If you’ve lost your housing or worried you’re about to, there’s a new number to call.
On July 1, Our Path Home, a public-private partnership working on homelessness in Ada County opened a new hotline for those in need to get connected to services. It will serve as a single place for anyone with housing issues throughout the county to call for assistance about their situation and get referrals to services.
If you are in need, call: 208-336-4663.
“The Housing Crisis Hotline is one very importantstep towardbetter serving our residents who are experiencing housing insecurity or areat risk of losing their housing,” Maureen Brewer, Senior Manager of Housing and Community Development at the City of Boise, said in a press release. “The hotline will provide deeply needednavigationofresourceson behalf ofcommunity members most impacted by the housing crisis our city is experiencingand help ensure that our residents receivetimely assistance so that they can diverted from homelessness.”
The hotline serves a broad range of people with housing needs, but it will also expand Our Path Home’s data collection on the rising demand for housing services in the Treasure Valley. The hotline was designed by staff at eviction prevention nonprofit Jesse Tree.
“I’m proud of this project and all of the collaborative work it took to get this up and running,” CassandraArtukovich, Operations Manager at Jesse Tree said in a press release. “We are all determined to make a difference in the way families get support through the most troubling time in their lives.”
This is part of Our Path Home’s ongoing effort to end the wait for family homelessness in the next five years through prevention, increased rental assistance and permanent supportive housing.