We are currently recruiting for full-year AmeriCorps VISTA Members 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 application deadlines.
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.
Centro Romero – Digital Data Officer VISTA
This VISTA will learn how to ask for money, cultivate donors, become an expert in a database program, and learn in a welcoming work environment. This is a good fit for those looking to begin a fundraising career within a diverse community.
City of Rockford – Homeless Verification & Affordable Housing Research VISTA
This VISTA will work with the City of Rockford’s homeless department to research a better system for verifying the homeless status of clients and to assist in developing affordable housing units for people who are experiencing homelessness.
DuPage Habitat for Humanity – Neighborhood Revitalization Program VISTA
This VISTA will expand and maintain community relationships, conduct outreach, and assist with evaluating summer programs and special events.
Facing Forward – Development & Communications VISTA
This VISTA will engage Facing Forward’s supporters and potential partners through external marketing, communications and outreach efforts. This is a good fit for a creative individual with a passion for ending homelessness.
Garfield Park Community Center – Communications Associate VISTA
The Garfield Park Community Council is seeking a Communications Associate to build the capacity of its communications and housing programs to engage residents in East and West Garfield Park.
Heartland Housing – Resident Engagement Coordinator VISTA
This VISTA is responsible for working with residents on developing leadership skills and community-focused projects, and strengthening Heartland Housing’s resource network to help secure services for residents.
Hesed House – Housing & Mental Health Staff Training VISTA
This VISTA will expand Hesed House’s staff training modules by turning raw training material into easily accessible computer modules and will further expand the network of trainings by researching new areas of need.
HOPE Fair Housing Center – 2020-2021 Downstate Illinois Fair Housing VISTA
This VISTA will raise awareness and grow accessibility of resources to communities, families, and individuals affected by housing discrimination.
Housing Forward – Coalition Liaison and Program Associate VISTA
This VISTA will build capacity in two ways: by creating more efficient and effective operating processes, and through coordination of a local coalition that aims to eradicate homelessness.
Lake County Housing Authority – Landlord Outreach Specialist VISTA
This VISTA is tasked with growing the number of affordable housing units available in Lake County by maintaining & expanding landlord participation in the Lake County HCV program.
NeighborScapes – Communications and Development Coordinator VISTA
This VISTA will create a communication and development strategy that amplifies public awareness of NeighborScapes’ work and inspires giving from donors.
Northside Community Development Corporation – Development and Communications VISTA
This VISTA will support Northside Community Development Corporation’s rental and business counseling staff to ensure clients achieve a positive outcome and the organization is able to build and strengthen relationships with referral partners.
Spanish Coalition for Housing – Community and Outreach Coordinator VISTA
This VISTA will have an interest in Community and Economic Development, focusing housing to join industry leaders in the affordable housing sector and social impact.
Winnebago County Housing Authority – Housing Retention Support Coordinator VISTA
This VISTA will work within Winnebago County Housing Authority’s subsidized housing complexes to create a program to prevent eviction whenever possible.