Next Training - June 5th
23 people are interested
Housing discrimination is rarely as obvious as a door being slammed in someone’s face. More often, housing discrimination is accompanied by a smile and someone wishing you to "have a nice day."
Silver State Fair Housing Council is actively recruiting volunteers who reflect the diversity of our community to be part of our housing discrimination tester program.
Housing discrimination testers are anonymous members of our community who are trained to gather information about housing practices by assuming an assigned role of a prospective home seeker, most often in a rental situation. Volunteers must be able to objectively and accurately report their experiences.
The Federal Fair Housing Act makes it illegal to discriminate in the sale, rental, or financing of housing based on race, color, religion, sex (gender), national origin, familial status (having children under 18 years old), or disability. In addition, Nevada State law prohibits discrimination based on ancestry, sexual orientation, and gender identity/expression. The testing process has been consistently supported by federal courts as a legitimate, necessary method to identify practices of unlawful housing discrimination.
You can become a housing discrimination tester with Silver State Fair Housing Council by attending this three-hour training that provides an overview of fair housing law, reviews the nature and structure of housing discrimination tests, and teaches potential testers how to report on their experiences. Trainings are scheduled on a regular basis in both our Reno and Las Vegas offices. Phone numbers are required when registering.
HUD guidelines preclude persons convicted of a felony or crimes of fraud or perjury from participating in the volunteer program, and require screening for potential conflict of interest. Criminal background checks will be performed on all active volunteers.
Silver State Fair Housing Council2920 S Jones Blvd, Suite 230Las Vegas, NV 89146
- Reading Comprehension
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- This training is 3 hours
- Actual testing times vary from 1-2 hours/test; tests are scheduled based on business needs