The Long Road to a Post-Racial World

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.”

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2011 Campaign still reaching audiences

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

Street Law Clinics at Boise Public Library: Second Mondays

 Have a legal question, but can’t afford a lawyer?

 The Idaho Trial Lawyers Association is econd onday of each month, beginning  February 11, 2013. The clinic will run from 4:00pm to 6:00pm and be held at the Boise Public Library (Downtown Branch).

For more information, see the poster (below), call 208.345.1890 with questions or visit www.itla.org

Street Law Poster

Housing Assistance and Information

Housing Information and Referral
Many Idahoans are struggling with housing insecurity during the economic downturn. Information and referral providers can serve as a guide for those seeking housing resources or strategies. Continue reading