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Legal Help

Find the nearest Idaho Legal Aid Services office

To find more information about Idaho laws and ways to help yourself:

  • Contact your local Court Assistance Office (CAO). There are many forms, instructions, and/or videos that you can use as a legal resource.
  • Go to the CAO website to download forms, instructions, and/or videos.

http://www.courtselfhelp.idaho.gov/

To find a pro bono attorney:

  • Call the Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program
    (208) 334-4510
    -or-
    1-800-221-3295
  • Write the Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program
    IVLP
    P.O. Box 895
    Boise, ID 83701-0895

To find a private attorney:

  • Call the Idaho State Bar Lawyer Referral Service
    (208) 334-4500

If you have any questions about a lawyer, call the Idaho State Bar, (208) 334-4500

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Fair Housing

If you, as an individual or family, are seeking housing, the Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination because of:

  • race
  • color
  • national origin
  • religion
  • sex
  • familial status: Children under 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women, or people trying to get custody of someone under the age of 18.
  • disability: mental and/or physical.

The term "housing" includes the following:

  • apartments
  • condominiums
  • duplexes
  • multi-unit dwellings:  rental units of 4 units or more
  • mobile homes/trailer courts
  • private homes and housing for sale
  • vacant land
  • homeless shelters (although not a place of permanent residence)
  • shelters for battered women and their families
  • group homes for recovery of drug addicts and alcoholics
  • seasonal bungalows
  • hospices
  • senior/nursing homes

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Housing Discrimination

If you feel you have been discriminated against, you can file a complaint with the following state and federal authorities:

  • Intermountain Fair Housing Council:
In Boise: 208-383-0695
Toll Free: 1-800-717-0695 / TTY
Fax: 208-342-2561
Email: ifcboise@aol.com
Mail: PO Box 1947
  Boise, ID  83701
  • United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):

For Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington

In WA: 206-220-5170
Toll Free: 1-800-877-0246
TTY: 206-220-5185
Mail: 909 First Avenue
  Rm. 205
  Seattle, WA
  98104-1000
Web: www.hud.gov

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