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Fair HousingTester - Lake and McHenry County Area

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Prairie State Legal Services

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Become a fair housing tester and help stop housing discrimination!

Prairie State Fair Housing Project is looking for testers to help investigate housing discrimination. Following training, testers meet with housing providers and record their interactions in a report. Our staff then reviews and compares reports from various testers to determine if housing discrimination took place. We welcome persons with disabilities and people of all races, colors, ages, ethnicities, and sexual orientations.


  • As a tester you will
    • Receive a stipend and mileage reimbursement each time you participate in a test.
    • Receive fair housing training (and a stipend after completing a practice test) .
    • learn new skills, including report writing.
    • help make your community more inclusive and welcoming.

Basic requirements:

  • testers need to have
    • a state-issued ID
    • authorization to work in the United States
    • access to transportation
    • access to a computer
  • testers cannot have
    • prior felony convictions or convictions of crimes involving fraud or perjury
    • an active real estate license

To request an application or if you have any questions about the program, please contact our testing coordinator Tim Rout at 224-789-8421. We hope to hear from you!

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About Prairie State Legal Services


303 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL 61101, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Prairie State Legal Services, Inc. is to provide or coordinate the delivery of high quality legal services to low-income individuals, families, and groups. The delivery of legal services will be directed to protecting the client's basic human needs including income, shelter, and physical safety; enhancing the client's independence and resolving related legal problems.


Prairie State Legal Services is the only legal services program serving low income persons in the majority of northern and central Illinois, outside of Cook County. Our mission is to help our clients meet their basic human needs, such as housing, healthcare, basic income, and freedom from domestic violence.

Prairie State serves a combination of suburban, mid-size urban and rural counties from twelve offices located in Wheaton, St. Charles, Woodstock, Waukegan, Kankakee, Rockford, Rock Island, Ottawa, Peoria, Galesburg, Bloomington and Joliet. Over 100 employees and hundreds of volunteer private attorneys as well as corporate attorneys from the General Counsel’s offices of Caterpillar, State Farm Insurance, and Deere & Company help over 20,000 households each year.

Advocacy & Human Rights


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325 W. Washington St., #100Waukegan, IL 60085






  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • State-issued ID

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