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House Committee narrowly kills bill overturning Boise rental application cap

The City of Boise’s cap on rental application fees will continue.  On Friday, the House Judiciary, Rules and Administration Committee voted 8-7 to kill HB...

University of Idaho law students support tenants in eviction court

Jesse Tree has a new partner to provide legal support for tenants in eviction court.  Jesse Tree, an eviction prevention nonprofit working in Ada and...

‘Utterly impressed’: Council members, neighbors support North End apartment development

Few projects get a warm welcome quite like a proposal for an apartment building on State Street did this week.  On Tuesday night, first-time developer...

Watered down rental fee bill passes Senate with bipartisan support

The Idaho Senate passed legislation requiring minor restrictions on rental fees, but only after a major part of the bill had been removed.  On Tuesday,...

House subcommittee turns down bill preventing regulation of rental fees

An Idaho House subcommittee sided with renters and their advocates on two pieces of legislation this week.  On Tuesday, a portion of the House Judiciary,...

‘Yes in God’s backyard:’ Nonprofit, churches could team on Boise-area affordable housing projects

A local nonprofit is hoping more than just developers and local governments step up to address the Treasure Valley’s affordable housing problem.  On Thursday, LEAP...

Interfaith Sanctuary says it will delay application for new shelter

Interfaith Santuary’s plans to move to State Street are on hold, for now. On Monday, the emergency shelter’s attorney sent a letter to the Veteran’s...

Boise senator introduces bill requiring “reasonable” rental late fees

A new bill hopes to protect Idaho renters some protections from late fees from their landlords.  Sen. Ali Rabe, D-Boise, introduced legislation earlier this month...

El-Ada plans new 40-unit apartment project aimed at adding affordable housing

El-Ada Community Action Partnership will build 40 new homes in West Boise, with hopes to add more affordable housing stock to the area. The non-profit...

Explain this to me: Boise’s affordable housing land trust

The City of Boise started rolling out one of the biggest tools in its toolbox to develop affordable housing: its own land.  Later this year,...

Behind on rent and utilities? Here’s how to apply for rental assistance in Ada County

Millions in new funds for rental assistance to help those impacted by COVID-19 started flooding into Ada County.  Starting this week, $24.2 million is now...

Neighbors, Interfaith Sanctuary hold Q&A meeting on shelter proposal

A second meeting meant to calm tensions about the possibility of a newly expanded homeless shelter on State Street didn’t go very far in...

Boise’s homelessness system will get $1.3 million. How will it be spent?

The network of nonprofits working on homelessness in Boise will soon get an infusion of money, but it’s still undecided what the money will...

City of Boise will pay out $1.3 million settlement in camping ordinance lawsuit

A legal battle spanning more than a decade about the rights of those experiencing homelessness to sleep outside is over.  On Monday, the City of...

Sanctuary director, city communicated about new shelter. They say it’s not coordination

City of Boise officials have been in contact with Interfaith Sanctuary about the possibility of the emergency shelter moving to a new location, but...

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