We are currently recruiting for full-year and summer AmeriCorps VISTAs as part of the Housing Action Illinois VISTA Network. Listed below are the host site organizations where each position is located and a brief description of the VISTA project. Please click on the individual links for the full description and to apply. Email our VISTA Leaders if you have questions or would like more information.

Full-Year VISTA Positions

See individual listings for start dates and deadlines for applications.

AmeriCorps VISTA is a national service program designed specifically to end poverty, and our full-year VISTA members commit to serve communities across Illinois full-time for a year. They fill a wide variety of roles, but all are aimed at ending poverty and helping communities by expanding and improving the availability of decent, affordable, accessible housing in Illinois.

All Chicago – Diversion Program Coordinator 
The VISTA will coordinate capacity-building activities to expand SOAR, Eviction Diversion, and access to employment resources within the Chicago homeless services system.

Alliance to End Homelessness in Suburban Cook County – Special Projects Associate 
The Alliance seeks a Special Projects Associate who is interested in working to end homelessness. Projects involve communications, client engagement, and managing a housing project.

Center for Changing Lives – Organizing & Communications Coach 
The Organizing & Communications Coach, working with the Leadership, Policy, and Development Teams, will use writing, organizing, and research skills to enhance CCL’s meso- and macro-level work.

Center for Disability and Elder Law – Housing Prevention Coordinator 
CDEL Housing Preservation Coordinator will support CDEL in organizing CDEL’s housing program and help in outreach, program planning and implementation.

DuPage Habitat for Humanity – ReStore Resource Development
Help our ReStore build its capacity and capabilities by helping to improve our donations and volunteer base. Work with a fast growing organization and make a real difference in your community.

DuPage Habitat for Humanity – Neighborhood Revitalization Specialist  
Come and be part of Housing Action Illinois VISTA Team and give back to residents of DuPage County one handshake at a time.

H.O.M.E. – Housing Support Specialist 
The VISTA will develop social programming with and for H.O.M.E.’s intergenerational residents through a sustainable process; engage neighborhood groups; and streamline applicant communications.


LUCHA – Community Outreach Coordinator
Self-motivated, enthusiastic and community-driven individual. Represent LUCHA and work with the team to develop and implement initiatives that inform about services and engage potential clients.

NW HomeStart – Regional Outreach Coordinator
Our Regional Outreach Coordinator will expand our outreach to the low income population in the region, and will produce an analysis of next steps for our Community Development coalition of partners.

Spanish Coalition for Housing – Development & Programs Analyst  Development and Programs Analyst with an interest in Community and Economic Development, primary focus on Housing to join industry leader in affordable housing sector, data analysis and social impact.

Spanish Coalition for Housing – Community Outreach Coordinator  
Community and Outreach Coordinator with an interest in Community and Economic Development, primary focus on Housing to join industry leader in affordable housing sector and social impact.