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...

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...

Available VISTA Positions

We still have VISTA positions open at the following locations! HOPE Fair Housing Center (West Chicago) Housing Authority of Cook County (Chicago Heights) Champaign County Regional Planning Commission (Champaign) DuPage Homeownership Center (Wheaton) Access Living...

2015-2016 VISTA Positions Available

Housing Action Illinois's VISTA program provides Illinois Housing agencies with AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers to help build capacity and eliminate poverty. AmeriCorps VISTA is the nationwide, domestic version of the Peace Corps.  To qualify for AmeriCorps VISTA, you...

Welcome to the 2014-2015 AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers

For the 2014-15 year, Housing Action Illinois is glad to provide the following organizations with 23 VISTA volunteers and to work with Kelcie Lewis, our VISTA Leader who will manage the Illinois Affordable Housing Support Project (IAHSP) out of our office. Access...

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 »