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Idaho Care Line Quick Referral – 2-1-1
If you are unsure of where to start, call 2-1-1 and ask for the numbers of local and regional fair housing resources. Continue reading →
SILC Hosts Eastern Idaho Listening Sessions
NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS | AVISO DE REUNIONES COMMUNITARIAS
The Idaho State Independent Living Council (SILC) is partnering with the Idaho Centers for Independent Living (CILs) to host public meetings across Idaho. The SILC and the CILs serve Idahoans across disabilities and lifespan. The SILC and CILs are collecting information to develop a three-year (2024-2026) State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) that addresses Independent Living needs across Idaho. The purpose of the meeting is to:
Help us understand how the community is serving people in regard to housing, transportation, healthcare, education, job training, employment, recreation, community access and any other areas impacting Idahoans with disabilities.
Help us determine where to direct resources to improve opportunities for people with disabilities of any age to live in their community with the supports they need.
Provide an overview of the duties and responsibilities of the SILC, regarding the State Plan, systemic advocacy, education and other activities.
Provide an overview of the duties and responsibilities of the CILs and the core services they provide in our communities.
Tell the public about the State Plan for Independent Living.
All locations are accessible. Materials are provided in accessible formats. To request language interpretation (ASL, Spanish, etc.) or disability accommodations, call the SILC at least 10 days in advance 208-334-3800; toll-free 1-800-487-4866 or email:
Please share to social media
If your organization has a presence on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, please promote these public meetings and the Statewide Assessment Survey below. Please tag SILC and our partners at the Idaho Caregivers Alliance in your posts:
The Idaho SILC’s mission is to promote the independent living philosophy for all Idahoans with disabilities: choice, self-determination and access for all. The Current SPIL (Federal Fiscal Year 2021-2023) may be reviewed at the following website: www.silc.idaho.gov/plans-and-reports/
Statewide assessment, survey
If you’re unable to attend a meeting, or would like to give us additional input, please complete our survey at the link below:
Additional formats, including large print and Braille are available on request. Please contact us for assistance: 208-334-3800; toll-free 1-800-487-4866 or email:
Fair Housing Month Campaign Materials
Content for the Fair Housing Month social media campaign is now available! Members of the Idaho Fair Housing Forum have created a series of messages and graphics that highlight key concepts outlined in fair housing law. Please help us spread the word!
The goal is to provide consistent messaging across the state by sharing four posts each week throughout April to educate Idahoans about their rights under the Fair Housing Act.
If you would like to display and distribute fair housing posters, information cards and bookmarks at your organization during fair housing month, the Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA) will send materials at no cost to you. To request materials, click here
Fair Housing Video Explainers
IHFA produced a series of fair housing video explainers available for download and sharing via social media. Click here to view the collection.
Our Path Home is excited to announce a webinar learning experience open to all Our Path Home partners on April 22, 2022 from 3:00-4:30pm.
Dr. Jill Gill from Boise State University will be presenting an overview of the history of housing segregation, both nationally and in Idaho—including how it fit into a broader system of defacto segregation across the north, how it affected economic outcomes for black people in general, and what it looked like in Idaho (Boise and Pocatello specifically).
The history of housing segregation and discrimination are part of the foundation for the present state of homelessness. By learning our history, we can work to dismantle harmful systems and practices and create equitable ones in their place.
We’ll track the monthly meetings of the Idaho Fair Housing Forum below, and add descriptions and links to materials as they are made available by the various meeting hosts. Check back each month for the latest updates in the archive below.
Meetings take place the third Wednesday of the month. Each regular monthly meeting highlights a topic selected by participants in advance. Quarterly meetings are more open-ended opportunities for conversation and discussion of fair housing trends, challenges and related issues. Continue reading →