What is a Housing Investigator?
Housing investigators, or Testers, are community members who undergo training and meet with housing providers to determine their housing practices. Testers meet with a rental or sales agent and record the details of their interaction and the information provided on a report form.
Fair Housing Contact Service needs people from ALL backgrounds to be able to most effectively test for compliance with Fair Housing law!
Why become a Tester?
- You are committed to and passionate about civil rights and believe all persons should have equal opportunity to housing of their choice
- You want to help ensure that the Fair Housing laws are working.
Details about being a Housing Investigator
- Position Requirements
- High School Diploma/GED
- At least 18 years old
- Ability to communicate effectively
- Strong attention to detail
- Strong writing skills
- No felony convictions
- Never convicted of fraud, perjury, violent crimes, or drug offenses
- Not currently a Landlord, Property Manager, Realtor, or Housing Provider of any kind
- Commitment to Civil Rights Advocacy
- Testers are NOT employees of FHCS, though Testers are compensated for their time as independent contractors.
- Frequency of conducting tests will vary. FHCS cannot guarantee regular testing opportunities.
An FHCS staff member would be happy to answer your questions or provide additional information about becoming a housing investigator. Please contact our office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 330-376-6191 (toll free 877-376-6191).