Idaho Transportation Draft Plan Public Open Houses

Idaho Transportation Department

You are invited to review the draft Idaho Transportation Plan and share ideas that will help shape your community and future developments. See more details here.

Each of the Idaho Transportation Department’s six districts will feature an open house to review the DRAFT version of the statewide Public Transportation Plan. This plan address public transportation in Idaho and sets goals and strategies for the next five years for the Idaho Transportation Department’s Public Transportation Office as well as the public transportation providers.

Contact: 208-334-8822 or Rachel.Pallister@itd.idaho.gov

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Great Turnout for March 14 Design and Construction Training with Doug Anderson

With 165 confirmed participants in the Boise City Council Chambers—and dozens more following via webcast—we’re very happy with the attendance for this year’s Design and Construction Training. We want to thank the City of Boise and our Fair Housing Forum partners around Idaho for helping us deliver this important training to those who can use it.

The Boise venue drew a large percentage of architects, with additional representation from the building and development industry, and even a civil engineer!

Trainer Doug Anderson with LCM Architects brings decades of experience relative to the creation and implementation of Fair Housing and Access regulations. Prior to his work with LCM, Doug served on the U.S. Access Board, the federal agency responsible for developing guidelines under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) from 2003 to 2011. He chaired the Board from 2009 to 2010.

The Idaho training is one of ten nationwide events sponsored by HUD during Spring of 2017, and organized by Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST, an initiative promoting compliance with the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements. The program offers comprehensive and detailed instruction programs, useful online web resources, and a toll-free information line for technical guidance and support.

April 2015 Fair Housing Conference and Training

The Idaho Fair Housing Forum, U.S. Attorney’s Office, HUD and Intermountain Fair Housing Council hosted the 2015 Idaho Fair Housing Conference April 14 and 152015, in Boise, Idaho. Thanks to Idaho AHMA and Phil Sievers for capturing the presentations on video.

Photos from the event are below (photo credit: Erik Kingston)

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To view each speaker, click on the corresponding link (speaker presentations are also available for download and printing, links below the video sections):

Day 1 of the conference was aimed primarily towards housing providers and property management professionals. Featured speakers included HUD Region X Administrator Bill Block, Idaho’s U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson and civil rights defense attorney David Penny. They and other presenters focused on the Fair Housing Act, Support Animals and Reasonable Accommodations, Housing Provider Compliance and Defense, and Limited English Proficiency, among other topics.

Day 2 of the conference featured information more useful to municipalities, counties, building and planning professionals, and elected officials.

Day 1 – Tuesday, April 14

Fair Housing Basics: Sarah Fisher, Idaho Human Rights Commission Senior Investigator. http://youtu.be/EaztZFAX0g8

Current Federal Cases: Wendy Olson, U.S. Attorney for Idaho. http://youtu.be/sMJBEdr_Wto

Keynote Speaker: Bill Block, HUD Regional Administrator for Region X. http://youtu.be/NhgZDGpDwBM

Language Assistance Compliance: Gary Hanes, Gary E. Hanes and Associates. http://youtu.be/C670GNmoJnY

Consumers with Criminal History and Fair Housing: Wendy Olson, U.S. Attorney for Idaho. http://youtu.be/ek-6eIIMjok

Fair Housing Compliance from a Housing Provider Attorney: Dave Penny, Attorney, Cosho Humphry, LLP. http://youtu.be/YOAEQZzGdG4

Service Animals and Reasonable Accommodation: Zoe Ann Olson, Executive Director, Intermountain Fair Housing Council. http://youtu.be/F5_zk8yAI-E

Day 2 – Wednesday, April 15

Where Municipal Activities and Fair Housing Intersect: Jerome Mapp; Erik Kingston; Jennifer Yost. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUxB9Ppm3TA

Section 3 Compliance: Kristina Miller, HUD Office of FHEO. http://youtu.be/8_MuXV5z1ws

Language Assistance Compliance: Gary Hanes, Gary E. Hanes and Associates. http://youtu.be/ny4QfeZjqpo

Understand Your CC&Rs in Light of the Fair Housing Act: Sarah Anderson, Attorney, Vial Fotheringham, LLP. http://youtu.be/j0ZFd4Q6WN4

ADA and 504 Compliance in Housing and Communities: Amy Howe, Assistant U.S. Attorney for Idaho and Dana Gover, NW ADA Center-Idaho.  http://youtu.be/X5VOw7ndcDI

Tuesday Presentations for Download

LEP_AHMA_Apr 2015_Presentation version | Wendy Olson DOJ 2015

April 2015 RAR SA April FH Presentation | Housing and Criminal History Final

LANDLORD BEST PRACTICES | LEP_AHMA_Apr 2015_Presentation version

Sarah General FH Training March 2015

Wednesday Presentations for Download

*Boise Day 2 Agenda

2015 FH Training_Where Municipal Activities and Fair Housing Intersect

Needs-Assessment_Housing-Plan-9_12

Fair Housing conference w-ADA2015 | LEP_govt_Apr 2015_Presentation version

Section 3 Presentation 4_2015 | Fair Housing Training 2015-final

HOA and CCRs [Compatibility Mode]

ADA and 504 Compliance Resources for Housing and Communities

General resources (updated as links are provided.)

May 15 Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST! Webcast Site

After a five-year wait, HUD and the Idaho Fair Housing Forum were able to bring a Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST training to Idaho. Thanks to collaboration between Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST , Idaho AHMA, and IHFA, we were able to webcast and record the live training held in Boise, ID on 5/15/14. The training covered the following Fair Housing Design and Construction topics:

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

Two Forum partners, Roger Howard of SW Idaho’s Living Independence Network Corporation (www.lincidaho.org) and Erik Kingston of Ramp Up Idaho (www.rampupidaho.org) also made a pitch to workshop participants to learn more about these two access-oriented programs:

  • LINC’s accessible fixture and resource library, and
  • Ramp Up Idaho’s efforts to promote better retail and community access throughout Idaho.