“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)
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
London letting agents ‘refuse black tenants’
By Guy Lynn and Ed DaveyBBC News, London
“Peter Bolton King, of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, said some practices seen in the programme were “absolutely disgraceful”
Letting agents in London are prepared to discriminate against would-be tenants on the grounds of race, a BBC undercover investigation has revealed.”
Read the entire story here
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