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Central New York:  The Utica Municipal Housing Authority (UMHA) is seeking applicants for its nationally recognized AmeriCorps program in Central New York that helps disabled youth, people living in poverty, veterans, homeless, and immigrants to realize their potential for becoming self-sufficient. The UMHA will host a virtual recruitment fair on Thursday, January 14 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.  The virtual job fair link is:

The UMHA urges applicants to email their resumes before the recruitment fair to For more information on AmeriCorps, call 315-982-3731 or 315.734.0183.

More than 75,000 Americans of all ages and backgrounds join AmeriCorps programs each year to tackle community challenges.  Members are paid volunteers who agree to commit a year of service to the nation. Available positions in 2021 include full-time AmeriCorps members serving 1700 hours over 11 months and part-time members serving 900 hours. All positions offer a living stipend as well as an educational grant upon successful completion of the program that can be used to pay tuition/fees at an accredited higher education institution or to pay back qualified loans. Members may be eligible for health insurance and childcare assistance. The program also offer professional skills training and continuing education while gaining valuable work experience.

AmeriCorps members are placed at public housing sites and local agencies in the Utica-Rome and Central New York area.  To qualify for the program, applicants must be at least 18 years old, be a US citizen/permanent resident, pass a federal background check and attend required trainings and events. Applications are open now and applicants will be interviewed on a first come, first serve basis.


Established in 1937, the Utica Municipal Housing Authority is the major provider of affordable housing in the City of Utica.  The housing authority also provides “hand up” and self-sufficiency programs like housing, veteran, job, money management, and advocacy assistance for area residents.  Funded, by HUD, United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica, City of Utica, Oneida County, Workforce Development Board, Corporation for National and Community Service, and New York State, the housing authority is committed to putting people first in all of our services.

Jess Szabo
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