Fair Housing Month Campaign Materials

Content for the Fair Housing Month social media campaign is now available! Members of the Idaho Fair Housing Forum have created a series of messages and graphics that highlight key concepts outlined in fair housing law. Please help us spread the word!

The goal is to provide consistent messaging across the state by sharing four posts each week throughout April to educate Idahoans about their rights under the Fair Housing Act.

Campaign Dates: April 4 –  April 29

Format: Four posts per week

Content (Click on the links below to download):

Fair Housing Print Materials

If you would like to display and distribute fair housing posters, information cards and bookmarks at your organization during fair housing month, the Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA) will send materials at no cost to you. To request materials, click here

Fair Housing Video Explainers

IHFA produced a series of fair housing video explainers available for download and sharing via social media. Click here to view the collection.

Fair Housing Forum: Monthly Meetings

We’ll track the monthly meetings of the Idaho Fair Housing Forum below, and add descriptions and links to materials as they are made available by the various meeting hosts. Check back each month for the latest updates in the archive below.

Meetings take place the third Wednesday of the month. Each regular monthly meeting highlights 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. Continue reading

New IFHF Schedule and Focus!

Bus benches continue to support fair housing..and sitters!

As mentioned in a previous post, the Idaho Fair Housing Forum will re-start regular monthly meetings to restore productive collaboration and conversation among diverse stakeholders. Our work on regional statewide campaigns (like the poster pictured above) is crucial to expanding awareness of fair housing. These meetings are a safe place to ask questions, seek consensus and work toward common goals. Partners who are respectful of others and approach the Forum in good faith are welcome.

  • All meetings will be the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 10 am MT/9 am PT. Main meeting topics will occupy 60 minutes, but we will hold space for 90 minutes to accommodate additional conversation.
  • Quarterly Open Forum Meetings will be held October, January, April, July and be more informal, featuring a more open roundtable discussion, with short videos for consideration. The first of these is Segregated by Design
  • Monthly Training meetings are planned for November, December, February, March, May, June, August, and September and will feature topical training modules and Q&A
  • Annual Meetings will be in-person (public health situation permitting) and coincide with existing statewide events focusing on housing and related topics to allow statewide partners to consolidate travel time and costs.

We look forward to expanding this group to be more inclusive and diverse, and to broaden our geographic scope. We welcome housing providers and professionals, planners, building officials, people of all abilities, consumer advocates, and anyone interested in learning from one another about the origins, interpretations, importance and impacts of the Fair Housing Act and related laws.

Bookmark this post and check back for more updates!

Virtual Rural Conference Oct. 14, 15

The Partners for Rural America and Idaho Rural Partnership are hosting the virtual 2021 Rural Conference October 14, 15. Both groups largely focus on rural housing, economic and community development and have been focused on pandemic response and recovery for rural economies.

Fair housing partners are encouraged to participate to learn more about issues specific to rural communities.

When

  • Thursday, October 14 and Friday, October 15
  • 9am to 1pm MDT (both days)

Registration/cost

https://pra2021.regfox.com/pra

  • $15 through Friday, October 8
  • $25 after Friday, October 8

Focus areas

Rural practitioners and representatives from over a dozen states will come together to present plenary sessions on the following topics:

  • Rural population and growth trends
  • Broadband and the digital economy
  • Housing challenges and solutions
  • Rural recovery and resiliency
  • Community engagement and leadership development