City Investment Paves The Way For 95 New Homes For Boiseans Exiting Homelessness

July 9, 2024

Boise is poised to see almost 100 new homes for residents exiting homelessness. Paired with comprehensive support services, New Path 2.0 will be home to 95 households in just two years.

"I am so grateful to our partners at Our Path Home, The Pacific Companies, our city staff and council members who have joined together to provide homes for people with the support necessary for those exiting homelessness to thrive," said Mayor Lauren McLean. "There is no local issue more complex, more challenging, more demanding of true partnership than housing. We must ensure that people have paths into homes with supports in place to help them stay housed."

New Path 2.0 will provide case management, health care, mental health counseling, substance use disorder treatment and more to residents, empowering individuals experiencing long-term homelessness to achieve success.

"Permanent supportive housing is a proven model," said Council President Colin Nash. "Providing supports, along with housing, makes good economic sense and takes care of people by addressing the underlying causes of homelessness."

The city is partnering with The Pacific Companies to provide $5.5 million in gap financing to ensure the project is successfully built. The city recently committed an additional $7.5 million in seed funding, to be matched by local businesses and philanthropists, partnering with the Idaho Community Foundation to establish a Supportive Housing Investment Fund (SHIF) to sustain wraparound supportive services at New Path 2.0 and other permanent supportive housing locations. Boise City Council is expected to allocate the funding at tonight’s city council meeting.

"This is how we beat the odds, how we avoid the mistakes other cities have made. Investments like these provide a real path into the future for our most vulnerable residents," said McLean. "Because in a city for everyone, everyone is valuable, and we don’t give up on people."

Contact: Mayor's Office Media Relations

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

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