Eviction Moratorium Information
Please note if you have been affected by the ending of the eviction moratorium we are unable to assist with this issue. Please call:
Intermountain Fair Housing Council
4696 W. Overland Rd., Suite 140
Boise, Idaho 83705
Idaho Legal Aid
Apply for Help: Apply for our services by phone, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time (9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time), by calling: (208) 746-7541.
Phone intake is closed from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Mountain Time) and 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Pacific Time). However, you may click here to apply online at any time.
Over 323,000 Federal Student Loan Borrowers to Receive $5.8 Billion in Automatic Total and Permanent Disability Discharges
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DRI is Idaho’s Protection and Advocacy System (P&A). Each state’s P & A is part of a federally mandated system with the authority and obligation to protect and advocate for the human and legal rights of individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness and/or other disabilities. Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (PADD), 42 U.S.C. § 15001, et seq.; Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness Act (PAIMI), 42 U.S.C. §10801; and, Protection and Advocacy for Individual Rights (PAIR), 20 U.S.C. §794e. Since our establishment in 1977, we have visited facilities/service providers across the state to monitor the … Continue reading Notice of Monitor at Grand Teton Residential Treatment Center
DisAbility Rights Idaho and Idaho Federation of Families present: Minors’ Rights in Mental Health Treatment Click here to download a PDF explaining confidentiality in youth mental health sessions Idaho Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health is conducting a survey of youth who view this video about Confidentiality in Mental Health Sessions. Please click below link to provide feedback. Thank you! https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/sv/4DzamU9
Click here to download a PDF version of this announcement. June 29, 2021 To: Any and All Parents/Guardians of Innercept, LLC Re: DisAbility Rights Idaho Monitor Visit Dear Parent/Guardian: This letter is to inform you that DisAbility Rights Idaho (“DRI”) is planning to visit Innercept Residential Treatment Center on the dates of July 6, 2021 through July 8, 2021. Our visit to the facility is for monitoring purposes, which simply means that we will be speaking with residents and staff, and observing the general atmosphere and environment of the facility to monitor for compliance regarding safety and clients’ rights. DRI … Continue reading Notice of Monitor at Innercept Residential Treatment Center
DRI Executive Director, Amy Cunningham, a delegate at the Fourth National Guardianship Summit, joined 125 participants to develop National Recommendations for Guardianship Reform
Highlights of National Guardianship Summit Held virtually over four half-day sessions starting on May 10, 2021 around the theme of Maximizing Autonomy and Ensuring Accountability. First national summit held to develop recommendations in ten years. National Guardianship Network, a collaboration of fourteen organizations interested in guardianship issues organized the summit. Syracuse University Collage of Law hosted the event. Highlight of Summit Recommendations Twenty-two Recommendations for Improvement and Reform Rights-Based Guardianships – Enhancing Rights of Persons Subject to Guardianship: 3 Recommendations Supporting Decision-Making: 4 Recommendations Limited Guardianship, Protective Arrangement & Diverting Pipelines: 4 Recommendations Rethinking Guardianship Monitoring & … Continue reading DRI Executive Director, Amy Cunningham, a delegate at the Fourth National Guardianship Summit, joined 125 participants to develop National Recommendations for Guardianship Reform
Households can enroll in the Emergency Broadband Benefit Program starting May 12, 2021. Eligible households enrolled in the Program can receive monthly discounts up to $50/month for broadband service (up to $75/month if the household is on Tribal lands). Also, the Program will provide a one-time discount of up to $100 on a computer or tablet for eligible households. The Program is open to households that participate in an existing low-income or pandemic relief program offered by a broadband provider; Lifeline subscribers, including those receiving Medicaid and/or SNAP benefits; households with kids receiving free and/or reduced lunch and/or school breakfast; … Continue reading EMERGENCY BROADBAND BENEFIT PROGRAM
DISABILITY RIGHTS GROUPS AND IDAHO LEGISLATURE ENTER INTO CONSENT DECREE ASSURING ONGOING ACCESS DURING CURRENT LEGISLATIVE SESSION
Click here to download a PDF version of this press release. March 5, 2021 — Five disability rights advocacy organizations and two Idahoans with disabilities have entered into a consent decree with the Idaho State Legislature, Speaker of the House Scott Bedke and President Pro Tempore of the Senate Chuck Winder to ensure that persons with disabilities can testify before legislative committees and participate in activities at the State Capitol during this legislative session without risk of exposure to or contracting Covid-19. Persons with disabilities are at heightened risk of severe complications from Covid-19. The consent decree resolves a lawsuit … Continue reading DISABILITY RIGHTS GROUPS AND IDAHO LEGISLATURE ENTER INTO CONSENT DECREE ASSURING ONGOING ACCESS DURING CURRENT LEGISLATIVE SESSION
Click here to download a PDF version of this announcement. March 1, 2021 Attention: All Parents and/or Guardians of Any Residents Currently Placed Mountain Home Academy – Located at 2850 Industrial Way, Mountain Home, Idaho 83647 The purpose of this announcement is to inform parents and guardians of residents currently placed at Mountain Home Academy that DRI will be monitoring activities at the facility the week of March 8, 2021 and may in the course of such monitoring have access to the minor or adult with a legal guardian. 42 C.F.R. 51.42(e). Disability Rights Idaho (DRI) is Idaho’s designated Protection … Continue reading Notice of Monitor at MHA