Making a Difference: VISTA

We’re currently recruiting for nearly 30 full-time AmeriCorps VISTA positions and 34 paid summer positions with our member organizations throughout Chicago and Illinois.

Housing Action Illinois manages the Illinois Affordable Housing Support Project, a network of nearly 30 AmeriCorps VISTAs placed with our member organizations.

AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program designed specifically to fight poverty, and our VISTA members commit to serve our communities full-time for a year. They fill a wide variety of roles, but all are aimed at fighting poverty and helping communities by expanding and improving the availability of decent, affordable, accessible housing in Illinois. Learn more about AmeriCorps VISTA »


At the moment, we have nearly 30 VISTAs working to alleviate poverty with our partner organizations. We’re very proud of our current and past VISTAs, and we can go on and on about their accomplishments if you’ll let us.

Learn more and stay up to date by reading our blog, The VISTA Insider, and liking IAHSP on Facebook.

Are you a current VISTA looking for resources and support? We’ve got you covered.

Thinking about becoming a VISTA?

If you are interested in learning about VISTA opportunities and The Illinois Affordable Housing Support Project, please check our current openings. Feel free to email our VISTA Leaders ( with any questions.

Want to host a VISTA?

Check out our FAQ for interested organizations, read testimonials from VISTA supervisors at our host sites, and email our VISTA Leaders ( to learn more.