About Homes for All AmeriCorps
What is Homes for All AmeriCorps?
Homes for All AmeriCorps is the only housing and homeless AmeriCorps program in Kentucky. Operated by the Homeless & Housing Coalition of Kentucky (HHCK), the focus of the Homes for All program is to expand affordable housing opportunities for homeless and economically disadvantaged Kentuckians. Members serve at housing nonprofits around the state, providing housing placement, housing services, case management services, and building, renovating, and weatherizing affordable housing.
AmeriCorps is more than a program. It is a group of passionate and committed individuals coming together to help their communities and Kentucky!
What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps is a national service program that provides thousands of Americans with an opportunity to give back to their communities. AmeriCorps Members serve in nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based organizations. Since the program was created in 1994, over 250,000 individuals have served their communities and country as AmeriCorps Members. Full-time AmeriCorps members commit to serve in organizations for one year, completing at least 1700 hours. Half-time AmeriCorps members serve 900 hours in a service term of 6 months. AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance, student-loan forbearance, health coverage, end of service education award, and child care for those who qualify.
Four Goals of AmeriCorps
Getting Things Done
AmeriCorps Partner Sites
Partner sites are organizations in Kentucky with demonstrated needs, as well as the capacity to recruit, train, and host a Homes for All member. Partner sites need to be or become members of HHCK. Organizations partnering with Homes for All to host an AmeriCorps member provide a contribution to participate in the program. The organization designates a site supervisor who acts as a mentor to their AmeriCorps member and is the primary point of contact with HHCK. Homes for All begins the annual partner site selection process in the spring. Nonprofit organizations and public agencies interested in hosting a member must submit an application to HHCK. Applicants are reviewed by an internal panel and chosen on the basis of having a demonstrated need, an evidence-based or evidence-informed delivery model for services, a clear recruitment and retention plan, and organizational capacity.