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Category Archives: LGBT
Worden Memo Details LGBTQ Protections
HUD to expand fair housing protections for transgender people
“HUD becomes first agency to follow President Biden’s executive order to ensure civil rights protections include gender identity and sexual orientation”
This marks a clear move away from the policy positions under previous HUD Director Ben Carson, and expands on former HUD Director Sean Donovan’s announcement in 2012. Read our 2012 post on the topic here.
2017 Training Opportunities
Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST Design and Construction Training—March 14th
This HUD-sponsored training is geared mainly towards architects, builders, developers and building officials.
Design & Construction Requirements of the Fair Housing Act Technical Overview—Module 10: Part I
Design & Construction Requirements of the Fair Housing Act Technical Overview—Module 10: Part II
Strategies for Compliant Bathrooms —Module 6
Common Design & Construction Violations & Solutions—Module 9
March 14th, 2017
7:15am – 3:30pm
Boise City Hall Council Chambers
150 N. Capitol Blvd
Boise, ID 83702
(HUD’s Boise field office)
Regional Live Streaming Locations (for those interested in CEU credits):
Housing owners, property managers, renters, housing advocates – learn the basics of the Federal Fair Housing Act, with more in depth discussion on issues such as disability, family status, sexual orientation and domestic violence. This knowledge is not only critical to prevent costly violations, it’s also good business! This training will be held as a Live Webinar, with the video presentation conducted online and audio conducted using a telephone conference line. Log-in and call-in information will be emailed to registrants the day prior to the training date.
The times listed are PACIFIC time. Training is Free. Questions? Contact Kristina Miller at 206-220-5328 or
Click on the dates below to visit the registration page:
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
More than two years out, this positive Fair Housing message is still featured on Treasure Valley bus benches and posters statewide. Many thanks to the City of Boise Fair Housing Task Force for creating this campaign, and to the many Fair Housing Forum partners who continue to offer direct and in-kind support.
Bus benches continue to support fair housing..and sitters!
Treasure Valley Fair Housing Bus Poster
In early 2011, the City of Boise’s Fair Housing Task Force spearheaded the Good Neighbors + Fair Housing = Strong Communities campaign. The campaign extended to include the cities of Nampa and Meridian, and was supported by a host of local sponsors, led by Idaho Housing and Finance Association and including Idaho Department of Commerce. Additional support was provided by:
US Bank • Idacorp Financial • Northwest Real Estate Capital Corporation • Mountain West Bank • ValleyRide • Title One • Living Independence Network Corporation • Wells Fargo Bank • North by Northwest Productions • Peak Broadcasting • Boise State Radio • Idaho Department of Health and Welfare