Steven Johnson joined Housing Action Illinois as a National Service Program Associate in October 2019. He served as an AmeriCorps VISTA Leader with Housing Action in 2018, during which he supported AmeriCorps VISTA members partnered with the Housing Action member organizations throughout the state. Steven looks forward to helping VISTAs grow their leadership skills, find good professional development opportunities, and foster collaboration. Steven has completed six terms of service with AmeriCorps; prior to his work at Housing Action Illinois, Steven served as an AmeriCorps member at City Year San Jose and the American Conservation Experience. He is an avid writer who performs locally at spoken word poetry events and will be publishing a book this fall. Steven was born in Chicago and raised in neighboring Hammond, Indiana, and he attended the Hoosier Youth Challenge Academy.