Idaho Fair Housing Forum partners welcomed key personnel from HUD’s Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity Office for a virtual FHEO training on Thursday, August 10, 2023. The event was well-attended, with over 230 Participants from Idaho and the surrounding regions. If a recording is made available, a link will be posted below.
Opening remarks by Lynn Grosso, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement and Brian Dale, PCED, HUD Field Office Director for Idaho
- Opening Remarks – Brian Dale, FOD; Barbara Lehman, Region X FHEO Director; Lynn Grosso, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement
- HUD FHEO’s Intake Process – Michael Chen, HUD FHEO
- HUD FHEO’s Investigation Process – Breanne Lee, HUD FHEO
- HUD FHEO and VAWA/C Revs – James Kordich, HUD FHEO
- Q & A – FHEO Staff Presenters
- Closing Remarks – Lynn Grosso, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement (tentative), Barbara Lehman, Region X FHEO Director
Resources and links
Members of the Idaho Access Project spoke with several dozen architects, attorneys, and fair housing advocates on May 5 as part of the Intermountain Fair Housing Council’s 2023 workshop series. While the focus was on access in all aspects of life, the session included a comparison between fair housing design and construction requirements and Visitability.
- Inclusive planning and design for mobility, access, safety and connectivity;
- Visitability in single-family residential housing development;
- Inclusive Recreation and Tourism, and
- Integrating people with disabilities in civic, cultural and
The June 22, 2021 Fair Housing webinar focused on fair housing considerations for people with disabilities. Several key stakeholders involved in disability rights and advocacy participated in the discussion of fair housing protections in light of the current housing crisis, which impacts people with disabilities and other protected classes much harder that it does the general population.
One question came up in the follow-up discussion:
What is the statute of limitations on filing a fair housing complaint? HUD’s position:
FHEO begins its complaint investigation process shortly after receiving a complaint. You must file your complaint within one year of the last date of the alleged discrimination under the Fair Housing Act. Other civil rights authorities allow for complaints to be filed after one year for good cause, but FHEO recommends filing as soon as possible.
The group agreed that those in the areas of housing and community development would benefit from a more inclusive planning and design process that engages people with disabilities to inform strategies that make communities more livable and affordable to everyone.
Links to session materials and referenced resources:
Idaho has been fortunate to host several workshops put on by the excellent trainers at Fair Housing Accessibility First! over the years.
We’re excited to announce another chance for those involved in design, construction, development or permitting for the residential environment.
This workshop provides invaluable information for engineers, architects, builders and developers, remodeling contractors and building officials. Learn the basics of design and construction requirements, take a deeper dive into disability rights law and and learn how to make hosing accessible through accommodations and modifications.
As our population ages, we’re all either seniors or seniors in training (if we’re lucky). We need to know how to build a future we and our friends and families can all live with.
Here’s a snapshot from today’s training with attorney Scott P. Moore; thanks to the City of Boise for use of their Council Chambers and for their support of webcasting.
Online webcast link below:
Registration link here
Download flyer here
View all instruction modules here