Become a VISTA!

Join our 2019-20 network of full-year and summer AmeriCorps VISTAs to fight poverty and end homelessness all across Illinois.

Making a Difference: AmeriCorps VISTA

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.

Membership & Development VISTA

Membership & Development VISTA

We’re looking for someone passionate about housing justice who will build relationships among housing nonprofits, gather stories about homelessness and affordable housing, and diversify our funding. About Housing Action Illinois Housing Action Illinois is a statewide...

AmeriCorps VISTA Leader

AmeriCorps VISTA Leader

Job Summary Our 2019 VISTA Leader will be passionate about housing justice, eager to support changemakers already working in the community, and interested in recruiting new VISTA members who are a good fit for a term of service. The Leader will help us train and...

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...