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AmeriCorps VISTA

Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps VISTA programs mobilize Fellows and Community Advocates/Organizers for a one-year term to help preserve affordable housing and bring individuals and communities out of poverty.

Equal Justice Works sponsors two AmeriCorps VISTA programs:

  • VISTA Affordable Housing Preservation Project (VAHPP) focuses on preserving, maintaining, and improving Project-Based Section 8 housing across the country.
  • VISTA Tenant Engagement and Community Economic Development Project (TECDev) aims to address the needs of tenants who live in Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) Component I properties. Fellows and Community Advocates help tenants advocate on issues related to housing, education, employment, crime prevention, public health, youth development, and other areas.

AmeriCorps VISTA programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Applications for AmeriCorps VISTA are no longer being accepted. You can find a list of organizations currently hosting VISTA Fellows and Community Advocates/Organizers below.

Contact Kristen Uhler-McKeown at [email protected] to learn more.

Meet Our Fellows

Read about the Fellows and Community Advocates/Organizers who are serving in our VISTA programs to preserve affordable housing.

Host Organizations

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Programs
  • AmeriCorps VISTA

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

NEW YORK / New York

Programs
  • AmeriCorps VISTA

Pittsburgh Community Reinvestment Group

PENNSYLVANIA / Pittsburgh

Programs
  • AmeriCorps VISTA

Chicago Housing Initiative

ILLINOIS / Chicago

Programs
  • AmeriCorps VISTA

Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida

FLORIDA / Daytona Beach, Orlando

Programs
  • AmeriCorps VISTA
  • Design Your Own Fellowship
  • Disaster Recovery Legal Corps

Housing Rights Committee of San Francisco

CALIFORNIA / San Francisco

Programs
  • AmeriCorps VISTA

Meet Our Fellows

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Gabriel Fletcher

Host: Ohio Justice & Policy Center

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime

Current Fellow

Candice Smith Kellogg

Host: Legal Aid of Arkansas

Sponsor: U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime

Current Fellow

Casey Trupin

Casey Trupin

Host: Columbia Legal Services

Sponsor: AT&T

Ana Laurel

Host: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, Inc.

Sponsor: Disaster Recovery Legal Corps

Current Fellow

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