The Denver Metro Fair Housing Center needs your help to obtain information about housing practices in our area. On-call volunteer testers are needed to play the role of homeseekers in order to gather information about the availability of housing. Testers receive a stipend for completed tests along with travel reimbursement.
What is testing?
Fair housing testing provides an objective means to determine whether prospective renters or buyers are treated differently because of their protected class status in violation of fair housing laws. In a basic test, two individuals similarly situated in most respects other than the protected class variable being tested, are sent to the same rental or sales office. Each tester then provides a detailed written report about the experience to DMFHC staff.
Who can be a tester?
Individuals of every race, ability, religion, etc. are needed in order to conduct investigations. Testers must be reliable and objective, and must be willing to commit 2-3 hours for each test. To become a tester, individuals must be over the age of 18 and must first complete a three hour training and a practice test.
How do I apply?
If you are interested in learning more about how you can help fight discrimination in our community, please complete the Tester Application Form. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Denver Metro Fair Housing Center at 720-279-4291.
The Denver Metro Fair Housing Center (DMFHC) is a nonprofit organization located in Metro Denver dedicated to eliminating housing discrimination and to promote housing choice for all people through education, advocacy, and enforcement of fair housing laws.
DMFHC relies on grant funding from state and federal grants, private fair housing enforcement action, and private donations. If you would like to make a tax-deductable donation please contact DMFHC at 720-279-4291 or donate instantly through PayPal below.