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 *protected email*
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
Ramp Up Idaho began with a late 2012 Idaho Community Review team visit to a retail establishment in Eastern Idaho. One member of the group used a powered scooter, and the economic development professionals in the group realized that the step at the building entrance was not just a barrier to a wheelchair, but also to commerce and retail activity. Click on the link below to read more about this innovative project and to learn how small businesses can make use of existing resources and incentives to increase access.
(From the DBTAC site):
Communities Celebrating Equal Access and Employment Through the ADA
Learn how the Americans with Disabilities Act in 2013 is reshaping opportunities for citizens with disabilities. The Northwest ADA Regional Conference will bring together an impressive array of speakers to Boise, touching on many of the topics important to our work and play.
Whether you run a business, manage a hotel, work for local government, or have a disability and want to enjoy the recreational opportunities of Idaho, this conference offers excellent information. Hear experts from the Department of Justice, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Access Board, and from the Job Accommodation Network, as well as regional authorities.
Idaho in September is beautiful and registration is limited. Check out the agenda and speakers to confirm that this conference is the one you don’t want to miss.
Featuring Nationally Recognized Speakers:
U.S. Department of Justice
Job Accommodation Network
U.S. Access Board
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Nationally Renowned Speaker and Advocate
This two-day event will be held at The Grove Hotel in downtown Boise, ID. The conference will offer four keynote sessions as well as 16 breakout sessions on a variety of topics, including:
- Employment and People with Disabilities
- Role of the ADA Coordinator/ADA Title II
- Accessible Outdoor Recreation
- Effective Communication
- Assistive Technology
- Service Animals
Regisratation Cost: $175
(includes lunch and refreshments)
The Grove Hotel
245 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise Idaho 83702
Room Block is available at the Hampton Inn & Suites Boise
Room rates are $130 Online hotel registration
For Content Information:
John Dineen ude.w1521761174u@jee1521761174nid1521761174
For Registration Information:
Tammi Olson ude.w1521761174u@oim1521761174mat1521761174