Affordable Housing

Legislation introduced to end Boise’s rental application fee cap

A new proposal introduced by a Meridian legislator could overturn the City of Boise’s cap on rental application fees.  On Monday, Rep. Joe Palmer, R-Meridian,...

Gov. Little proposes $50 million for workforce housing financing

Governor Brad Little is pitching a plan to help housing developers build housing for middle-income Idahoans statewide.  On Wednesday, Little’s budget chief Alex Adams told...

‘Defined a little more’: Boise Council asks for changes to short-term rental proposal

Boise City Council is heading back to the drawing board on a proposed ordinance to license short-term rentals in city limits.  On Tuesday, city council...

McLean says she will run again, talks housing, Interfaith, jobs, climate & more in wide-ranging interview

Boise's mayor plans to run for another term - and says her focus on housing, the economy, jobs, and climate will continue to be...

Interfaith Sanctuary to appeal P&Z denial of State Street shelter

Interfaith Sanctuary is optimistic about the likelihood of relocating to State Street as its application moves to Boise City Council.  After getting turned down 5-1...

Boise Planning & Zoning commission votes to deny application for new Interfaith Sanctuary

Interfaith Sanctuary got a thumbs down at Planning & Zoning Commission Monday. After roughly twelve hours of public testimony spread over three public hearings, commissioners...

Nampa bar fundraising to turn school bus into home for local family

Slick's Bar in Nampa is raising money and recruiting people to help turn a school bus into a home for a local family. "Six years...

First neighborhood meeting on State St. affordable housing site ahead as plan starts to form

The City of Boise's plan to build affordable housing on part of the old Smoky Davis site along State St. is quietly moving forward. The...

Three homelessness nonprofits open Warm Up Day Shelter

Boise’s homeless community will have a new place to warm up this winter.  Starting this week, anyone in need of getting out of the elements...

CATCH: More Idahoans experiencing homelessness, hundreds waiting on housing

As the housing crisis continues in the City of Boise and Ada County, people experiencing homelessness are being left unhoused for longer. CATCH, a nonprofit...

After 14 hours of hearings, no vote on Interfaith shelter until next year; Other projects delayed

People hoping to know the fate of the Interfaith Sanctuary proposal on State St. will not get a vote from the Planning and Zoning...

Ada Co. residents could get additional rental assistance with unspent funds

More rental assistance could begin to flow into Ada County early next year.  Since early this year, the Boise City Ada County Housing Authority spent...

New apartments on hoped-for stadium site could feature local modular tech., daycare center, sustainable methods

A large empty lot used to be the place generations of Idahoans went to buy a Chevrolet. But since 1997, the large piece of...

Interfaith Sanctuary proposal headed to third public hearing after six hours of public testimony

Boise has longer to wait before Planning & Zoning makes a decision on the possible relocation of Interfaith Sanctuary.  On Monday, P&Z heard roughly six...

Canyon County nonprofit works to build its own affordable housing

Besides providing support and services to people who have experienced domestic or sexual abuse, a Canyon County nonprofit is also helping to provide affordable...