Housing Crunch

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...

The income of Boise area homebuyers increased fastest in the US, fueled by remote workers

The median income of a buyer of a home in the Boise metro area increased sharply during the COVID-19 pandemic era. More sharply than...

McCall looks at adding new government agency to work on local housing problem

The McCall Area Local Housing Action Plan was presented to city council and with that came the request for a new government agency.  The newly proposed...

In Idaho’s tight housing market, refugee relief agencies struggle to keep pace

Refugee resettlement programs have been bringing the world to Idaho since the 1970s. Since that time, Boise has grown to be a bastion of...

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...

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...

St. Lukes purchases apartment units in McCall for workforce housing

St. Lukes has purchased a property in McCall to help alleviate the workforce housing shortage in the area.  The building at 212 N. Third Street...

New coalition of construction companies, startups launch Housing Innovation Hub

Boise is a major hot spot for America’s housing crisis, but a new organization hopes it can also be the center for solutions.  A group...

Deep dive: Meridian lacks affordable housing options. Leaders say solutions aren’t easily found

New subdivisions continue to pop up across Meridian to accommodate the city's booming population. However, not all residents can afford the housing that is...

Brundage gets OK for first 88 homes at base of ski resort

Adams County commissioners approved expansion plans for Brundage Mountain Resort.  Phase one of the project, called Northwoods, would bring 88 homes to the base of...

St. Lukes launches new portal to help employees find housing

St. Lukes launched a new rental housing portal to make it easier for current and prospective employees to find a home in this complicated...

Ada County home prices up over last year, but growth is still flattening

If you're a homeowner in Ada County, your home is way more valuable than it was a year ago. But, that doesn't mean values...

Family moves into Habitat for Humanity’s 96th Boise-area home

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity just completed its 96th home in the Treasure Valley. Husband and wife Louai Nasri and Walaa Natfaji, along with their...

Valley Co. home prices see increase, McCall median home price skyrockets

The data is in for real estate in Valley County and from 2020 to 2021, prices have continued to climb. The median home price over...

Bills introduced in House, Senate to add hundreds back onto the circuit breaker

Legislators are hoping for some changes to last year’s property tax reform bill after hearing back from local governments and constituents.  This week, two separate...