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Zoe Ann Olson - Executive Director of Intermountain Fair Housing Council in Idaho.

Updated: Nov 16, 2023

🎙️ Podcast Announcement 🎙️

Join us for an insightful conversation on fair housing, equality, and advocacy as we welcome a remarkable guest to our podcast. We are thrilled to introduce Zoe Ann Olson, the Executive Director of the Intermountain Fair Housing Council, Inc. (IFHC).




🏠 About Zoe Ann Olson: Zoe Ann Olson is a passionate advocate for fair housing and has dedicated her career to promoting equal housing opportunities for all. With extensive experience in the field, she has become a leading voice in the fight against housing discrimination.


Zoe Ann Olson has extensive housing law experience including the FHA, Idaho State housing law, reasonable accommodations and modifications, litigation concerning the FHA, public housing cases, wrongful evictions, repairs, security deposits, mobile home park cases, foreclosures, predatory lending, etc. Ms. Olson has extensive relationships with housing providers, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) staff, social service organizations, and housing law practitioners.

Her dedication, expertise, and unwavering commitment to the cause have made her a driving force in the fair housing movement.

In our upcoming podcast episode, Zoe Ann Olson will share her valuable insights on the challenges and opportunities in the world of fair housing. She will discuss the work of IFHC, the impact of fair housing laws, and the importance of community engagement and education in creating more inclusive neighborhoods.

Don't miss this chance to hear from a true advocate for social justice and equal housing opportunities. Stay tuned for our upcoming episode with Zoe Ann Olson, where we delve deep into the critical issues surrounding fair housing!

Stay connected for updates and subscribe to our podcast to catch this enlightening conversation. Together, let's work towards a more equitable and inclusive housing landscape.

Here is a look at her Bio:

Ms. Zoe Ann Olson is the Executive Director of the Intermountain Fair Housing Council, Inc. (IFHC) and has been with IFHC for over ten (10) years now. Ms. Olson has 14 years of experience as an attorney with Idaho Legal Aid Services, Inc. (ILAS) where she served as the Housing Specialty Chair and Fair Housing/Fair Lending Project Director. Ms. Olson has had extensive fair housing training via John Marshall University, Seattle University, HUD/NFHTA, Accessibility First, National Consumer Law Center, National Fair Housing Alliance, EPA, and AARP. Ms. Olson has extensive housing law experience including the FHA, Idaho State housing law, reasonable accommodations and modifications, litigation concerning the FHA, public housing cases, wrongful evictions, repairs, security deposits, mobile home park cases, foreclosures, predatory lending, etc. Ms. Olson has extensive relationships with housing providers, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) staff, social service organizations, and housing law practitioners. She is a member of the Idaho Asset Building Network, NFHA, NAACP, Boise City/Ada County Coalition for the Homeless, Idaho State Bar Diversity Law, Real Property Law, Animal Law and Government and Public Sector Law, Idaho History Law Sections, and Idaho Woman Lawyers. Ms. Olson was a fair housing speaker at the Washington Affordable Housing Association Conference in 2019, at the Housing Solutions Conference in 2020, at the National Low-Income Housing Coalition Member Updates and the Fair Housing in Land Use and AFFH Conference at the University of Idaho in 2021, at the City of Boise for Fair Housing and Equal Access Training in 2022, at the IREM and NARPM Fair Housing Idaho Conference in 2022 and 2023 respectively, and the lead fair housing training throughout Idaho in 2012 to 2023. In 2022, she was the recipient of the Idaho Woman Lawyers Bertha Stull Green Public Service Lawyer Award and the Inns of Court Unsung Hero Award.

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