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.

2016 Regional Housing Roundtables—AI/AFH Presentation

BBC's Heidi Aggeler

BBC’s Heidi Aggeler outlines HUD’s new Assessment of Fair Housing process.

The Regional Housing Roundtables sponsored by Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA) provide an opportunity for housing and community stakeholders to share information on needs, opportunities and challenges. Participants share updates on program goals, pending legislation or resources available to create housing that meets the needs of all community residents.

The Spring 2016 Roundtables also served as an opportunity to share information on the 2016 Analysis of Impediments/Assessment of Fair Housing (AI/AFH). In conjunction with key person interviews, data collection and a stakeholder surveys, IHFA used the Roundtable sessions as an opportunity for discussion of the preliminary findings of the 2016 process. IHFA and the Department of Commerce contracted with BBC Research and Consulting to conduct the analysis and produce a statewide report and planning document for Idaho’s non-entitlement areas.

BBC representatives presented the following information for discussion during the Spring Roundtables:

Housing Roundtables – Assessment of Fair Housing

BBC Research and Consulting — Heidi Aggeler

Preliminary Discussion on Analysis of Impediments/Assessment of Fair Housing

During the Treasure Valley Roundtable, we also added time for a presentation on Environmental Justice and Fair Housing Design and Construction by representatives of the Intermountain Fair Housing Council.

Environmental Justice and Fair Housing Design and Construction

Intermountain Fair Housing Council — Alison Brace and Carrie House

Environmental Justice/Design and Construction Discussion

Local Bus Panels, Videos Promote Fair Housing

The City of Boise Fair Housing Task Force and regional Forum partners are getting the word out about fair housing and the 2-1-1 referral option! Look for these bus panels and posters on bus benches around the valley, and help us spread the word about fair housing resources and protection!

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And remember to share the corresponding fair housing videos sponsored by Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA).

 

Spring 2014 Fair Housing Training Schedule

March 20. Idaho Affordable Housing Management Association (IdahoAHMA) training in Boise.Sessions will cover Fair Housing 101 and Service Animals More information at http://tinyurl.com/ogcwjd8

April events. The target audience for this series of events includes consumers, housing providers and managers, Realtors, lenders, housing advocates, government personnel and officials, and anyone interested in learning about the Fair Housing Act.

Locations and dates

Coeur d’ Alene Fair Housing Training April 4, 2014

Event Time: 8:30am-4:30pm (check-in at 8:00am)

Location: Coeur d’ Alene Library in CDA 702 E. Front Ave

Register at: http://1.usa.gov/1mhQl4D

 Nampa Fair Housing Training April 15, 2014

Event Time: 8:30am-4:30pm (check-in at 8:00am)

Location: Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third Street South

Register at: http://1.usa.gov/1gc8AWP

Pocatello Fair Housing Training April 21, 2014

Event Time: 8:30am-4:30pm (check-in at 8:00am)

Location: Pocatello City Hall. 911 N.7th Ave Pocatello, Idaho

Register at: http://1.usa.gov/1gRBVAT

Workshop materials for viewing or downloaded below:

Zoe Ann Olson, Director of Intermountain Fair Housing Council

Jess McCafferty, LGBT Equality Fellow / ACLU of Idaho Foundation

Gary Hanes, Gary Hanes and Associates

Dana Gover, MPA and Erik Kingston, PCED

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Boise Fair Housing Design and Construction Training May 15, 2014

Event Time: 8:00am-4:30pm (check-in at 8:00am)

Location: Washington Group Plaza Auditorium / 720 Park Blvd. Boise, ID

Registration and information details here:

Fair Housing Accessibility First! Design and Construction training