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.)

Free 2015 Idaho Fair Housing Training Events

Fair Housing Workshop – Boise

The Idaho Fair Housing Forum U.S. Attorney’s Office, HUD and Intermountain Fair Housing Council are hosting the 2015 Idaho Fair Housing Conference on April 14, 2015, in Boise.  Featuring HUD Assistant Secretary of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Gustavo Velasquez and Idaho’s U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson, the conference will focus on the Fair Housing Act, Support Animals and Reasonable Accommodations and Limited English Proficiency Compliance Requirements.  It will run from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Mountain Time

To register: http://hud.gov/emarc/index.cfm?fuseaction=emar.addRegisterEvent&eventId=2341&update=N

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing / Section 3

– BOISE

The Idaho Fair Housing Forum U.S. Attorney’s Office, HUD and Intermountain Fair Housing Council are hosting the 2015 Idaho Workshop on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) and HUD Section 3 on April 15, 2015, in Boise.  In addition to AFFH and Section 3, the workshop will touch on ADA Compliance, HOAs, Fair Housing and Limited English Proficiency Compliance Requirements and Best Practices.  It will run from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Mountain Time.

To register: http://hud.gov/emarc/index.cfm?fuseaction=emar.addRegisterEvent&eventId=2348&update=N

Fair Housing Workshop – Moscow

The city of Moscow and the Intermountain Fair Housing Council are hosting a workshop on the Fair Housing Act, Support Animals and Reasonable Accommodations and Limited English Proficiency Compliance Requirements.  It is scheduled for April 9, 2015, from 12:30 PM to 5 PM Pacific Time.

To register: http://www.hud.gov/emarc/index.cfm?fuseaction=emar.registerEvent&eventId=2354&update=N

Fair Housing Workshop – Lewiston:

The city of Lewiston and the Intermountain Fair Housing Council are hosting a workshop on the Fair Housing Act, Support Animals and Reasonable Accommodations and Limited English Proficiency Compliance Requirements.  It is scheduled for April 10, 2015, from 12:30 PM to 5 PM Pacific Time.

To register: http://www.hud.gov/emarc/index.cfm?fuseaction=emar.registerEvent&eventId=2355&update=N

Fair Housing Workshop – Idaho Falls

The cities of Idaho Falls, Pocatello and the Intermountain Fair Housing Council are hosting a workshop on the Fair Housing Act, Support Animals and Reasonable Accommodations and Limited English Proficiency Compliance Requirements.  It is scheduled for May 6, 2015, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Mountain Time

To register: http://www.hud.gov/emarc/index.cfm?fuseaction=emar.registerEvent&eventId=2356&update=N

For more information regarding any of these events, please contact Brian Dale at 208-334-1088 ext. 3005 or brian.dale@hud.gov or Zoe Ann Olson of the Intermountain Fair Housing Council at 208-383-0695 or zolson@ifhcidaho.org.

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