Idaho Department of Commerce (IDOC) and Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA), as recipients of funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), are conducting a study to examine the existence of and reasons for barriers to housing choice.

This study is primarily focused on the small cities and rural areas that can apply for federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnership Program (HOME) funds from IDOC or IHFA. We also welcome your contribution if you represent a community that receives HUD funds directly.

You can access the survey online here.

Your participation is voluntary but very important to the development of a meaningful study. All responses are confidential, and will only be reported in combination with those of other participants.

This survey is meant for people who work in the fields of housing and community development, economic development, lending, social services, fair housing, civil rights and any other field directly or indirectly related to the factors which influence housing choice. Because this study focused on the state’s smaller cities and rural areas, we are especially interested in hearing from people who work in these communities. We also welcome input on statewide issues that affect protected classes throughout the state, without regard to where they live.

Please invite others in your field to participate in the survey by forwarding this email with the survey link. We want to receive input from a diverse group of stakeholders.

If you need translation of the survey into a language other than English or a reasonable accommodation to take the survey, please contact or call 970-880-1415 x102.

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