Public Comment Period (Now Closed)

Update 2/23/17: the 30-day public comment period for this document is now closed; while comments are always welcome, they will not be reflected in the final document submitted to HUD/FHEO. They will, however, be posted online alongside the final document under separate cover for reference. Thanks to those who did submit comments!

The Public Notice requesting public comment for the Draft Assessment of Fair Housing for Idaho’s non-entitlement areas is linked below:

Request for Public Comment- English

Draft Assessment of Fair Housing (12MB; requires Adobe Reader)

Starting Monday, January 23rd, IHFA and the Department of Commerce are requesting comments on the Draft Assessment of Fair Housing for the State of Idaho (formerly known as the Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing).

The above legal notice was sent to statewide media ahead of the comment period on 1/18/17; feel free to share with your program partners and stakeholder groups. This plan should be of interest to anyone receiving or administering federal funds from the U.S. Dept. or Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

This includes, but is not limited to:

  • housing providers / professionals,
  • community and economic developers,
  • city or county government elected officials,
  • planning, development and transportation professionals,
  • consumer, tenant and disability rights advocates.

Note. The draft will be available online from January 23rd to February 22nd; the legal notice includes instructions on comment submission to either IHFA or Commerce.

HUD’s Proposed Rule for Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing

HUD’s new Proposed Rule for Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) is coming to a jurisdiction near you. As in the past, there will be challenges in the implementation of the new rules, not least of which will involve differences among Participating Jurisdictions, or PJs. Below are a few links of interest to PJs in Idaho.

Proposed AFFH Assessment Tools

https://www.hudexchange.info/programs/affh/proposed-tools/

Review

Comment here

Free 2015 Idaho Fair Housing Training Events

Fair Housing Workshop – Boise

The Idaho Fair Housing Forum U.S. Attorney’s Office, HUD and Intermountain Fair Housing Council are hosting the 2015 Idaho Fair Housing Conference on April 14, 2015, in Boise.  Featuring HUD Assistant Secretary of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Gustavo Velasquez and Idaho’s U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson, the conference will focus on the Fair Housing Act, Support Animals and Reasonable Accommodations and Limited English Proficiency Compliance Requirements.  It will run from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Mountain Time

To register: http://hud.gov/emarc/index.cfm?fuseaction=emar.addRegisterEvent&eventId=2341&update=N

Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing / Section 3

– BOISE

The Idaho Fair Housing Forum U.S. Attorney’s Office, HUD and Intermountain Fair Housing Council are hosting the 2015 Idaho Workshop on Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) and HUD Section 3 on April 15, 2015, in Boise.  In addition to AFFH and Section 3, the workshop will touch on ADA Compliance, HOAs, Fair Housing and Limited English Proficiency Compliance Requirements and Best Practices.  It will run from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Mountain Time.

To register: http://hud.gov/emarc/index.cfm?fuseaction=emar.addRegisterEvent&eventId=2348&update=N

Fair Housing Workshop – Moscow

The city of Moscow and the Intermountain Fair Housing Council are hosting a workshop on the Fair Housing Act, Support Animals and Reasonable Accommodations and Limited English Proficiency Compliance Requirements.  It is scheduled for April 9, 2015, from 12:30 PM to 5 PM Pacific Time.

To register: http://www.hud.gov/emarc/index.cfm?fuseaction=emar.registerEvent&eventId=2354&update=N

Fair Housing Workshop – Lewiston:

The city of Lewiston and the Intermountain Fair Housing Council are hosting a workshop on the Fair Housing Act, Support Animals and Reasonable Accommodations and Limited English Proficiency Compliance Requirements.  It is scheduled for April 10, 2015, from 12:30 PM to 5 PM Pacific Time.

To register: http://www.hud.gov/emarc/index.cfm?fuseaction=emar.registerEvent&eventId=2355&update=N

Fair Housing Workshop – Idaho Falls

The cities of Idaho Falls, Pocatello and the Intermountain Fair Housing Council are hosting a workshop on the Fair Housing Act, Support Animals and Reasonable Accommodations and Limited English Proficiency Compliance Requirements.  It is scheduled for May 6, 2015, from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Mountain Time

To register: http://www.hud.gov/emarc/index.cfm?fuseaction=emar.registerEvent&eventId=2356&update=N

For more information regarding any of these events, please contact Brian Dale at 208-334-1088 ext. 3005 or  or Zoe Ann Olson of the Intermountain Fair Housing Council at 208-383-0695 or .

Please also contact us for any reasonable accommodation needed for the event.