Thursday, December 15th at 9am – 3pm
Boise City Hall
Our Path Home is honored to partner with Intermountain Fair Housing Council (IFHC) to provide an in-depth training on Fair Housing: Equal Access presented by Zoe Ann Olsen the Executive Director at the IFHC.
During the Equal Access Training you will gain an understanding of Fair Housing Basics, Equal Access Rules, and Reasonable Accommodations/Modifications. Practical Training Scenarios and a Q&A Session will also be included to ensure a deep understanding of material. This training is recommended to anyone who owns, operates, or manages shelter and other facilities and providers of service funded by any HUD CPD program.
In this training, you will learn about the 2016 Equal Access Rule that requires recipients of HUD’s CPD funding to grant equal access to such facilities and services in accordance with the individuals gender identity that affords equal access to individuals family. You will also partake in training scenarios, implementations of equal access rule, and be provided examples of anti-discrimination policies and HUD LGBTQ+ Homelessness Resources.
Zoe Ann Olson has been with IFHC for over a decade. She has extensive housing law experience including the Fair Housing Act (FHA), Idaho State housing law, reasonable accommodations and modifications, litigation concerning the FHA, public housing cases, wrongful evictions, repairs, security deposits, mobile home park cases, foreclosures, predatory lending, etc. Beginning in 2012 she has been the lead fair housing trainer throughout Idaho.
- Where: Maryann Jordan Council Chambers at Boise City Hall
- When: Thursday, December 15 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
- Lunch: A taco bar lunch will be provided
Housing Segregation and Homelessness
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.
The first official monthly meeting of the Idaho Fair Housing Forum was hosted by IHFA and featured a training on Fair Housing Basics by attorney Brian Stephens with the Intermountain Fair Housing Council. See links below for a link to this and similar presentations on Fair Housing Basics.
Each regular monthly meeting highlights a training on 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.
“Fair Housing Month is a time to recommit to our nation’s obligation to ensure that everyone has equal access to safe, affordable housing,” —HUD Secretary Marcia L. Fudge.
Idaho Fair Housing Forum members have long coordinated training and special events during Fair Housing Month, and 2021 is no different!
April 5 – Racism in Land Use discussing history, maps and redlining, restrictive deeds and CC&Rs, and FHA protections (hosted by the University of Idaho and the Intermountain Fair Housing Council). Learn more or register here.
April 6 – Basics of Fair Housing.* Attorney David Penny with Tomlinson & Associates provides an overview of the Fair Act and its implications for housing professionals in this online, 75-minute presentation.
April 13 – Fair Housing: Real Estate Focus.* Attorney David Penny with Tomlinson & Associates presents fair housing information for Real Estate Professionals in this online, 75-minute presentation.
April 20 – Fair Housing for Transitional Housing and Shelter Providers.* Attorney Eric Steven of Eric Steven Law Office in Spokane describes the unique challenges and best practices for those assisting unhoused populations.
April 27 – Limited English Proficiency Basics for Federally Assisted Programs and Services.* Gary Hanes of Gary E. Hanes & Associates, LLC will outline what managers of federally assisted programs—particularly assisted housing—should consider as they work to address clients, tenants or stakeholders with limited English proficiency, or LEP.
View IHFA’s 2021 Fair Housing Videos here.*
Request IHFA Fair Housing Outreach Materials here.*
See HUD’s 2021 Fair Housing Month statements here.
*The work that provided the basis for these publications and training was supported by funding under a grant with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The substance and findings of the work are dedicated to the public. The author and publisher are solely responsible for the accuracy of the statements and interpretations contained in this publication. Such interpretations do not necessarily reflect the views of the Federal Government.