Housing Action Illinois manages a network of 30 full-year AmeriCorps VISTA Members and 30+ Summer Associate VISTAs placed with our member organizations around the state. AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program designed specifically to end poverty. Our VISTAs fill a wide variety of roles, but all are aimed at helping our communities thrive. We’re very proud of what out current and past VISTAs have accomplished.

Host a VISTA

We are now accepting host site applications for both full-year and summer positions. To host a VISTA through our network, you must be a member of Housing Action Illinois. For questions, or to get an application, please email our VISTA Leaders.

The deadline to apply is December 20, 2019.

 To learn more about the process of applying for and hosting a VISTA, join us for a webinar on November 20.

Want to hear from others who have hosted a VISTA? Check out AmeriCorps VISTA supervisor testimonials here.

VISTA Spotlight: Joy at the Chicago Jobs Council

VISTA Spotlight: Joy at the Chicago Jobs Council

After graduating with a Masters in Sociology from Roosevelt University and while awaiting her matriculation into Loyola University’s School of Social Work, Joy Powell hopped onto her computer in May searching for summer opportunities. “I have the summer,...

Farming in the City: A Day of Service in Honor of 9/11

Farming in the City: A Day of Service in Honor of 9/11

Believe it or not, fall is only a few short days away, and even if we aren’t preparing ourselves for it, nature certainly is. When you have plants growing in the middle of the city, sometimes they can use a little extra help, and that’s where Housing...

Tackling Case Management in Ford Heights

Tackling Case Management in Ford Heights

After earning undergraduate degrees in Social Work from Governors State University this spring, Dionna Gordon and Jocelyn James-Moore immediately put their coursework into practice as AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associates at Ford Heights Community Service...

Building the Next Generation of Change Agents

Building the Next Generation of Change Agents

From recent college graduates to retirees, social workers to construction workers, the members of Housing Action Illinois' diverse AmeriCorps VISTA Network are united under one goal: to end poverty by expanding access to affordable housing. “While the...