The Idaho Statesman’s “Affording Boise” series focuses on the impacts of rapidly rising housing costs and the struggles of people seeking affordable housing and community organizations trying to help.
So far we have reported local families forced into homelessness because they cannot afford rent, children living on the edge and elderly people with limited incomes. We looked at the factors driving rents to rise, the growth of Idahoans seeking public assistance, and the evolution of development.
Now join us for a live virtual event on IdahoStatesman.com and our social media platforms at noon Thursday, March 31
This is where we’ll start the conversation about solutions and strategies that cities, businesses and individuals can adopt to improve the situation. We brought together a panel of people working on different areas of this issue to contribute their views.
If you have any questions about housing in Treasure Valley, you can ask them ahead of time when you answer this free event.
- Boise City Councilor Lisa E. Sanchez, itself a tenant, is in its second term. She built her campaign and works at the forefront of city policy development around tenant rights in Boise, and led an ordinance to stop property managers and landlords from charging application fees. exorbitant rental.
- Developer Carley Clay is Boise born and raised. He is behind several downtown apartment projects, including The Owyhee, which preserved the historic integrity of the 1900s Owyhee Hotel; and Sixth and Grove, which is being built as an affordable housing development.
- Deanna Watson is the Executive Director of Boise City/Ada County Housing Authorities, an organization that provides assistance to people seeking affordable housing through Section 8 vouchers, rental assistance emergency and other programs.
- Rachel Spacek, The Idaho Statesman local government reporter, who designed this series, will moderate the discussion.
>>> Register for our free event and submit your question here.
What: Finding solutions to the housing crisis in Treasure Valley (Part 1)
When: Noon Thursday, March 31
Where: Watch this free event live on IdahoStatesman.com, as well as on the Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Lisa E. Sanchez
Boise City Councilor
Boise/Ada Housing Authority
Idaho Statesman Moderator/Reporter
This story was originally published March 16, 2022 4:13 p.m.