Homeless shelter violates Fair Housing ActA homeless shelter in Boise, Idaho, violated the Fair Housing Act by refusing to admit women and families, a federal appeal court has ruled.
The River of Life shelter, operated by the Boise Rescue Mission, serves only men. Another shelter, City Light Home, serves women and families. Men staying at the River of Life shelter are required to attend evening religious service daily.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the City of Boise, which leases the River of Life building to the Rescue Mission, is discriminating against women and families and creating a state-sponsored religion.
Read the court decision here.