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Judge dismissed unemployment benefits lawsuit against Gov. Little, IDOL

An Ada County District judge dismissed a lawsuit against Governor Brad Little and the Director of the Idaho Department of Labor for terminating additional...

Idaho to lose tens of millions in emergency rental aid, but Boise set to get more

Idaho is likely to lose tens of millions in federal emergency rental assistance because it has spent so little of the money it’s received...

Data shows Boise-area housing market is slowing (but it’s still pretty fast)

The Boise-area real estate market continues to shift, with the latest data showing both increases in prices -- as well as a slowing pace...

Treasure Valley Latino homebuyers helping to buoy nationwide spike in ownership

Lymaris Ortiz Perez did whatever it took to buy a home for her family.  In 2019, Ortiz Perez and her 10-year-old son lived with Perez’s...

Median home price drops in both Ada & Canyon counties according to latest data

The median price of a home in Ada County dropped in August. It also dropped in Canyon County - for the second month in...

Analysis: Study says Boise housing is overvalued. Local real estate experts push back. What’s happening?

NEWS ANALYSIS Last week, Fortune Magazine posted a story with an intriguing headline: "These are the most overvalued housing markets in the US." The photo on the...

Boise lays out new affordable housing goals and strategies as rents continue to rise

The City of Boise has a new set of ambitious goals to address the Treasure Valley’s growing housing crisis.  On Tuesday, the Boise City Council...

Under $15: Low wage workers in Boise face tough choices in tight housing market

The sixth time was the charm for Fabiola Jimenez.  After a frustrating search for a new two-bedroom apartment to share with a roommate, she finally...

Boise wants affordable housing. Attempts keep falling through and leaders are looking to city-owned properties

Boise’s plans for an affordable housing land trust hit some roadblocks over the past year. Of the six properties the city tried to purchase for...

Data shows (slight) cooling of housing market: Inventory up, homes sold dip from prior year

The latest housing stats are in for the Treasure Valley - and the metrics show the market cooling somewhat from its blistering hot pace...

Million-dollar+ homes, once a rarity, becoming more common in Ada Co.

As home prices in the Treasure Valley have risen sharply in recent years, so has the number of homes sold for $1 million or...

Tiny homes? Home sharing? Boise tests new affordable housing concepts

Last week, a corner of Terry Day Park along Federal Way buzzed with activity.  It wasn’t for a children’s birthday party, a soccer game or...

Boise rent prices continue to increase faster than anywhere else in the US

The average cost of rent in Boise continues to rise -- faster than anywhere else in the country. In February, we told you about how...

Some Idahoans are struggling to access millions in rental assistance

Brandy Meyers is too exhausted from narrowly avoiding eviction to do much celebrating.  Meyers, 44, and her four other family members have been renting a...

Boise State study: Housing for chronically homeless saves community $2.66 million

New Path Community Housing, Idaho’s first supportive permanent housing community for the chronically homeless, achieved $2.66 million in savings for the community over two...