP funding and a NYS Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) grant in 2016 to provide case management and outreach to Roosevelt Residences formerly homeless tenants.
The AmeriCorps Program deploys 20 FTE AmeriCorps members. (Funded by the U.S. Corporation for National Service, AmeriCorps is a national network of programs that engages more than 70,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in communities throughout the nation. AmeriCorps members are volunteers who are paid modest living allowances and receive a college scholarship for completing a year of service.) The UMHA has successfully operated the AmeriCorps program for the last seven years. During each year, the program has surpassed its performance goals and was renewed for another three-year cycle in 2018, which is not common. In 2017, the UMHA successfully operated the Empire Corps program which was an AmeriCorps program funded to complement the Utica ESPRI Program.
|Employment Areas:||Non-Profit; Social Work|
|Office Address:||509 2nd Street
|ZIP / Post Code:||13501|
|State:||NY New York|
|Phone:||See the relevant job posting below for the correct number (if available).|
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Utica - New York - USASocial Work, Non-Profit
Help older disabled youth prepare for careers and get jobs; Help people in poverty to find housing, develop financial literacy skills,...
Skills Needed: Stop talking about the problem and be the solution. #BeTheGreaterGood Join AmeriCorps. Utica Municipal Housing Authority.
We help people get out of poverty, assist the disabled to enter the mainstream community, house the homeless, help the jobless get employment, help refugees and immigrants adjust to American society, help people avoid financial scams and budget money wisely.
AmeriCorps is an exciting program whereby you help others, prepare for a career in human services, and make a difference! You can help disabled youth and people in need to have a better life. AmeriCorps members are paid volunteers who help to improve our community and nation. AmeriCorps provides an opportunity to learn new skills, gain valuable work experience, help others, and serve your nation.
1. Must be able to begin in 2020; 2. Must be at least 18 years old; 3. Must have a minimum of a High School diploma or GED/HSED; 4. Must be willing to serve for up to 10-12 months and complete the full term of service; 5. Full (35-40 hours per week) and part time positions available.
Required Skills : Compassion, Empathy, Counseling , Writing/Editing , Communications , General Skills , Computers/Technology , Youth Development , Team Work , Social Services , Public Speaking , Community Organization Members are placed at the Utica Housing Authority sites, Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees, and Upstate Cerebral Palsy.