It is fitting to see the American Bar Association’s Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development publish this collection of articles in time for Fair Housing Month. In part because we’re coming up on the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd, May 25th of 2020. The video of his killing triggered worldwide protests and a continuing period of acknowledging the treatment of BIPOC populations in law enforcement, corrections, employment, education and housing.
Students of the Fair Housing Act understand
- The Race Conversation About Housing
- Disasters Do Discriminate: Black Land Tenure and Disaster Relief Programs
- Race, Place, and Housing in Los Angeles
- Building a More Equitable Land Use Regulatory System: Toward a Twenty-First-Century Zoning Enabling Act
- Excluded and Evicted: The Impact of Mass Incarceration on Access to Housing for Black and Latinx Tenants
- The Harms of Liminal Housing Tenure: Installment Land Contracts and Tenancies in Common
- Race and Housing: The Great Betrayal Revisited and Repaired.
- Two Proven Approaches and a New Proposal for Low-Income Homeownership
- “Don’t Blame Stokely Carmichael”: The Need for Federal Fair Housing Leadership
Read the current Journal entries here.
“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.
- FHIP intro slides_transitional and shelter
- Steven_Penny Fair Housing Intermediate
- Eric Steven Transitional Housing Session Referenced Docs
- NCAA updates transgender athlete policy amid controversy surrounding Idaho’s law
- Session video
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.
- Gary Hanes_Things to Know About Language Access
- FHIP intro slides_LEP 4_27_21
- Session video
- Chat file LEP session
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.
Thanks to a FHIP-EOI Grant from HUD, IHFA is hosting a series on Fair Housing aimed at housing providers and professionals. The first two Spring 2021 sessions are described as Intermediate-level content for those with a basic understanding of fair housing essentials.
It is strongly recommended that you attend a Fair Housing Basics Event prior to the Intermediate sessions, or you can click here to watch this HUD-produced Fair Housing Basics video training by Kristina Miller.
The third session is an open format to offer participants a chance to explore specific questions or situations.
Session Recordings (posted after session completion)
- March 16, 2021 | Intermediate Session 2 video | Chat file
- March 23, 2021 | Advanced Q&A video | Chat file
- The Intermediate presentation for Session 1 and 2 can be downloaded and viewed here: Steven_Penny Fair Housing Intermediate.
- Introductory slides are available here: March 2021 FHIP_EOI Webinars.
More sessions scheduled for April, 2021 (w Tomlinson Associates Attorney David Penny)
- April 6, 2021 | Fair Housing Basics for Housing Professionals
- April 13, 2021 | Fair Housing Basics for Housing Professionals
- April 20, 2021 | Fair Housing for Transitional Housing and Shelter Providers