Do you want where you live to reflect your community? Do you want to assure that people are not denied housing because of their sexual orientation or gender identity? Where you live is your choice… Help make Fair Housing a reality for your community!
Westchester Residential Opportunities (WRO) is a nonprofit housing counseling agency, established in 1968, whose mission is to promote equal, affordable and accessible housing throughout our region.
Funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Westchester Residential Opportunities, Inc. Fair Housing Testing Program
WRO is a HUD-Certified fair housing agency charged with investigating housing discrimination complaints in the Lower Hudson Valley and uncovering unfair housing patterns and practices. One of the most vital tools of our investigatory process is the fair housing tester.
After we receive a complaint, how do we prove that illegal discrimination actually occurred? After all, we are not there to witness the transaction.
WRO follows up complaints by creating testing situations – that is, simulations of housing transactions – to uncover violations of the fair housing laws. Testers make appointments to visit apartments or homes and then submit written reports about their experiences. Testers are compensated for travel expenses and receive a stipend for time spent testing and writing reports.
What are we looking for in a tester?
- People who have access to transportation
- People who enjoy engaging in role play
- People of varied backgrounds and ages
- People who can give a few hours during the day and/or evening, on weekdays and/or weekends
- People who can be reached by cell phone
- People who want to get involved in a worthy cause and make a difference!
If you are interested or would like more information on these positions, call (914) 428-4507 x341.