Each year, Housing Action Corps matches AmeriCorps members with community-based organizations across Illinois. AmeriCorps is a national service program that connects people and organizations to help end poverty and strengthen communities.

AmeriCorps members take on a variety of roles at their host organizations, all aimed at helping our communities thrive. They expand the scale of programs and services, implement new projects, and build capacity to further the long-term sustainability of anti-poverty programs at their host organizations.

Since 2010, Housing Action Illinois has managed a network of AmeriCorps members in the VISTA program. Housing Action Corps members serve full-time with their organizations for a year-long term. Most of our positions are located in Illinois, but AmeriCorps members in our Housing Counseling Corps can serve with housing counseling agencies nationwide.

If you’re passionate about housing justice and interested in serving as an AmeriCorps member, or if you know someone who might be, take a look at the various host sites and their postings below. We will update this page and the embedded map as positions open or are filled. If you have questions or need assistance with your application, please email our AmeriCorps team.

To apply, click on the position links below and submit an application through the My AmeriCorps portal. We also accept applications through our Quick Application. For assistance using the AmeriCorps portal, read detailed instructions on how to apply.

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2024-2025 Housing Action Corps Positions

Updated July 2024

Housing Action Corps  |  Housing Counseling Corps  |  Green Homes Corps

Priority applications are due by July 12, 2024. All positions are full-time (35-40 hrs/week) for a 12 month term. Housing Action Corps members start on August 12 or August 26, 2024; earlier start dates may be allowed in certain circumstances, but we strongly recommend starting in August.

Housing Action Corps

Bright Star Community Outreach, Chicago, IL

Center for New Horizons, Chicago, IL

Chicago 400 Alliance, Chicago, IL

Community Partners for Affordable Housing, Libertyville, IL

Connections for the Homeless, Evanston, IL

Garfield Park Community Council, Chicago, IL

Good Samaritan Inn, Decatur, IL

Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation, Chicago, IL

Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County, Sycamore, IL

Habitat for Humanity of DuPage County and Chicago South Suburbs, Wheaton, IL

Habitat for Humanity of Lake County, Gurnee, IL

Habitat for Humanity of McLean County, Bloomington, IL

HOPE Fair Housing, Wheaton, IL

    • Fair Housing Enforcement VISTA – Position filled

Housing Action Illinois, Chicago, IL

    • Communications and Development VISTA – Position filled

Housing Forward, Maywood, IL

Lake County Coalition for the Homeless, Libertyville, IL

Lewis and Clark Habitat for Humanity, Collinsville, IL

Mercy Housing Lakefront, Chicago, IL

    • Information Management Specialist – Position filled

NeighborScapes, Harvey, IL

Northwest Christian Community Development Corporation, Rockford, IL

Preservation of Affordable Housing, Chicago, IL

South Suburban Housing Center, Homewood, IL

    • Fair Housing Testing and Outreach VISTA – Position filled

Southland Development Authority NFP, Homewood, IL

Voice of the People in Uptown, Chicago, IL

    • Voice Owners Network Coordinator – Position filled

Housing Counseling Corps

Housing Counseling Corps is an initiative of Housing Action Corps. Housing Counseling Corps members may be placed with housing counseling agencies nationwide and receive customized training and professional development in housing counseling. 

Affordable Housing Centers of Pennsylvania, Philadephia, PA

    • Communications and Outreach Associate – Position filled

Community in Action, Ontario, OR

    • Housing Counseling Outreach Specialist – Position filled

Community Opportunity Alliance, Washington, DC

    • Systems Change VISTA – Position filled

Family Housing Resources, Tucson, AZ

    • Homeownership VISTA – Position filled

Genesis Garden, Macomb, IL

Open Communities, Evanston, IL

Spanish Coalition for Housing, Chicago, IL

    • Research and Financial Literacy VISTA – Position filled

Working in Neighborhoods, Cincinnati, OH

Green Homes Corps

Green Homes Corps is a 2024 initiative of Housing Action Corps. Green Homes Corps members receive customized training and professional development in energy efficiency. 

Senior Services Plus, Alton, IL

    • Home Repair VISTA – Position filled

Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis – Save Our Sons & Sisters Program, East St. Louis, IL