Making a Difference: AmeriCorps VISTA
We’re still recruiting for some of our full-time AmeriCorps VISTA positions. This summer, we also managed a network of nearly 30 Summer Associates placed with our member organizations throughout Chicago and Illinois for 10 weeks.
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 end 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 ending 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.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com) to learn more.
Current Host Sites
Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County • Center For Changing Lives • CEFS Economic Opportunity Corporation • Chicago Coalition for the Homeless • Chicago Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law • Chicago Rehab Network • Claretian Associates • Corporation for Supportive Housing • HomeStart • Heartland Housing • Heartland Alliance • Hesed House • Housing Action Illinois • John Marshall Law School Fair Housing Legal Clinic • Lake County Coalition for the Homeless • Latin United Community Housing Association • Lawyers Committee For Better Housing • Mercy Housing Lakefront • METEC Resource Center • Mid Central Community Action • Northwest Side Housing Center • Open Communities • Resources for Community Living • Respond Now • Spanish Coalition for Housing • Zion Development