As our community continues to experience growth and rising housing prices, the City of Boise is doing everything we can to ensure a home for everyone, which includes preserving existing affordable housing. Recently, the city finalized its purchase of Sage Mobile Home Park, a 2-acre mobile home park located on the Boise Bench. The mobile home park is in an ideal location near Shoshone Park with access to best-in-class transit on Vista.
Residents of Sage Mobile Home Park were notified of the purchase and that Boise City/Ada County Housing Authorities will take over property management. The city has no immediate plans to redevelop the park. Rather, in the coming weeks, the city will make repairs to the park electrical system and additional improvements to the lots and amenities to ensure no residents are displaced from their homes.
“Ensuring we have a home for everyone, at Boise budgets, includes preserving existing affordable housing,” said Mayor Lauren McLean. “Our housing team is exploring innovative solutions and partnerships to take care of our most vulnerable residents, many of whom are at risk of being displaced from their homes. The purchase of Sage Mobile Home Park will keep 26 more homes affordable for Boiseans and allow us to invest in improvements to the park to address life and safety issues.”
This purchase also allows the city to pilot – with the intent of establishing – a housing preservation program in partnership with the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authorities to expand our ability to preserve existing affordable housing.
The city has a goal of preserving 1,000 existing affordable housing units. To learn more about the City of Boise’s vision of ensuring a home for everyone, please visit cityofboise.org/a-home-for-everyone.