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Austin Family Eldercare Housing Needs VISTA

OneStar Foundation
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The Housing Needs VISTA will work closely with program leadership and social workers to build infrastructure, develop curriculum, and improve data systems and processes. These activities will culminate in strengthened community engagement and improved service delivery for older adults and adults with disabilities at-risk or experiencing homelessness. The VISTA will engage with the target population and attend community meetings to understand the local context of social services. The member will be tasked with identifying improvements for client assessment tools and program procedures as well as present research findings to Eldercare staff to help better support current and future programming. The member will be tasked with developing new surveys and data measures that are specific to homelessness, so that we can more accurately reflect the needs of this population and the outcomes of services.

Service Activities

Outreach, Communication, Engagement, Program development

Community Need Addressed

Recent evidence from "The Emerging Crisis of Aged Homelessness" suggests that people born between 1954-1963 have had an elevated risk of homelessness throughout their lifetime. Now they make up a disproportionate part of the homeless population.

Position Outcomes

improve our ability to transition people out of homelessness, enroll people in public benefits, and ultimately serve more people.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Student loan forbearance, Training

Competencies You Will Develop

Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand
Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning
  • Activity Types Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Aging, Homelessness & Housing
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements College Graduate
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Organization primarily serving older adults
  • Weekly Training Hours 1

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