May 15 Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST! Webcast Site

After a five-year wait, HUD and the Idaho Fair Housing Forum were able to bring a Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST training to Idaho. Thanks to collaboration between Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST , Idaho AHMA, and IHFA, we were able to webcast and record the live training held in Boise, ID on 5/15/14. The training covered the following Fair Housing Design and Construction topics:

Morning Session

Afternoon Session

Two Forum partners, Roger Howard of SW Idaho’s Living Independence Network Corporation (www.lincidaho.org) and Erik Kingston of Ramp Up Idaho (www.rampupidaho.org) also made a pitch to workshop participants to learn more about these two access-oriented programs:

  • LINC’s accessible fixture and resource library, and
  • Ramp Up Idaho’s efforts to promote better retail and community access throughout Idaho.

FREE Boise Fair Housing Design and Construction Training May 15, 2014

Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST

Building professionals, architects and engineers have a unique opportunity to earn AIA continuing education credits and receive practical guidance on design and construction requirements under the Fair Housing Act. Boise will host experts from HUD-sponsored Fair Housing Accessibility First! on Thursday, May 15 in the Washington Group Plaza Auditorium at 720 Park Blvd.

This event is FREE! Register here

Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST is an initiative designed to promote compliance with the Fair Housing Act design and construction requirements. The program offers comprehensive and detailed instruction programs, useful online web resources, and a toll-free information line for technical guidance and support.

Register online for this training session.

Course Outline

Module 10 – Design & Construction Requirements of the Fair Housing Act
Module 7 – Accessible Routes
Module 8 – Accessible Public & Common-Use Areas
Module 6 – Strategies for Compliant Bathrooms

Washington Group Plaza Auditorium
720 Park Blvd.
Boise, ID 83729

(208) 334-1990

Register here to ensure a space. For more information, contact John Ritzu, LCM Program Manager for the Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST Program at 312-913-1717, Ext. 228 or .

Boise Fair Housing Design and Construction Training May 15, 2014

Event Time: 8:00am-4:30pm (check-in at 8:00am)

Location: Washington Group Plaza Auditorium / 720 Park Blvd. Boise, ID

Download event flier here: Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST Final Flier, 4-22-14

Access Means Business

Ramp Up Idaho began with a late 2012 Idaho Community Review team visit to a retail establishment in Eastern Idaho. One member of the group used a powered scooter, and the economic development professionals in the group realized that the step at the building entrance was not just a barrier to a wheelchair, but also to commerce and retail activity. Click on the link below to read more about this innovative project and to learn how small businesses can make use of existing resources and incentives to increase access.

 

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Northwest ADA Center Regional Conference in Boise Sept. 19, 20

(From the DBTAC site):

Communities Celebrating Equal Access and Employment Through the ADA

Learn how the Americans with Disabilities Act in 2013 is reshaping opportunities for citizens with disabilities.  The Northwest ADA Regional Conference will bring together an impressive array of speakers to Boise, touching on many of the topics important to our work and play.

Whether you run a business, manage a hotel, work for local government, or have a disability and want to enjoy the recreational opportunities of Idaho, this conference offers excellent information.  Hear experts from the Department of Justice, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Access Board, and from the Job Accommodation Network, as well as regional authorities.

Idaho in September is beautiful and registration is limited. Check out the agenda and speakers to confirm that this conference is the one you don’t want to miss.

Featuring Nationally Recognized Speakers:

Sally Conway
U.S. Department of Justice

Beth Loy
Job Accommodation Network

Peggy Greenwell
U.S. Access Board

Sharon Rennert
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Richard Pimentel
Nationally Renowned Speaker and Advocate

This two-day event will be held at The Grove Hotel in downtown Boise, ID. The conference will offer four keynote sessions as well as 16 breakout sessions on a variety of topics, including:

  •     Employment and People with Disabilities
  •     Role of the ADA Coordinator/ADA Title II
  •     Accessible Outdoor Recreation
  •     Effective Communication
  •     Assistive Technology
  •     Service Animals

Regisratation Cost: $175
(includes lunch and refreshments)
Register Here

Conference Location
The Grove Hotel
245 S. Capitol Blvd
Boise Idaho 83702

Room Block is available at the Hampton Inn & Suites Boise
Room rates are $130 Online hotel registration

For Content Information:
John Dineen 

For Registration Information:
Tammi Olson