Recognition for Going Green in Bloomington

Back to main blog page » In November of 2016, Mid Central Community Action, Inc. (MCCA) was nominated for a McLean County Chamber of Commerce Green Excellence award. When we heard of the nomination, we were all very excited and honored. We have been working very hard...

Building Change in Rockford: ZION Development

Back to main blog page » BREAKING IT DOWN: THE ACRONYMS AND THE MISSION ZION Development Corporation (ZDC) is a community development corporation (CDC) of Rockford Illinois that was founded as an offshoot of the Zion Lutheran Church’s (ZLC) outreach programs in 1982....

VISTA to VISTA: Ed and Alfreda on Expectations and Broadening Horizons

Back to main blog page »   VISTA to VISTA is a recurring feature where our VISTAs interview each other about their perspectives, experiences, and challenges. Alfreda Baran (Mercy Housing Lakefront) and Ed Luna (Center for Changing Lives) got together on January...

February VISTA Happenings

Back to main blog page » Events, deadlines, holidays, and other important dates for the VISTA...

Why We Volunteer on MLK Day

Back to main blog page » Every year, thousands of Americans volunteer on January 16th as a sign of respect and admiration for the work and dedication of Dr. King’s philanthropy and activism, which inspired a nation to demand change. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was only...

Welcome!

Back to main blog page » Welcome to Housing Action Illinois’ new VISTA blog! For about a year, Housing Action Illlinois’ VISTA program has been distributing a monthly newsletter, the VISTA Insider. It’s been a helpful way for current VISTA members to engage and learn...

A Tribute to 9/11 and AmeriCorps

by Tanya Burgess Never Forget. A creed adapted for a tragedy that demanded remembrance, and what better way to remember than to serve? On September 11th, 2001 four passenger airliners were hijacked by terrorists. Two of the planes were crashed into the North and South...

Now Recruiting for AmeriCorps VISTA Positions!

If you are interest in applying to be a 2016- 2017 AmeriCorps VISTA member through our Illinois Affordable Housing Support Project, click here. To learn more about the Illinois Affordable Housing Support Project, click here. For any questions about IAHSP or the...

VISTA Positions Available: Start Service in November

We still have VISTA positions open at the following locations with start dates in November! These sites are: Access Living DuPage Homeownership Center Housing Authority of Cook County HOPE Fair Housing Center Mid Central Community Action ZION Development Corporation...

The Illinois Affordable Housing Support Project

Housing Action Illinois manages 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 our VISTA network »