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Housing Crunch

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...

‘More and more difficult’: Housing crisis stretching Treasure Valley seniors

A lot of people find a roommate through a mutual friend or a social media posting, but Jan S. and Valerie P. met when...

Change in the housing price trend? Data tells interesting stories in Ada, Canyon

There's a rare lull in the upward trend of median home prices in Ada County for the month of June -- but prices continue...

‘Boise, in case you haven’t heard, is booming’: Today Show highlights local growth, challenges

"A lot of people looked at their lives and said 'If I'm going to live someplace, why not live someplace I've always wanted to...

County officials say increased homeowner’s exemption will provide little tax relief

After months of talks, the Idaho Legislature voted to increase the homeowner’s exemption to $125,000. So, what does this mean for you? With the legislation...

Northwest Boise residents push back against housing density in zoning code proposal

Some in Northwest Boise has a bone to pick with the city’s proposed zoning code rewrite.  On Thursday evening, dozens of Boiseans from the city’s...

Median home price crosses half-million mark in Ada, tops $400k in Canyon

The latest data on median home prices in Ada & Canyon Counties is out. And both areas crossed a key psychological threshold for...

‘Wow… is something going on with the real estate!:’ National TV lens focuses on Boise

It's the type of national exposure Boise leaders used to crave. A six-minute spot on the highly-watched CBS Sunday Morning program. Correspondent David Pogue opened...

Yes, your property tax will go up, assessor said: “unprecedented” year

Boise property values are up 25%, due to an “unprecedented” year of real estate sales across Ada County, assessor Bob McQuade told the Boise...

‘Imminent peril’: Valley cities reevaluating development due to property tax legislation

Just shy of midnight on Monday, the Caldwell City Council declared "imminent peril" and enacted a six-month moratorium on residential development in response to...

Exclusive poll shows Boiseans concerned the city isn’t doing enough for affordable housing, worried about investors

BoiseDev and Embold Research worked together to craft several polling questions to give a better sense of public opinion on key issues around housing...

Median home prices continue to climb in Ada & Canyon; 2C median nears $400,000

The median price of a home in Ada County jumped again in April, continuing to edge toward the $500,000 level for the first time....