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Help Stop Discrimination in Housing!

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ORGANIZATION: Austin Tenants' Council

  • 186 people are interested

Austin Tenants Council conducts projects regarding housing discrimination throughout the year, which require volunteer participation. Volunteers come from ALL members of the community.

Volunteers pose as a tester (prospective renter or home buyer) to objectively gather and report information about the availability of housing. Testers are "secret shoppers" in housing. Due to Covid-19, communications with housing providers are limited to phone interactions. Candidates will receive free virtual web training to become a Fair Housing Tester for the Fair Housing Program. This is a great opportunity for persons 18 and older, service learners, or people who just want to give back to the community by supporting claims of discrimination.

Contact me at Giovanni Zamora at Giovanni@housing-rights.org to Help stop Discrimination in Housing!

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About Austin Tenants' Council

Location:

205 Chicon, Austin, TX 78702, US

Mission Statement

Austin Tenants Council ensures housing stability by rectifying Fair Housing Act violations and empowering tenants to exercise their rights through mediation, advocacy, and education.

Description

Austin Tenants' Council (ATC) programs address many areas of housing needs, which include housing discrimination, landlord/tenant education and information, housing repair and rehabilitation. ATC offers no legal advice.

FAIR HOUSING PROGRAM (FHP) - This program helps any person in the Austin area who has been discriminated against in housing. The FHP investigates complaints and coordinates legal services to assist victims of discrimination when their rights under state and federal fair housing laws have been violated. TELEPHONE COUNSELING - Trained advocates answer tenant-landlord questions and make appropriate referrals. IN-HOUSE COUNSELING - Counseling information and materials are provided to clients in need of more in-depth assistance. Due to covid-19, we are not performing in-house counseling. CRISIS INTERVENTION -- Advocates mediate on behalf of tenants to resolve emergencies that threaten their housing. RENTAL REPAIR ASSISTANCE - The Renters' Rights Assistance Program helps low-income renters enforce their rights for repairs through advocacy and mediation. LEASE FORMS - ATC sells lease packets and brochures describing landlord and tenant rights and responsibilities to landlords for a small fee.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Homeless & Housing
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Research
  • Public Advocacy
  • Community Outreach
  • Advocacy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • There is no time commitment! Inactive or Active
  • OBJECTIVITY, UNBIASED, DETAIL ORIENTED

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