This video is a guide for people in Group Homes, Nursing Homes, and other Residential Facilities to help answer questions about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
People with disabilities need to make sure they are counted. The 2020 Census determines how billions of dollars in federal funding is spent across every state – and how much goes to support people with disabilities and their lives in the community. Make sure your household’s census form is complete. Fill it out right at home. You Count! Be Counted! #DisabilityCounts2020 Due to the COVID19 outbreak, the U.S. Census Bureau has extended the self-response phase deadline for the 2020 Census to October 31st. Check out their website for up to date information: https://2020census.gov/en/news-events/operational-adjustments-covid-19.html
Details will be released during a press conference on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 3pm. The press conference will be streamed live on the Idaho Secretary of State Facebook page, where comments will be addressed both live and immediately following.
Provided in partnership from Idaho Legal Aid Services and the Public Housing Authorities of Idaho. Recently the federal government passed the CARES Act in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. This new law imposes a 120-day moratorium on tenant evictions in most federally subsidized housing properties/programs. Tenants in qualifying properties cannot be evicted for nonpayment of rent and cannot be charged late fees until after July 24, 2020. For more information about the CARES Act and Evictions, visit: https://www.nhlp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020.03.27-NHLP-CARES-Act-Eviction-Moratorium-Summary.pdf Even though evictions are suspended, rent is still due. Here is some general advice: If you are able to, pay your rent. … Continue reading Moratorium on Evictions in federally subsidized housing, Stay at Home, & COVID-19 information
DRI Update on the Idaho Primary Election to be held on May 19, 2020 The COVID-19 crisis has created many changes for Americans. In addition to the changes that have been made to events, businesses, employment, and education, many states across the country have also made changes to their elections. As you may know, on April 1, 2020, Governor Brad Little issued a proclamation requiring that Idaho’s May 19, 2020 primary election be held by mail. This is a big change in the way Idahoans can vote and DRI wants you to be aware of this change so you … Continue reading May 2020 Elections
Washington, DC – The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) announced today a formal partnership with the United States Census Bureau to guarantee a fair and accurate 2020 Census. 2020 Census national partners work with the U.S. Census Bureau to achieve its goal “to count every person once, only once, and in the right place.” National partners are non-profit, corporate or community organizations that encourage households to be counted in next year’s census. “We are excited to formally partner with the U.S. Census Bureau to ensure a fair and accurate 2020 Census and make sure that people with disabilities have the … Continue reading NDRN Partners with Census Bureau to Ensure a Fair and Accurate 2020 Census
DisAbility Rights Idaho (DRI) is the designated Protection and Advocacy agency for Idahoans with disabilities. We are concerned about the proposed §1332 waiver’s impact on people with disabilities who will be covered by Idaho’s Medicaid expansion. Senate Bill 1204 directs the Idaho Department of Insurance to apply for a §1332 waiver to obtain Advanced Premium Tax Credit to purchase coverage on the Your Health Idaho insurance exchange instead of being automatically enrolled in Medicaid. Previous studies and estimates have concluded that Idaho’s expansion population will include many people with disabilities and chronic health conditions, including many people with serious mental … Continue reading Comments of DisAbility Rights Idaho on Idaho’s Application for a State Innovation Waiver Under §1332
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A Report on the Cycle of Abuse, Neglect, and Injury at the Southwest Idaho Treatment Center DRI is the Protection and Advocacy (P&A) system for the State of Idaho. The P&A system was originally created to safeguard the well-being of individuals living in institutions. This remains a major focus of P&A activity today. As such, DRI monitors, investigates, and attempts to remedy adverse conditions in large and small, public and private, facilities that care for people with disabilities. DRI believes that people with disabilities are entitled to be free from abuse, neglect, exploitation, discrimination, and isolation, and are to be … Continue reading NO SAFE PLACE TO CALL HOME
February 16, 2018 Last day to pre-register to vote for the March 13 election. March 2, 2018 Last day for an application for a mail-in absentee ballot to be received by the County Clerk for the March 13 election. March 9, 2018 Last day for in-person absentee voting and for early voting for the March 13 election. March 13, 2018. Election 8:00am to 8:00pm (*) At clerks option, polling places may be opened at 7:00am. Absentee ballots must be submitted to the County Clerk’s Elections office by 8:00pm. April 20, 2018 Last day to pre-register to vote for the May … Continue reading 2018 Idaho Election Calendar