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SOUTH SUBURBAN HOUSING CENTER

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It's like objective mystery shopping and for a good cause!

Testers help us investigate housing discrimination, are paid per test, and work on an as-needed basis.

Testers will pose as a person interested in renting or buying an apartment/home. Followed up by writing an objective narrative of their interaction with the housing provider.

Due to COVID, testing is being conducted virtually until further notice.

If you are interested, click the 'I Want to Help' button or email Emily at emily@southsuburban.net

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About SOUTH SUBURBAN HOUSING CENTER

Location:

18220 HARWOOD AVE STE 1, HOMEWOOD, IL 60430, US

Mission Statement

South Suburban Housing Center is dedicated to the promotion of a unitary housing market that: eliminates discrimination based on race or other protected group status; and fosters stable, long-term diverse communities. To achieve this purpose, SSHC operates a host of Fair Housing Enforcement, Housing Counseling and Education and Outreach programs throughout the communities in its primary south Chicago metropolitan service area, as well as other underserved areas throughout Illinois and northwest Indiana that seek our assistance.

Description

SSHC fights housing discrimination by promoting equal housing, lending and home insurance opportunities for all people, through education, research, outreach, enforcement, training and advocacy. Specifically, SSHC engages in activities designed to encourage fair housing practices through nationwide educational efforts; assists persons who believe they have been victims of housing discrimination; provides counseling and referral services for persons seeking housing; identifies barriers to fair housing that counteract discriminatory housing practices; works with elected and governmental representatives to protect and improve fair housing laws; and takes all appropriate and necessary action to ensure that fair housing laws are properly, fairly and affirmatively enforced throughout Chicago’s South and Southwest Suburbs.

Homeless & Housing
Justice & Legal
Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • English
  • Spanish
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Acting

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • The time commitment depends on the assignment. The most time consuming aspect of fair housing testing is the written narrative portion.
  • Required to attend a virtual training and complete a background check. Federal grant requirements restrict persons with real estate licenses and persons with felonies from participating.

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