Guest Opinion: What Can Be Done About the Housing Crisis?

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 anRead More

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 consideringRead More

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 throughRead More

Hunt Mortgage Group Refinances an Age Restricted Housing Property Located in Boise, Idaho

Leisure Villa Apartments is a 57-unit, age restricted housing property located at 3003 North Overlook Road. The property was built in 1973 and expanded in 2000. The property is situated on three acres and is comprised of four, one- and two-story apartment buildings and a one-story clubhouse. The loan is ten-year fixed rate transaction withRead More

c Initiative Begins Signature Gathering

The Medicaid expansion initiative needs roughly 48,000 signatures coming from 18 districts to qualify for November’s ballot. (Luke Mayville/Reclaim Idaho) BOISE, Idaho – Groups that want to expand Medicaid and cover 78,000 uninsured Idahoans have begun collecting signatures for a November ballot measure – despite other, state level efforts to cover folks without health insurance.Read More

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