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Affordable Housing

You can make your voice heard in Boise’s sessions on housing

The spike in home prices and rents across the Treasure Valley is stressing residents in most of Boise's neighborhoods. The City of Boise is...

Boise City Council divided on licensing short-term rentals

The possibility of licensing short-term rentals didn’t get a rousing welcome at Boise City Hall Tuesday night.  In a work session, city staff presented the...

Living tiny in Garden City? Mayoral candidate proposes tiny home process

A Garden City political hopeful is applying for the small Boise suburb to allow tiny homes within city limits.  Last week, Garden City mayoral candidate...

Resident says delayed indieDwell project in McCall has major issues. Company says it’s working to make it right

Thompson Place is an indieDwell development in McCall that was supposed to be complete last summer, then in winter, then this spring. A year...

McLean threatens to halt new Boise Ave. apartment project unless promises to existing renters are kept

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean will hold back building permits for an upscale student housing project near Boise State University until all of the tenants...

IndieDwell lands new investors, moves manufacturing out of Idaho

An Idaho-based affordable housing company landed itself a new investor, but its Canyon County manufacturing facility is still closed.  Earlier this year, BoiseDev brought you...

Interfaith Sanctuary application moves forward with new layer of approval

Interfaith Sanctuary had to complete a few more steps before its proposal for a new shelter could come before Boise City Council for a...

COVID-19 cases surging in Boise’s homeless community

The latest surge of COVID-19 is hitting Boise’s homeless community hard.  This week one of Boise’s emergency homeless shelters reported a spike in cases as...

Incentive programs: McCall looks for ways to keep up with affordable housing demand

It does not take long to notice the help wanted signs that cover store windows in McCall. The city has long dealt with worker...

City of Boise’s affordable housing program “on hold” after few applications

The City of Boise is putting its affordable housing incentive program on hold after it only funded two eligible projects. Under former Mayor Dave Bieter...

City changes course, says task force won’t help decide location for Interfaith shelter

A task force set up to study Interfaith Sanctuary’s proposal for a new shelter location shifted gears in its final meetings.  At the end of...

Boise lays out new affordable housing goals and strategies as rents continue to rise

The City of Boise has a new set of ambitious goals to address the Treasure Valley’s growing housing crisis.  On Tuesday, the Boise City Council...

Under $15: Low wage workers in Boise face tough choices in tight housing market

The sixth time was the charm for Fabiola Jimenez.  After a frustrating search for a new two-bedroom apartment to share with a roommate, she finally...

You Asked: Is Boise’s affordable apartment complex at Franklin & Orchard still in the works?

In 2019, BoiseDev first told you about a City of Boise plan to redevelop the vacant former Franklin School site at Franklin Rd. and...

Boise wants affordable housing. Attempts keep falling through and leaders are looking to city-owned properties

Boise’s plans for an affordable housing land trust hit some roadblocks over the past year. Of the six properties the city tried to purchase for...