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IntroductionThe Federal Fair Housing Act (“Act”) (42 U.S.C. §§ 3601-19) prohibits discrimination inhousing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, familial status, and disability (as well as sexual orientation/gender identity if the housing provider or program receives federal funding.
“No Pets Allowed”
The federal Fair Housing Act requires housing providers to make reasonable accommodations in rules, policies, practices or services when necessary to provide equal opportunity for a person with a disability to use and enjoy a residential dwelling. Disability is defined under the Fair Housing Act as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities.
What is a manufactured home?A manufactured home is a structure formerly known as a mobile home. It is built to the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety standards set by HUD and displays a red certification label on the outside of each transportable section. The certification is available only to those homes manufactured after June 15, 1976, when the standards were implementedand cannot be received for any constructed prior to this date.The structure is built in a manufacturing plant and transported in one or more sections on a permanent chassis.
This newsletter provides the most current information available on fair housing topics of interest to you and your clients. I hope you find the articles informative and useful! ~ Sunrise Ayers, Housing Specialty Group Chair, Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc.
Assisting Victims of Identity Theft: A Free CLE Presented by the Idaho Coalition Against Identity Theft
This is a video of the CLE presented on April 30, 2012 by the Idaho Coalition Against Identity Theft to provide information and tips for attorneys representing victims of identity theft. Stephanie Guyon of the Idaho Attorney General’s Office discussed civil remedies and legal steps to take to protect a client’s identity and credit. Patrick Costello of the University of Idaho, discussed victim rights in criminal prosecutions and how to provide counsel and advocacy for victims throughout the criminal justice process.
Idaho Coalition Against Identity Theft seeks to provide a coordinated community response to better assist victims of identity theft in our state. WHAT VICTIMS CAN DO. Place a Fraud Alert on your credit reports by contacting one of the credit reporting agencies (“CRA’s”) listed on the back of this brochure. Request your free credit reports. Call all companies where an account has been misused or opened fraudulently. Close or flag as necessary. Follow up in writing, enclosing an Affidavit.
Financial: Using another’s information/identity in order to obtain credit, goods, or services.
Criminal:Using another’s information/identity when apprehended for a crime;i.e.,a person stopped by law enforcement supplies another person’s name.
Governmental: Supplying another’s information to a government agency;e.g.,giving another person’s information to the IRS.
Medical: Receiving medical care or drugs using another person’s information or identity.
Some Resources for Victims:
ICAIT Website: https://sites.google.com/a/idaholegalaid.org/idaho-coalition-against-identity-theft/
Federal Trade Commission website: http://www.idtheft.gov