Eli Gillespie

Eli Gillespie (they/them) joined Housing Action Illinois in May 2024 as a Capacity Building AmeriCorps VISTA Member. Born and raised in Chicago, Eli is passionate about reducing inequality in their community, and they see their work at Housing Action Illinois as an extension of this passion. Prior working here, Eli was an intern at a nonprofit that works to reform the criminal legal system in Illinois.

Eli has a B.A. in History from University of Chicago. They are excited to serve through Housing Action Corps, and they hope to deepen their knowledge of housing justice in this role.