Each year, Housing Action matches AmeriCorps members with community-based organizations across Illinois. AmeriCorps is a national service program that connects people and organizations to help end poverty and strengthen communities.

AmeriCorps members take on a variety of roles at their host organizations, all aimed at helping our communities thrive. They expand the scale of programs and services, implement new projects, and build capacity to further the long-term sustainability of anti-poverty programs at their host organizations.

Since 2010, Housing Action has managed a network of AmeriCorps members in the VISTA program. AmeriCorps members serve at their host organizations for a full year or for eight to ten weeks as a Summer Associate (June through August). Most of our positions are located in Illinois, but AmeriCorps members in our Housing Counseling Corps can serve with housing counseling agencies nationwide.

If you’re passionate about housing justice and interested in serving as an AmeriCorps member, or if you know someone who might be, take a look at the various host sites and their postings. We’ll be updating our list as more open for applications. If you have any questions, please email our AmeriCorps team.

To apply, click on the position links below and submit an application through the AmeriCorps portal. We also accept applications through our Quick Application. For assistance using the AmeriCorps portal, read detailed instructions on how to apply.

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2023-2024 AmeriCorps Positions

Updated August 2023

* Positions marked with an asterisk are part of our Housing Counseling Corps and will receive additional training and post-service employment opportunities in the housing counseling field.

Full-Year AmeriCorps Positions (August 2023-August 2024)

The application period for full-year AmeriCorps positions has ended.

Affordable Housing Centers of Pennsylvania, Philadephia, PA

    • Housing Counseling Community Outreach VISTA * – position filled

Belmont Housing Resources for Western New York, Buffalo, NY

    • Housing Counseling and Communications VISTA * – position filled

Chicago Furniture Bank, Chicago, IL

    • Volunteer Engagement VISTA (2) – position filled

Claretian Associates, Chicago, IL

    • Affordable Housing Development VISTA – position filled

Community Partners for Affordable Housing, Libertyville

    • Property Management VISTA – position filled

Connections for the Homeless, Evanston

    • Community Education Coordinator VISTA – position filled

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Savannah Area, Savannah, GA

    • Housing Counseling & Outreach VISTA * – position filled
    • Business Development VISTA * – position filled

Family Housing Resources, Tucson, AZ

    • Homeownership Education & Counseling VISTA * – position filled

Garfield Park Community Council, Chicago

    • Data & Evaluation Associate VISTA – position filled

Genesis Garden, Macomb

    • Community Engagement VISTA – position filled

Habitat for Humanity of DeKalb County, Sycamore

Habitat for Humanity of DuPage County and Chicago South Suburbs, Wheaton

    • Research & Data Analyst VISTA – position filled
    • Faith Outreach Specialist VISTA – position filled
    • Donor Database Specialist VISTA 
    • Operations Analyst VISTA – position filled
    • Volunteer Coordinator VISTA – position filled 
    • Logistics Coordinator VISTA – position filled 
    • Restore Marketing & Communications VISTA – position filled
    • Grants Development VISTA – position filled

Habitat for Humanity of Will County, Joliet

HOPE Fair Housing, Wheaton

Housing Forward, Maywood

Housing Action Illinois, Chicago

    • Communications & Outreach VISTA – position filled

Housing Foundation of America, Greensboro, NC

    • Housing Counseling VISTA * – position filled

Lake County Coalition for the Homeless, Libertyville

Mercy Housing Lakefront, Chicago

    • Information Management Specialist (2) – position filled

Nevada Legal Services, Las Vegas, NV

    • Foreclosure Mitigation and Outreach VISTA * – position filled

Northern Illinois Regional Affordable Community Housing (NI ReACH), Rockford

    • Eviction Prevention Service Coordinator – position filled

One Level, Decatur

    • Community Change Agent VISTA  – position filled

Open Communities, Evanston

    • Fair Housing VISTA – position filled

PADS Lake County, Waukegan

Respond Now, Park Forest

    • Housing Counseling Outreach VISTA * – position filled

Share Our Spare, Chicago

Spanish Coalition for Housing, Chicago

    • Financial Literacy Development VISTA – position filled 

Territory NFP, Chicago

    • Real Estate Development VISTA – position filled

Unity Parenting & Counseling, Chicago

Working in Neighborhoods, Cincinnati, OH

    • ​​Economic Learning VISTA * – position filled

Summer AmeriCorps Positions (June-August 2023)

The application period for summer AmeriCorps positions has ended.

Architreasures, Chicago

    • Program Associate
    • Development Associate

Centro Romero, Chicago

    • Fundraising Associate
    • Youth Program Associate

City of Decatur – Community Development Department, Decatur

    • Abandonment to Rehab Program Summer Associate

Cornerstone CDC, Ford Heights

    • HUB Case Manager Summer Associate 

Garfield Park Community Council, Chicago

    • Garden and Market Associate

Genesis Garden, Macomb

    • Social Media & Donation Coordinator

Habitat for Humanity of DuPage, Wheaton

    • Grants Summer Associate
    • Research & Data Summer Associate 
    • Construction Crew Leader 

Habitat for Humanity of Lake County, Waukegan

    •  Volunteer Coordinator
    •  Construction Crew Leader 
    •  ReStore Associate

Habitat for Humanity of Will County, Joliet

    • Construction Volunteers Leader Summer Associate

Housing Forward, Maywood

    • Data Support Specialist Summer Associate

Housing Foundation of America, Greensboro, NC

    • Homebuyer & Financial Education Summer Associate *

Mercy Housing Lakefront, Chicago

    •  Youth Coordinator Summer Associate 

Nevada Legal Services, Las Vegas, NV

    • Foreclosure Mitigation and Outreach Summer Associate *