City of Boise and Our Path Home to Lead Conversations on Addressing Homelessness

March 25, 2021

No one should be forced to experience homelessness in Boise. As a community, we must meet this challenge and care for our most vulnerable populations.   

Housing is a basic need, and ending homelessness is an achievable goal in Ada County. In the next six weeks Our Path Home, the public-private partnership working to end homelessness in Ada County, and the City of Boise will reignite a community-wide conversation about current plans and programs to make sure everyone in Boise has access to safe and dignified housing.   

The conversation includes:   

  • Mayor's Listening Session: The session re-introduced the Our Path Home partnership, shared current data on homelessness in Ada County, discussed the broad strategy for addressing homelessness in our community, and outlined outreach plan. Maureen Brewer, the City of Boise’s Senior Housing and Community Development Manager, joined Mayor. (Watch here)
  • Virtual Roundtable and Community Conversation: The City of Boise, Mayor McLean and Our Path Home partners will host a virtual discussion around the community-wide approach to homelessness in Ada County. The first half of the event will be dedicated to a panel discussion with the Mayor, Boise Police Chief, Ryan Lee, Our Path Home partners and City of Boise homelessness experts, to share individual and collective work in addressing homelessness in Ada County. The second half of the event will be reserved for topic-specific break-out sessions facilitated by subject matter experts. (Register here) 
  • Neighborhood ConversationsMayor, Chief Lee and an Our Path Home partner will meet community members across the city for three discussions aimed at raising awareness around the Our Path Home partnership, the work being done to meet the needs of our community members experiencing homelessness and introduce the Campaign to End Family Homelessness. 
  • Tours + Giving Back: Host two tours at Housing First site-based projects – New Path Community Housing and Valor Pointe. “I’m proud of how Boise has stepped up during this pandemic," said Mayor Lauren McLean. “Boise is a place where we help our neighbors. I know our collective empathy is greater than this challenge, and we will succeed." 

Contact: Mayor's Office Media Relations

(208) 972-8520 | info@cityofboise.org

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