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Rolling back Idaho’s energy code requirements could impact some federal loans on new homes

A proposal to dramatically scale back Idaho's energy code could impact a small portion of home sales backed with loans from the federal government.  The...

Boise eyes Fire Station 5 affordable housing project for homeless community with medical needs

More permanent supportive housing is slated for downtown Boise.  Last week, the City of Boise selected Boise-based developer Northwest Real Estate Capital Corporation as the...

City of Boise eyes West Bench office building for affordable housing

The City of Boise is looking to potentially purchase a site for affordable housing development.  On Tuesday, Boise City Council unanimously approved a purchase and...

HUD will add additional affordable housing vouchers, including 70 in Idaho

Seventy new low-income Idaho households will be able to access affordable housing assistance soon as part of a push from the Department of Housing...

New federal housing program aims to house over 200 Idahoan families dealing with homelessness

Diana Slavik cried when she heard the news about her family's new place to live.  Earlier this year, she and her two teenage daughters lived...

Boise closes deal to buy Boise Bench mobile home park

The City of Boise closed a deal on a two-acre mobile home park off of Vista Avenue this week to preserve two dozen affordable...

City of Boise moves to buy building on Americana Blvd. to expand day shelter services

The City of Boise is buying a building near Cooper Court to expand daytime services for the city’s homeless community.  On Tuesday night, Boise City...

Boise picks NY firm to study housing loan fund: could help finance projects with affordable rent

Boise is bringing in an out-of-state firm to help stand up a revolving loan fund for affordable housing.  On Tuesday, Boise City Council selected New...

BCA pens letter to Meridian about concerns with how housing is handled & plans to contact other cities

The Building Contractors Association of Southwestern Idaho is sending out letters to cities across the Treasure Valley with one major concern at the forefront...

Affordable housing with possible daycare planned for Boise Bench

A new affordable housing project could come to the Boise Bench. Pacific West Communities and Hawkins Companies submitted an application to bring 201 long-term affordable...

Small city, tiny homes: Garden City considers proposal on movable housing

Tiny home communities were up for discussion during a Garden City City Council last month.  Developers Hannah Ball and Jason Jones left council members with...

With Interfaith hoping to move, CATCH commits to staying in Shoreline neighborhood long term

One of Boise’s leading homelessness relief agencies is creating some more elbow room in its downtown offices.  Starting next month, the staff of CATCH will...

Two court challenges ask judge to overrule Boise’s approval of Interfaith shelter

Neighbors of the Interfaith Sanctuary's future State St. location are moving ahead in their fight against the project. The Veterans Park Neighborhood Association officially...

Idaho housing officials say rental assistance will last through June 2023 despite federal government clawing back $100 million

Despite turning back roughly $100 million in rental assistance funds to the federal government, Idaho housing officials expect the state to have the funds...

Idaho Supreme Court puts online eviction mediation pilot on hold while preparing “broader menu of options”

Ada County’s pilot program for online conflict resolution in eviction cases is on hold.  In 2021, the Idaho Supreme Court announced a new program to...