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2016 Analysis of Impediments: Disability challenges and opportunities

IMG_5712IHFA and the Department of Commerce hosted a discussion among some of Idaho’s most knowledgable experts on access and disability to inform the 2016 Analysis of Impediments, or AI. Folks from around the state had a chance to weigh in on the persistent barriers to access, opportunities for more inclusive communities and programs, and concrete steps we can all take to make Idaho a better place for all residents.

Big thanks to Jen Garner from BBC Research and Consulting, the contractor for the current AI. The AI serves as both an assessment of conditions and provides a set of guidelines for state and local government, housing providers and community leaders moving forward. Look for a final AI in late 2016.

HUD’s Proposed Rule for Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

HUD’s new Proposed Rule for Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) is coming to a jurisdiction near you. As in the past, there will be challenges in the implementation of the new rules, not least of which will involve differences among Participating Jurisdictions, or PJs. Below are a few links of interest to PJs in Idaho.

Proposed AFFH Assessment Tools

https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/affh/proposed-tools/

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2016 Fair Housing Month Calendar

Idaho Fair Housing Month Training Opportunities

Boise, ID April 5th and 6th (see below for additional dates and locations)

The Idaho Fair Housing Forum, U.S. Attorney’s Office, HUD and Intermountain Fair Housing Council are hosting a Fair Housing Celebration and Workshop focused on Basic Fair Housing topics on April 5, 2016, and April 6, 2016.

Featuring Idaho’s U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson and HUD’s Kristina Miller among others, the workshop will focus on the Fair Housing Act, Support Animals and Reasonable Accommodations, Addressing Hate Acts Under Federal Law and Fair Housing Compliance from a Housing Provider Attorney Perspective.  The event is offered as either an on-site training at Boise City Hall or via webcast at the same time, registration links for both options are below.  It will run from 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM Mountain.

Jennifer Yost and David Penny

Boise, April 5, 2016:  Webcast

Boise, April 6, 2016:  Webcast

For more information contact Brian Dale at HUD’s Idaho Field Office 208-334-1088 ext. 3005; or Zoe Ann Olson of the Intermountain Fair Housing Council at 208-383-0695 or zolson@ifhcidaho.org.

Please contact us for any reasonable accommodation needed for the event.

Boise Training materials/presentations


Additional locations and training opportunities

The Idaho Fair Housing Forum and Intermountain Fair Housing Council are hosting additional events focused on Basic Fair Housing topics in the following locations in mid to late April:

April 18, 2016

Lewiston Presentation Materials

April 18, 2016

Moscow Presentation Materials

April 21, 2016: Coeur d’ Alene Workshop

April 26, 2016: Pocatello Workshop

For more information contact Brian Dale at HUD’s Idaho Field Office (208-334-1088 ext. 3005); or Zoe Ann Olson of the Intermountain Fair Housing Council at 208-383-0695 or zolson@ifhcidaho.org.

Please contact us for any reasonable accommodation needed for the event.