Boise and Reno capitalize on the California real estate exodus

Julie D’Agostino outside her home in Boise. The Renovare gated community in Eagle, Idaho, is selling homes that start at $650,000—a bargain by California standards, says sales agent Nik Buich. BOISE — Julie D’Agostino spent 15 years in the San Francisco Bay Area working in tech and considers herself decidedly liberal. Still, she ended up buying a home in a

Shelters helping homeless community get out their vote

BOISE — Whether you’ve already voted or are planning to on November 6, it’s crucial you get your voice heard. Among those Idahoans wanting to make a difference are those experiencing homelessness. So two local homeless shelters teamed up to make it happen for them. Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services and Corpus Christi House staff started passing out flyers on Monday,

Former inmate feels scammed in Boise rental market

BOISE — If you’re in the market to rent or buy in the Treasure Valley, then you probably already know housing is scarce and expensive. One man is having an especially tough time finding a place to live because of the market and his criminal past. "You know, they don’t have to rent to felons, but it’s discrimination I think,"

Apartment

The Idaho Falls Redevelopment Agency provided an inside look at the old Bonneville Apartments on Wednesday to City Council members, the media and other city officials, including Mayor Rebecca Casper, a day before the agency finalized a deal to officially purchase the building. The tour was a chance to see the historic building as it was before major renovations begin.

Idaho-Honored

The American Red Cross Greater Idaho Chapter held its annual Hometown Heroes luncheon May 23 at Boise’s Riverside Hotel. The event recognizes heroes from the Treasure Valley area who have helped save lives in the past year. Here is a list of the winners and the awards they won: FIRE SAFETY HERO Boise firefighters Doug Cooper, Greg Briggs, Hyrum Wilson,

housing

More than 11 million families now spend the majority of their income on rent, and family and young adult homelessness rates are rising in many communities. According to the National Low Income Housing Coalition, the average person making minimum wage in Idaho must work over 62 hours to afford a modest one-bedroom apartment, for an average rent of $784—out of

To make way for affordable housing, popular rock climbing gym shutters this weekend | Idaho Statesman

Boise’s affordable housing gain will mean a loss for the local rock climbing community as one of the city’s only rock climbing gyms closes to make way for a new income-based apartment development. Urban Ascent, 308 S. 25th Street in Boise, will close its doors for good on Saturday, April 28, as workers build Adare Manor, an apartment complex offering

Stapilus: Housing tidal wave

In Canyon County, where population and economic growth ordinarily is not just approved of but eagerly sought, organizations like the Canyon County Agricultural Planning Area Committee usually start with an easily accepted point of view: Mo’ growth, mo’ better. The group, which will be advising the county on zoning and its comprehensive plan, was considering the question of the use