Making a Difference: AmeriCorps VISTA

We are now accepting applications for our 2018-2019 full-year AmeriCorps VISTAs and 2018 Summer Associate VISTAs! Check back soon for additional postings and email our VISTA Leaders to learn more.

As part of our work to expand the capacity of our member organizations and end housing instability in Illinois, Housing Action Illinois manages a network of 24 AmeriCorps VISTAs placed with our member organizations throughout the state.

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 and stay up to date by reading our blog, The VISTA Insider.

Are you a current VISTA looking for resources and support? Head this way.


Full-Year VISTAs

At the moment, we have 24 full-year VISTAs in our 2017 – 2018 cohort, all of whom are 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. Apply now »

Summer VISTAs

In 2017, we launched a new program to place Summer Associates with our member organizations throughout Chicago and Illinois for 10 weeks. Apply now »

Thinking about becoming a VISTA?

If you are interested in learning about VISTA opportunities and Housing Action’s VISTA Network, please 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.