Jobs

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Housing Research & Advocacy Center. The Housing Center is currently accepting applications for the following position(s):

Fair Housing Tester

The Housing Research & Advocacy Center, a fair housing agency, is currently recruiting testers to help detect and investigate housing discrimination throughout Cuyahoga and Lorain Counties.

What is fair housing testing?
Testing is a means of gathering evidence to show whether housing discrimination is taking place.

How do you test housing discrimination?
Fair housing testers typically pretend to be looking for an apartment or buying a house. They may call and/or go in person to see about a vacancy. Then they fill out a detailed report documenting the interaction. For many years, fair housing programs around the country have used testers to investigate cases of discrimination.

Why You Should Be a Tester?
Testers help fight housing discrimination. Tester reports may serve as evidence for victims of housing discrimination. Testing helps people live wherever they so choose, free of discrimination. As employees, Testers are paid for each completed test.

The Housing Center needs your help!
A successful testing program requires diversity. We need people comprising the full spectrum of humanity including, but not limited to: race, color, national origin, ability, age and gender.

The Housing Center is recruiting individuals who are interested in conducting testing to serve as part-time-as-needed seasonal employees. We typically conduct tester training sessions 2‐3 times per year. If you are interested in becoming a tester or would like more information, please contact Lenore Healy, Research Associate, at lhealy@thehousingcenter.org or 216‐361‐9240, Ext. 206.

Thank you!

The Housing Research & Advocacy Center’s mission is to promote fair housing and diverse communities, and
to work to eliminate housing discrimination in Northeast Ohio by providing effective research, education, and advocacy.