Affordable Housing

Two big needs and surprises: McCall task force looks at solutions to housing shortage

The City of McCall is five months into its Local Housing Action Plan process. The city is working with a diverse group of professionals, including...

City of Boise joins federal housing partnership

Boise will soon be joining forces with over 100 communities and the federal government to address the Treasure Valley's growing housing crisis. On Tuesday,...

Only four projects take advantage of Boise’s housing bonus ordinance a little over a year since approval

The City of Boise's housing bonus ordinance could be set for a shakeup after only a handful of projects used the program in its...

Experts advise Boise on affordable housing crunch: do more now, before the problem gets worse

Affordable housing is at the top of the list of Boise’s most pressing issues, and city officials decided to call in some outside experts...

Ada median home price nears $600k. Canyon hit a record too, while supply went up & demand fell. It’s not clear why

The Boise metro real estate market continues to climb -- and the pace of sales is again speeding up. All while interest rates are...

City of Boise exploring revolving loan fund for affordable housing financing

The City of Boise is researching another tool in an attempt to help staunch the ongoing housing crisis.  On Tuesday, Boise City Council members gave...

‘Innovation and creativity’: ADU program, tiny homes on wheels part of pilot program between Boise & LEAP Housing

The City of Boise is preparing to put two of its new ideas on affordable housing to the test.  Working with nonprofit LEAP Housing (pending...

Boise City Council approves Interfaith Sanctuary’s appeal, with many conditions

It took over twenty hours of deliberation, questions and public testimony, but Interfaith Sanctuary got the green light to move to State Street.  On Monday...

Boise council hearings on Interfaith shelter begin: officials, supporters, and neighborhoods make arguments

Boise City Council kicked off its unprecedented full week of hearings to decide on Interfaith Sanctuary’s proposal to relocate to State Street on Monday...

One suit dropped, another started: Legal battle over homeless encampment/protest near Statehouse shifts

A day after the State of Idaho dropped its lawsuit against an encampment of protesters advocating for Idaho’s homeless community, Idaho Legal Aid upped...

City of Boise eyeing expansion of housing for chronically homeless residents on Fairview Avenue

Nearly a year after Ada County decided to pull its support from the City of Boise’s permanent supportive housing project, the city’s housing team...

Boise City Ada County Housing Authority looks for partners on long-dormant affordable housing project

The Boise City Ada County Housing Authority isn’t giving up on building affordable housing off of Whitewater Park Boulevard.  This spring, the affordable housing agency...

LEAP Housing brings more affordable housing to the Treasure Valley

 A Boise man found his life upended when the pandemic hit. "COVID really was a hard reset for me," Peter Manning said. Like it did for...

Campaign to end family homelessness aims for landlords to commit 300 rentals; nearly $5 million raised

After a year-long delay, the City of Boise lit up its campaign to end family homelessness in mid-2021 and is charging ahead.  The campaign, first...

You Asked: How do low-income housing tax credits work?

It’s no secret rents in Idaho are getting more expensive, but the mechanics behind how the state’s biggest program to create affordable housing works...