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HCHC and City of Hudson Seeking Applicants for Housing Justice Organizing Fellowship

The Hudson Catskill Housing Coalition (HCHC) and the City of Hudson are accepting applications for a six-month Housing Justice Organizing Fellowship.

The goal of this fellowship is to nurture and grow the leadership abilities and organizing skills of public and affordable housing residents, so that they can nurture and grow the movement for housing justice in the Hudson area. 

This fellowship lasts six months from October 2021 until March 2022. The training series includes ten 2-hour trainings via Zoom (roughly 2 per month for 5 months), 2 weekend retreats (one at the beginning and one towards the end, dates TBD), and one field trip to connect with housing organizers in Buffalo. Trainings will teach foundational organizing skills, practices, and systems that this community will build on for years to come. 

Additionally, fellows will work with HCHC during the fellowship to organize several housing justice-related projects, including an eviction defense program, a community needs assessment survey, and a public education campaign. 

This is a paid fellowship funded by the City of Hudson’s Anti-Displacement Learning Grant. Fellows will receive a $500 monthly stipend for 6 months. Fellows are asked to commit approximately 15-25 hours per month to training and organizing work, supported by HCHC staff. 

This fellowship is open to residents 1) who are 16 years or older, 2) who represent the public housing and low-income communities of Hudson and Catskill, NY, and 3) who are committed to organizing for housing justice. Interested applicants should apply here: https://forms.gle/w6UgpTDNK8XVNQpb7.