2011, Community House

Community House, Inc. v. City of Boise, (2011) the City of Boise was ordered to pay $1 million to Community House, a shelter/housing provider when the City violated the State constitution and the Fair Housing Act. The City gave a deal to a religious organization to lease and then own Community House’s building, evicting women and families with children from the shelter, and passing a discriminatory ordinance making the shelter for men only and retaliating against Community House through a hostile takeover of the building and programs. Under the Fair Housing Act, a City cannot favor one gender over another nor pass a law that does so. Moreover, it cannot favor or disfavor a religious group or adults over families with children.

by IFHCIdaho July 22, 2021