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Valeriya Nitko

2016, AmeriCorps Legal Fellowships, Valeriya Nitko

Valeriya Nitko

Name of Host Organization: Legal Assistance of Western New York
City, State: Rochester, New York
Issue area: Housing - Affordable Housing/Microfinance
Sponsors: AmeriCorps VISTA, Legal Assistance of Western New York

The Project

Provide information and guidance to tenants in the process of converting from project based section 8 housing to enhanced vouchers.

The Inspiration

Need Addressed By Project
The complex process of conversing project based section 8 housing can take up to 5 years. Additionally, many tenants do not understand the enhanced voucher process and often think they are losing their homes and section 8 all together. My project helps make this information accessible to these famiies, which can be used for future tenants to help them understand these transitions.
The Right Person For This Project
Valeria is the right person for the project because:
• She is passionate about helping the community
• She is dedicated to philanthropic work
• She acquired legal experience through her work in private practice with landlord tenant matters