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Fair Housing Tester - Winnebago, Boone, and Stephenson Counties

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ORGANIZATION: Prairie State Legal Services

  • 47 people are interested

Help Stop Housing Discrimination - become a PAID volunteer tester!

Prairie State Fair Housing Project is looking for volunteer testers to help investigate housing discrimination. Following training, testers meet with housing providers and record their experience 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.

Basic requirements:

Basic requirements:

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

Benefits:

  • As a volunteer tester you will
    • help make your community more inclusive and welcoming
    • learn new skills, including report writing
    • receive a stipend and travel reimbursement each time you help with a test

If you are interested, please contact Jennifer Cuevas at jcuevas@pslegal.org or 815-668-4412.

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About Prairie State Legal Services

Location:

303 N. Main Street Suite 600, Rockford, IL 61101, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Prairie State Legal Services is to ensure equal access to justice and fair treatment under the law by providing legal advice and representation, advocacy, education, and outreach that serve to protect basic human needs and enforce or uphold rights. Prairie State envisions a community where all low-income, elderly and vulnerable people have ready access to legal services to meet their basic needs and where everyone knows, understands and can exercise their rights and be treated fairly in their pursuit of justice.

Description

Equal Access to Justice
Every day, people across Illinois are denied the basic rights to which they are entitled under the law simply because they can’t afford a lawyer. It’s our mission to change that.

Prairie State Legal Services provides free legal help to people who need it most and can afford it least.

The availability of civil legal aid can make all the difference to our neighbors who are fighting to stay in their homes, escape domestic violence, secure benefits for veterans or people with disabilities, or address many other legal challenges that go to the heart of their security and well-being.

Approximately 690,000 people in our service area live in poverty. They have families, hopes and dreams. They are your neighbors. They live in the communities you call home. Our communities are a better place for all of us when help is available when it’s needed.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Race & Ethnicity
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

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WHERE

303 N. Main StreetSuite # 600Rockford, IL 61101

(42.27327,-89.09273)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

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

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