Open Communities

About Open Communities


Open Communities (formerly Interfaith Housing Center of the Northern Suburbs) is a leading voice for housing, economic and social justice in north suburban Chicago, working to promote inclusive and diverse communities that are welcoming to all. Founded in 1972 by north suburban residents and congregations, Open Communities is a non-profit, membership-based organization whose programs include: Fair Housing Discrimination Investigation and Education, Foreclosure Prevention Housing Counseling, Landlord/Tenant Advice, Immigrant Leadership Development, affordable housing advocacy, and community organizing.


Current Opportunities at Open Communities

Ongoing Opportunities with Open Communities

We need YOU… to become a Fair Housing Tester!

By becoming a volunteer fair housing tester, you can help us foster a north suburban housing market that’s open to people of all ages, abilities, races, religions, ethnicity and income levels.

Fair housing testers pose as home buyers or renters and report their observations. People of any racial or ethnic group and all physical abilities are encouraged to participate.

Here’s what’s in it for you:
• Fair housing training
• Stipend and travel reimbursement for each completed test
• Knowledge that you’ve helped make your community a more welcoming place.

To ask questions or register, contact Casey Wittekind at 847-501-5760, ext. 501.

Type: Ongoing Opportunity
Good For: Internships, People Over 16, People with Disabilities, Seniors
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