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Tiny homes? Home sharing? Boise tests new affordable housing concepts

Last week, a corner of Terry Day Park along Federal Way buzzed with activity.  It wasn’t for a children’s birthday party, a soccer game or...

On hold: City of Boise will pump brakes on Murgoitio site annexation

The City of Boise will slow down its plans to redevelop Southwest Boise's Murgoitio park. On Thursday, Boise Mayor Lauren McLean announced that the...

Some Idahoans are struggling to access millions in rental assistance

Brandy Meyers is too exhausted from narrowly avoiding eviction to do much celebrating.  Meyers, 44, and her four other family members have been renting a...

‘More and more difficult’: Housing crisis stretching Treasure Valley seniors

A lot of people find a roommate through a mutual friend or a social media posting, but Jan S. and Valerie P. met when...

Mediators raise concerns about online eviction mediation program

A new pilot program from the Idaho State Supreme Court will allow Ada County tenants and landlords to try and resolve eviction cases online...

Treasure Valley housing crisis causes ripples across economy, community

The Treasure Valley’s affordable housing crunch touches more than just individuals struggling to make their rent. Boise’s housing crisis is one of the major forces...

Boise names Interfaith Sanctuary task force members a month after pause

Mayor Lauren McLean has named the nineteen people set to serve on a task force to evaluate the location and project for a new...

Experiencing a housing crisis in Ada County? Call a new hotline

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...

Ada Co. Commissioners cut New Path funding, look for changes

The Ada County Commissioners want a new way forward for Boise’s Housing First project for chronically homeless residents.  During Monday’s budget deliberations, the three-member board...

Boise’s growing State St.: City takes next steps to add long urban renewal district along road

A long talked about new urban renewal district could soon roll into Boise. On Tuesday, Boise City Council got a progress report on an effort...

Boise asks Interfaith to ‘pause’ new shelter location. What happens next?

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean appeared in a video posted late Thursday to social media to say she asked that the Interfaith Sanctuary project for...

Ada County Commissioners question price tag, services at Housing First project

The Ada County Commissioners had some tough questions for officials leading the New Path Community Housing project for chronically homeless residents.  The project, which houses...

Annual count shows decline in Boise homelessness despite housing crunch. What’s going on?

The results from an annual count of people experiencing homelessness in Boise showed the lowest numbers recorded since 2017, but officials say this data...

IndieDwell shuts down Caldwell factory for revamp, lays off 61 employees; Expands elsewhere

A prominent affordable housing manufacturer in Caldwell closed its doors earlier this year.  IndieDwell, a company focused on building affordable housing units made out of...

Boise’s homeless community on pros and cons of Interfaith Sanctuary’s proposed move

The immediate neighbors and business owners aren’t the only ones impacted by Interfaith Sanctuary finding a new home.  Starting in January, BoiseDev began to take...