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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...

Interfaith Sanctuary submits formal application for State Street expansion

Interfaith Sanctuary officially submitted its paperwork to the City of Boise to build a larger shelter on State Street.  Lasts week, the shelter submitted application...

Millions in rental assistance still available to low-income Idahoans

Thousands of Idahoans received rental assistance this year in the aftermath of COVID-19 and there are still millions available.  As of last week, 1,050 households...

Property owners lodge complaints in 17th St. area; CCDC launches study

An underdeveloped corner of downtown Boise home to multiple social service nonprofits is under study by the city’s urban renewal agency.  Earlier this year, Capital...

Boise to replace downtown fire station, add affordable housing

The City of Boise is gearing up to replace its oldest fire station, plus add something new to the area. On Tuesday, Boise Fire Chief...

Rental late fee bill dies on House floor

The Idaho House turned down a bill adding minor protections for renters on its first day back in session after an unexpected recess due...

New RV park with amenities to open along I-84

RVers will soon have a new place to stay.  This summer, Meridian-based FSOne Development will open a 126 stall RV park next to I-84 in...

Boise adds three new staffers to work on affordable housing, homelessness

The City of Boise is beefing up it’s affordable housing team.  Boise City Council unanimously approved a change to the city’s budget Tuesday night to...

IHFA to support Interfaith Sanctuary without federal grant

The Idaho Housing and Finance Administration will no longer be seeking a federal grant to help Interfaith Sanctuary expand, but will still be supporting...

Boise considering tightening 72-hour street parking rules

Parking could get a little stricter in the City of Trees.  On Tuesday, Boise City Council heard an ordinance that would clamp down on how...

Interfaith Sanctuary reworks proposal for State Street shelter: here’s what’s changed

Interfaith Sanctuary is shaking up its plan for an expanded emergency shelter on State Street after heavy opposition from the neighborhood.  In the new proposal,...

BSU: Evictions down 30% in 2020 due to rental assistance, court closures

A combination of court closures, rental assistance and a federal eviction moratorium led to a dip in evictions filed in the Gem State last...

Housing Authority and Interfaith Sanctuary awarded grants from court settlement

After more than a decade of court battles, the City of Boise moved quickly to pay out a $1.3 million settlement to address homelessness.  On...

Boise, Housing Authority continued to file some evictions during moratorium

An eviction moratorium remains in effect nationwide, but some evictions at the City of Boise and the Boise City Ada County Housing Authority continued.  Since...

Temporary day shelter closing at the end of March

Downtown Boise’s expanded day shelter for the homeless population is closing and services will return to their old location.  At the end of March, Interfaith...