Public Comment Period (Now Closed)

Update 2/23/17: the 30-day public comment period for this document is now closed; while comments are always welcome, they will not be reflected in the final document submitted to HUD/FHEO. They will, however, be posted online alongside the final document under separate cover for reference. Thanks to those who did submit comments!

The Public Notice requesting public comment for the Draft Assessment of Fair Housing for Idaho’s non-entitlement areas is linked below:

Request for Public Comment- English

Draft Assessment of Fair Housing (12MB; requires Adobe Reader)

Starting Monday, January 23rd, IHFA and the Department of Commerce are requesting comments on the Draft Assessment of Fair Housing for the State of Idaho (formerly known as the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing).

The above legal notice was sent to statewide media ahead of the comment period on 1/18/17; feel free to share with your program partners and stakeholder groups. This plan should be of interest to anyone receiving or administering federal funds from the U.S. Dept. or Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • housing providers / professionals,
  • community and economic developers,
  • city or county government elected officials,
  • planning, development and transportation professionals,
  • consumer, tenant and disability rights advocates.

Note. The draft will be available online from January 23rd to February 22nd; the legal notice includes instructions on comment submission to either IHFA or Commerce.

Idaho Fair Housing Cases

This section is provided as a courtesy to those seeking information on past cases filed and/or settled in Idaho. The list will be updated as cases are provided; the information below was provided by the Intermountain Fair  Housing Council as context for the 2016 Assessment of Fair Housing. Cases are organized by the protected class issues at the heart of the complaint.

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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.

Bedbug posters available in eight languages

From the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides, important information to share with tenants about bedbug management to help protect tenant health and reduce liability:

“Property Managers can encourage renters to report bed bugs immediately and avoid using total release foggers (or “bug bombs”) with this poster.

Download the 11 x 17 poster (English), print it, and write in your phone number.

Get the poster as a PDF in:
Amharic, Burmese, Chinese, Nepali, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

We also have a short video on bed bugs discussing non-pesticidal strategies for preventing and managing bed bugs in apartment housing. It includes information about potential health risks of foggers, bug bombs, and other chemicals commonly used for bed bug treatment.”