|Age Limit||18 and up|
The Austin Tenants’ Council needs your help in gathering information about housing practices in Austin. Volunteers are needed who can objectively gather and report information about the availability of housing while posing as a prospective renter or homebuyer. Testers receive training and a stipend for completed tests along with reimbursement for actual costs such as mileage.
Fair housing testing provides an objective means to determine whether prospective renters or buyers are treated differently in violation of the Fair Housing Act. Testers are matched based on income, credit history, and other factors relevant to the home buying or leasing process. The seven protected classes identified under the Fair Housing Act are race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual harassment), religion, disability, and familial status.
Background check required. Disqualifiers include felony convictions and any conviction related to perjury or misrepresentation.
|Parking Details||Free parking available in front of Austin Tenants' Council office building.|
|Causes||Advocacy Persons with Disabilities Homeless & Housing Legal Services LGBTQ+ Race & Ethnicity Gender|
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