The Intermountain Fair Housing Council, located in Boise, is a nonprofit organization that (among other things) provides education and training on complying with the federal Fair Housing Act. https://ifhcidaho.org/
Affordable Housing and Homelessness.
I donated several hours of pro bono legal service last year to a local nonprofit whose mission is to increase the supply of high-quality affordable housing in our area. This is a noble calling, in my opinion.
Lack of Affordable Housing has Reached the Crisis Stage.
We read stories of how a shortage of affordable housing is contributing to a wide array of harms. People from Silicon Valley to Boise are finding it increasingly difficult to find housing near their jobs. This contributes to increased air pollution from longer commutes. It also makes it harder for people to show up on time and sufficiently rested to be productive when they are there.
The Fair Housing Act Often Protects Former Drug Users from Discrimination.
I write regularly about the Fair Housing Act and its consequences for real estate businesses that violate it.
The Fair Housing Act Prohibits Discrimination on Account of Family Status. I recently gave a presentation (graciously provided by the Intermountain Fair Housing Council) to the Brokers Council of Idaho. … Continue reading Fair Housing Act Tip: Have Written Policies and Apply Them Uniformly
Protected Classes Under the Fair Housing Act (FHA) As I have written here Fair Housing Act Risks Touch More Businesses Than You Think! And here Fair Housing Act Trap for … Continue reading How Landlords can Avoid Discrimination on the Basis of Familial Status
Animals on your premises? Recent news broadcasts have highlighted the extent to which some people are claiming their pets (large and small) to be Emotion Support Animals. Business owners need … Continue reading Do You Know How to Comply with the Laws About Service and Assistance Animals?
What is the Fair Housing and Whom Does it Protect?
I recently discussed my Cutting Corners blog post with Julie Schott in the Meridian, Idaho office of NexTitle http://www.nextitle.com. She added insight from the perspective of the title companies, namely, that in this sizzling market they are seeing deals fall through for two reasons:
Sizzling Real Estate Markets. I live in Boise, a city that is on a number of the “Best Places to (Live; do Business; Retire; etc.)” lists these days. I’m sure … Continue reading Cutting Corners in a Sizzling Market Gets Everyone in Hot Water