2016 Fair Housing Month Calendar

Idaho Fair Housing Month Training Opportunities

Boise, ID April 5th and 6th (see below for additional dates and locations)

The Idaho Fair Housing Forum, U.S. Attorney’s Office, HUD and Intermountain Fair Housing Council are hosting a Fair Housing Celebration and Workshop focused on Basic Fair Housing topics on April 5, 2016, and April 6, 2016.

Featuring Idaho’s U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson and HUD’s Kristina Miller among others, the workshop will focus on the Fair Housing Act, Support Animals and Reasonable Accommodations, Addressing Hate Acts Under Federal Law and Fair Housing Compliance from a Housing Provider Attorney Perspective.  The event is offered as either an on-site training at Boise City Hall or via webcast at the same time, registration links for both options are below.  It will run from 8:00 AM to 4:15 PM Mountain.

Jennifer Yost and David Penny

Boise, April 5, 2016:  Webcast

Boise, April 6, 2016:  Webcast

For more information contact Brian Dale at HUD’s Idaho Field Office 208-334-1088 ext. 3005; or Zoe Ann Olson of the Intermountain Fair Housing Council at 208-383-0695 or .

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

Boise Training materials/presentations


Additional locations and training opportunities

The Idaho Fair Housing Forum and Intermountain Fair Housing Council are hosting additional events focused on Basic Fair Housing topics in the following locations in mid to late April:

April 18, 2016

Lewiston Presentation Materials

April 18, 2016

Moscow Presentation Materials

April 21, 2016: Coeur d’ Alene Workshop

April 26, 2016: Pocatello Workshop

For more information contact Brian Dale at HUD’s Idaho Field Office (208-334-1088 ext. 3005); or Zoe Ann Olson of the Intermountain Fair Housing Council at 208-383-0695 or .

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

Bedbug posters available in eight languages

From the Northwest Center for Alternatives to Pesticides, important information to share with tenants about bedbug management to help protect tenant health and reduce liability:

“Property Managers can encourage renters to report bed bugs immediately and avoid using total release foggers (or “bug bombs”) with this poster.

Download the 11 x 17 poster (English), print it, and write in your phone number.

Get the poster as a PDF in:
Amharic, Burmese, Chinese, Nepali, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

We also have a short video on bed bugs discussing non-pesticidal strategies for preventing and managing bed bugs in apartment housing. It includes information about potential health risks of foggers, bug bombs, and other chemicals commonly used for bed bug treatment.”

HUD, Nebraska reach agreement on LEP

“According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Nebraska’s Hispanic population with limited English proficiency increased 77 percent between 2000 and 2010. In addition, the state is also experiencing growing populations of persons of Sudanese and Somali origin. In July 2011, HUD reviewed the Nebraska DED’s operations for compliance with civil rights requirements and found that it had failed to comply with its LEP obligations under Title VI.”

View the agreement here: State of Nebraska_vca3-4-2014

Read the press release here

And HUD’s FAQ on LEP is here. (I wanted to include more acronyms here, but thought three was enough)