Housing Discrimination

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This section details discrimination related to the federal Fair Housing Act and Idaho fair housing laws.

The Fair Housing Act prohibits efforts to coerce, intimidate, threaten, or interfere with any person’s fair housing rights. See 42 United States code 3617. This includes harassment and retaliation against a person exercising their fair housing rights.
Do you know what a place of public accommodation is? Did you know that places of public accommodation must be accessible to persons with disabilities? To learn more, please view our Public Accommodations Guide, which covers state and federal protections for persons with disabilities in places of public accommodation.
Attached is a brochure on fair housing laws and issues related to sex discrimination. This brochure is available in English, Spanish, Swahili, Arabic, and Farsi. 
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued a press release on February 11, 2021 that they will begin enforcing the Fair Housing Act to include protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.  HUD will also begin to review all claims of discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation received since Jan. 20, 2020.
This brochure provides an overview of housing discrimination based upon familial status and is available in multiple languages below. 
This brochure offers an overview of housing discrimination based on race, color, or national origin and is translated into multiple languages below.
The following activities may indicate discrimination.  You can follow up by requesting a written explanation from the housing provider or by contacting an agency, such as the Intermountain Fair Housing Council, who can do testing to see if discrimination is occurring. 
A summary on a housing provider’s obligation to make reasonable accommodations and modifications which may be necessary to afford a person with a disability the equal opportunity to use and enjoy a dwelling.

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