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Position Title: Fair Housing Tester
Status: Temporary, part-time, as needed basis
Salary: Flat compensation of $55.00 per completed phone test, $110.00 (+ mileage) per completed in-person test
Schedule: Variable, as-needed, zero hours/test assignments guaranteed
The Disability Law Center (DLC) is looking for people who are interested in serving as testers in its Fair Housing Testing Program. The DLC is charged with investigating certain types of housing discrimination complaints across in the State of Utah. Federal and State fair housing laws prohibit discriminatory practices in any housing industry related business or transaction.
While blatant acts of housing discrimination occur, more often the discrimination is subtle and hard to discover. Testing is one of the most important tools fair housing agencies, housing advocacy groups and others interested in fair housing, use to uncover discrimination.
One of the most vital tools of our investigatory process is the fair housing tester. The DLC follows up complaints by creating testing situations—that is, simulations of housing transactions—to uncover violations of the fair housing laws.
What we look for in a tester:
- Ability to follow instructions, remember details, memorize
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Attention to detail and accuracy
- Dependable and able to complete tester assignments in a timely manner
- Good active listening and observation skills
- Enjoy engaging in role play and are able to act the role of a home seeker in a variety of situations
- Able to be reached by cell phone/email
- Understand the importance of confidentiality and objectivity
- Willingness to travel as needed
- People who want to get involved in a worthy cause and make a difference!
- Testers cannot be licensed attorneys
- Testers cannot be licensed real estate agents or have any conflicts of interest within real estate or lending (i.e. owning multiple rental properties, mortgage brokers, leasing agents, etc.)
- Testers must not have prior felony convictions or convictions of crimes involving fraud or perjury (pursuant to Title 24: Housing and Urban Development, Subtitle B: Regulations Relating to Housing and Urban Development: Subchapter A: Fair Housing, Part 125: Fair Housing Initiatives Program; 125,107 (a))