Segregation by Design

Did you ever wonder how segregation became so pervasive or how discrimination has impacted our economy and communities? Take 17 minutes to view ‘Segregation by Design.’ #FairHousingFriday #Segregation #HousingPolicy.

Meet the Idaho Human Rights Commission

Idaho Code 67-5909 prohibits discrimination against a person because of—or on a basis of—race, color, religion, gender, national origin or disability. The Idaho Human Rights Commission oversees compliance with housing, labor and education laws for all persons in Idaho.

As the Commission reminds us all, “Every Idahoan has the right to be treated equally at work, at school, where we live and in public accommodations so that we all have the opportunity to strive for our best. It’s the right thing to do.”

What is Idaho Fair Housing Law?

Did you know Idaho has its own state-level version of fair housing law? Although similar to federal law in most respects, Idaho doesn’t protect families with children from housing discrimination, which limits access to federal funds and local control.

Idaho Fair Housing Law (Title 67-State Government and State Affairs) prohibits discrimination in real estate transactions which is based on:

  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Religion
  • Disability
  • Sex

Idaho law applies to all real estate transactions, including:

  • Advertising
  • Showing
  • Renting
  • Leasing
  • Buying
  • Selling
  • Financing