Fair Housing


What's New?

  • HUD Guidance on Criminal History as a Housing Eligibility Criteria 
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released Guidance on Application of Fair Housing Act Standards to the Use of Criminal Records by Providers of Housing and Real Estate-Related Transactions document in April 2016. More information.

  • HUD’s Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Final Rule
    The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a final rule to equip communities that receive HUD funding with data and tools that will help them to meet long-standing fair housing obligations in their use of HUD funds. More information.

Who is Protected?

  • The City of Boise prohibits the denial to or discrimination against any other person because of sexual orientation and/or gender identity/expression in the sale, purchase, lease or rental of any housing accommodation, or to otherwise discriminate in the terms and conditions, maintenance, improvement or repair of any housing accommodation.
    Boise's Non-Discrimination Ordinance

Boise's Fair Housing Public Awareness Initiative

  • The City of Boise and the Mayor's Fair Housing Task Force launched a Fair Housing Public Awareness Initiative intended to further awareness and understanding of fair housing rights and responsibilities under the federal Fair Housing Act of 1968. 

  • "Can We Live There?"
    Many community fair housing stakeholders have invested in this project, which include radio and television public-service announcements, billboards, bus panels, bus benches and community presentations. 
    Watch Boise's Fair Housing public-service announcement