Fair Housing Testing for Pine Tree Legal
I am attaching Pine Tree's Tester File Information form and a letter to go with it. By filling it out and sending it to Pine Tree, a tester begins the process of getting trained and then going out on tests. The training for testers takes 2 or 2.5 hours. Usually, a tester is assigned to contact a landlord for his or her first test immediately after the training. We do the trainings on Saturday mornings at about 10:00 a.m. The stipend for the training is $25.00. Then the tester is paid $30.00 for each completed test. The tester will not be paid the $25.00 if he or she does not complete their test. Under HUD regulations I have to do a criminal background check on each tester, because we cannot use testers who have been convicted of felonies or of fraud of perjury.
Our first general training and test in the Portland area will be held tentatively on Saturday, December 11, 2004. We are looking for 20 testers for the test, and I would love to have some NAACP testers. Let me know if you want me to do more outreach with NAACP members. Thanks for being a conduit in the process of getting testers.
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