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,"

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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,

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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

Idaho extends financial adviser contract on endowment land dealings

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials have approved extending the contract of a financial adviser guiding the state through the process of reinvesting millions of dollars from the sale of commercial and residential real estate. The Idaho Land Board voted 5-0 Tuesday to retain Callan Associates through June 2019 at an annual

Judge: Idaho must allow gender changes on birth certificates

Associated Press BOISE, Idaho (AP) – A federal judge says Idaho can’t bar transgender people from changing the sex listed on their birth certificates. In a ruling issued Monday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Candy Dale said the rules by the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare violated the Equal Protection Clause of the U.S. Constitution, served no rational government purpose and