Spring 2014 Fair Housing Training Schedule

March 20. Idaho Affordable Housing Management Association (IdahoAHMA) training in Boise.Sessions will cover Fair Housing 101 and Service Animals More information at http://tinyurl.com/ogcwjd8

April events. The target audience for this series of events includes consumers, housing providers and managers, Realtors, lenders, housing advocates, government personnel and officials, and anyone interested in learning about the Fair Housing Act.

Locations and dates

Coeur d’ Alene Fair Housing Training April 4, 2014

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

Location: Coeur d’ Alene Library in CDA 702 E. Front Ave

Register at: http://1.usa.gov/1mhQl4D

 Nampa Fair Housing Training April 15, 2014

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

Location: Nampa Civic Center, 311 Third Street South

Register at: http://1.usa.gov/1gc8AWP

Pocatello Fair Housing Training April 21, 2014

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

Location: Pocatello City Hall. 911 N.7th Ave Pocatello, Idaho

Register at: http://1.usa.gov/1gRBVAT

Workshop materials for viewing or downloaded below:

Zoe Ann Olson, Director of Intermountain Fair Housing Council

Jess McCafferty, LGBT Equality Fellow / ACLU of Idaho Foundation

Gary Hanes, Gary Hanes and Associates

Dana Gover, MPA and Erik Kingston, PCED


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

Registration and information details here:

Fair Housing Accessibility First! Design and Construction training

Webinar: Service Animals under the Fair Housing Act & the Americans with Disabilities Act. December 10

Webinar Speakers

Zoe Ann Olson – Intermountain Fair Housing Council

Miranda Levy, MA, CRC – Northwest ADA Center


Tuesday, December 10, 2013




$45 per site

There is much confusion about the differences between the rules and regulations regarding service and assistance animals when it comes to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Fair Housing Act (FHA). This comes from the significant similarities between these pieces of legislation, as well as the tremendous differences.

During this 90 minute webinar, Miranda will apply the ADA law to the topic of service animals, while Zoe Ann will discuss service animals under the FHA. Both speakers will point out comparisons throughout the presentation, and ample time will be left for questions.

Participants have the option of obtaining 1.5 CRCC credits or a Letter of Attendance.

For questions about course content or registration, please contact:

Miranda Levy / e-mail:   / phone:  (425) 774-2303

For more information about course content, please contact:

Zoe Ann Olson / e-mail:   / phone:  (208) 383-0695

Click here to learn more or to register.

Training, Activities set for Spring 2013

Nampa hosts springtime events at the Nampa Civic Center

The City of Nampa will sponsor a series of springtime events for seniors, landlords and HUD recipients. These will feature fair housing enforcement advocates, civil rights defense attorneys, HUD/FHEO specialists and consumer protection experts. Contact Jennifer @ 208-468-5419  for more information.

  • March 22-Reasonable accommodation and reasonable modification
  • March 22-section 3 implementation for HUD recipients
  • April 24-Elder abuse Summit
  • April 25-scam jam
  • May 7-landlord training for private landlords (including section 8 providers)
  • May 9-landlord training for federally subsidized landlords (including tax credit and HOME recipients)

IFHC/Idaho Legal Aid Services Fair Housing Month Training Tour for Idaho

Idaho’s testing and enforcement contractor will team up with Legal Aid Services and the US Department of Justice to present their perspective on fair housing and related federal regulations, along with landlord/tenant law. Contact Zoe Ann Olson, Executive Director, Intermountain Fair Housing Council toll free at 1-800-717-0695 for more information.

  • April 2nd – Moscow (featuring US Attorney Wendy Olson and Attorney Ken Nagy)
  • April 3rd – Lewiston (featuring US Attorney Wendy Olson and Attorney Ken Nagy); Noon – 5:00 pm; BEEG” at Community Center, Lewiston.
  • April 10th – Pocatello
  • April 11th – Idaho Falls
  • April 12th – Rexburg
  • April 17th – Post Falls, 12 30 to 4 30 pm, City Hall Chamber. (125)
  • April 18th – CDA, 1 30 to 6 pm, Library Community Room.  (200)
  • April 22nd – Twin Falls
  • April 23rd – Burley
  • April 26th – Meridian, 12 30 pm to 4 30 pm tentatively, Sawtooth Lecture Hall in the Meridian School District Service Center (134) (featuring US Attorney Wendy Olson)


Click here to register for March trainings.

Click here to register for April trainings.

Let’s work together!

The friendly panel of experts…

(L to R) Defense attorney David Penny, Intermountain Fair Housing Council E.D. Zoe Ann Olson, and HUD/FHEO representative Kristina Miller off to a good start for the Advanced Fair Housing Training in Nampa.


Nice turnout for the March 22 Advanced Fair Housing Training hosted by the City of Nampa

As with every fair housing event where animals and reasonable accommodation are on the menu, there was much vigorous discussion. See the Terms: Glossary and Definitions pages for more information.