Virtual event

Affording Boise: Solutions Live, virtual event at noon March 31

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 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.

Watch live

What: Finding solutions to the housing crisis in Treasure Valley (Part 1)

When: Noon Thursday, March 31

Where: Watch this free event live on, as well as on the Facebook page and YouTube channel.

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Boise developer Clay Carley.

Carley Clay

Boise Developer

Lisa Sanchez

Lisa E. Sanchez

Boise City Councilor

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Deanna Watson, Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority.

Deanna Watson

Boise/Ada Housing Authority

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Rachel Spacek, Darin Oswald [email protected]

Rachel Spacek

Idaho Statesman Moderator/Reporter

This story was originally published March 16, 2022 4:13 p.m.