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Housing Discrimination Testers (Paid Volunteer) Opportunity

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Housing Rights Center

  • 5 people are interested

Housing Discrimination Testers NEEDED

The Housing Rights Center (HRC) is the largest fair housing agency in California. The HRC is currently recruiting Testers to investigate housing discrimination. Following a training* on Fair Housing laws and test protocol, testers will help uncover differential treatment by inquiring about rental listings and then, reporting their experiences. Testers will receive a stipend for each complete test; stipend amount varies from $15-$30 for telephone investigations and $40-$150 for in-person investigations. Please note that under the current COVID-19 restrictions, we anticipate virtual, phone-based tests to be the norm.

Who are we looking for:

  • Reliable individuals with a flexible schedule, good observational skills and who can ​write clear, objective reports;

  • Individuals who want to get involved in fair housing work.

This is a unique opportunity and you will learn how Federal/state laws are applied to Los Angeles county-wide housing discrimination. If you are interested in the tester position, please contact Hisano Hamada (she/her/hers)at hhamada@housingrightscenter.org. Thank you for your time and hope to hear from many of you soon.

*All prospective testers are required to attend a 3-hour virtual training; trainings are generally held during evening hours (from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.).

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About Housing Rights Center


3255 Wilshire Blvd., Ste 1150, Los Angeles, CA 90010, US

Mission Statement

HRC's mission is to actively support and promote fair housing through education, advocacy and litigation, to the end that all persons have the opportunity to secure the housing they desire and can afford, without discrimination based on their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, familial status, marital status, disability, genetic information, ancestry, age, source of income or other characteristics protected by law.


The Housing Rights Center is a private non-profit funded by cities and counties throughout the Los Angeles area to investigate allegations of housing discrimination.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Homeless & Housing


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This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.





  • Flexibility in scheduling.

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