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Housing

Idaho Fair Housing Law (Title 67-State Government and State Affairs) prohibits discrimination in real estate transactions which is based on:

  • Race
  • Color
  • National Origin
  • Religion
  • Disability
  • Sex

 

Idaho law applies to all real estate transactions, including:

  • Advertising 
  • Showing
  • Renting
  • Leasing
  • Buying
  • Selling
  • Financing

What housing is covered?

Idaho law covers most housing, including single rentals, houses and duplexes. An exemption is made for an owner occupied duplex.

Who is covered?

  • Advertising media
  • Apartment housing agents and managers
  • Banks, savings & loan associations, mortgage lenders or other financial institutions
  • Developers and owners
  • Contractors
  • Home builders
  • Individual home owners
  • Landlords
  • Landowners
  • Rental agents
  • Real estate brokers
  • Real estate salespersons

Discrimination can occur:

  • When an owner or manager, broker, salesperson or anyone else refuses to show or submit offers for property, or otherwise interferes with or discourages a transaction or
  • When any form of advertisement indicates a preference for or limitation on particular groups or
  • When a person to whom an application for financing is made limits access to financing because the applicant is a minority or has a disability or
  • When a person for the purpose of trying to induce a real estate transaction indicates that the minority composition of the surrounding area is changing or is about to change.
  • When a renter is not allowed to install a wheelchair ramp or other type of reasonable modification that would permit accessibility for the person with a disability, at his/her own expense, even though he/she promises to remove it when he/she leaves.