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Fair Housing Specialist

Metro Fair Housing Services
Atlanta, Georgia
Salary Range: $35,000 - $45,000
Closing date
Apr 11, 2023

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Focus Areas
Civil Rights / Advocacy, Housing / Shelter
Job Function
Advocacy / Lobbying, Legal
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level

Educational Requirements:  Advanced degree in Public Policy, Urban Affairs, J.D., a related field or commensurate experience. At least three years of successful experience in Fair Housing preferred.

Salary Range:   $35,000 - $45,000

General Responsibilities

The Fair Housing Specialist is responsible for contractual Enforcement and related Fair Housing program activities and reports directly to the Director of Enforcement.  The FHS is responsible for:  implementing the Testing Program, coordinating systemic and complaint-based tests; and, recruiting, training and retaining testers with the goal of investigating and challenging systemic housing discrimination and residential segregation. 

Essential Functions

  • Designs, coordinates, assigns and analyzes tests to investigate bona fide complaints and systemic audits; determines next steps  
  • Sets up and conducts fair housing trainings utilizing approved methodologies for testing housing discrimination complaints in the areas of rental, sales, lending, accessibility, and insurance
  • Maintains detailed automated and hard-copy case records
  • Prepares and presents accurate and reliable summaries of findings, recommendations and relevant statistical data
  • Identifies appropriate findings in testing for referral to the Director of Enforcement Recruits testers; assists in conducting community outreach and related strategies designed to provide information about fair housing rights and attract fair housing testers
  • Develops and implements initiatives that engage and otherwise encourage tester retention
  • Updates Enforcement Manual and tester database, as required
  • Prepares monthly/quarterly/annual reports to meet reporting requirements of  management, Board of Directors, local jurisdictions and federal contracts as required regarding all testing, investigation, and tester training activity

Marginal Functions

  • Assists in coordinating conferences and in-service trainings
  • Represents Metro Fair Housing Services, Inc. in outside meetings and seminars, as required
  • Shares in organizational development and administrative tasks, as required
  • Performs related assignments, as required


  • Demonstrated Commitment to Civil Rights and Fair Housing issues
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local fair housing, fair lending and accessibility laws
  • Knowledge of local housing market, real estate and mortgage lending procedures and practices
  • Excellent project management skills; ability to set priorities, manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines
  • Ability to supervise, train and motivate others
  • Ability to empower others, engage in continuous learning initiatives
  • Available to work some evenings, weekends
  • Ability to maintain and report accurate time/attendance documentation
  • Proficiency with searching for and extracting information from the internet, including census data, property records, etc.
  • Computer literate, hardware and software (Microsoft Office – Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Advanced ability to speak, read and write in English
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with a minimum of supervision; self starter and self motivated
  • Ability to work effectively with executive level professionals
  • Ability to relate comfortably and respectfully to people of different racial, ethnic, social and economic backgrounds

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter, resume to: jobs@metrofairhousing[dot]com

Please use "Fair Housing Specialist" in the subject line of your email.

Cover letter and Resume acceptance will remain open until April 11, 2023.

Metro Fair Housing Services, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer


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