Making a Difference: AmeriCorps VISTA
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.
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.
In 2017, we launched a new program to place Summer Associates with our member organizations throughout Chicago and Illinois for 10 weeks.
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 (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