A Home for Everyone

A Home for Everyone is the city’s approach to addressing housing needs in our community for all. The programs and initiatives under A Home for Everyone are resident-focused and resident-centered. This means everyone is included – from students and young professionals to empty nesters and retirees, our CEOs to those experiencing homelessness.

The City of Boise is committed to doing everything we can to ensure that there is a place to live for every resident, at every budget.

Visit our Housing Data Portal for easy access to data, maps and interactive dashboards related to housing in Boise.

Interactive Housing Data Portal

Boise's Housing + Neighborhood Programs

Housing Programs

The city's approach to addressing housing needs in Boise.

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Rental Housing Programs

The city's rental housing program offers a variety of apartments and single-family homes for income-qualified residents.

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Our Path Home

A public-private partnership working to end homelessness in Ada County.

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HUD Funding + Resources

Programs funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Housing Needs Analysis

The 2021 Housing Needs Analysis Reports tell us where the city needs to focus our efforts.

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Affordable Housing Showcase

Information on current affordable housing projects addressing City of Boise's housing needs.

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Fee Deferral for Affordable Housing

Information for affordable housing developers.

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Mission-Based Organizations + Affordable Homes

Nonprofits, faith communities, and other mission-based organizations can be part of the solution to the affordable housing crisis.

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Housing Programs

The housing program is the city's approach to addressing housing needs in Boise. It aims to provide a variety of housing choices and to create great places – compact, dynamic neighborhoods with walkable streets, access to arts, culture and jobs, as well as transit and a wide variety of businesses/services.

Housing Land Trust

The Housing Land Trust leverages city-owned property to create housing for residents at all income levels and ensure that it remains affordable into the future.

Accessory Dwelling Units

In 2019, following an extensive community engagement period, the City of Boise amended the development code around Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) to support the creation of additional affordable housing across our city.

The City of Boise decided to maintain the existing requirement that the property owner remain on-site, either in a primary unit or in the ADU, and made amendments to maximum size limits, number of bedrooms allowed and on-site parking requirements.

Modern Zoning Code

Modern Zoning Code

In 2023 the City of Boise adopted a new zoning code, which had not changed significantly in over 55 years. A Modern Zoning Code ensures that we preserve and enhance community character, keep our neighborhoods people-scaled and people-friendly, and serve the needs of our city today and into the future.

Housing Investment Program

Housing Investment Program

To meet the housing needs of our growing community, the City of Boise created a Housing Incentives Program. The program provides financial incentives for the development of rental housing within Boise city limits affordable to individuals and families earning at or below 80% Area Median Income.

Multi-family residential housing

Rental Housing Program

rental housing

The City of Boise’s Rental Housing program offers a variety of apartments and single-family homes for income-qualified residents. The units are conveniently located along transportation corridors and activity centers.

Valor Pointe veterans housing building
Valor Pointe Veterans Housing

Our Path Home Administration

Our Path Home

The City of Boise is the lead agency of Our Path Home, the public-private partnership working to end homelessness in Ada County. The partnership is comprised of nearly 50 partner agencies working together to provide homelessness prevention services, a regional response to those experiencing homelessness and supportive housing.

Our Path Home led the development of two key Housing First developments in our community:

  • New Path Community Housing
    Idaho’s first site-based permanent supportive housing development. The 41-unit apartment community opened its doors to 45 community members experiencing chronic homelessness with significant and multiple barriers to housing in November 2018.
  • Valor Pointe
    A 27-unit apartment complex offering health care, mental health counseling and substance abuse treatment opened its doors to our community’s most vulnerable veterans experiencing homelessness in August 2020.
House with a new roof

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Administration

  • Home Improvement Loan Program
    Helps income-qualified homeowners make necessary repairs to ensure their home is safe, decent, sanitary and energy efficient. Loans are available for energy and accessibility improvements, as well as general housing repairs.
  • Non-Owner Occupied Property Preservation
    Helps landlords make necessary repairs to their property to make it safe, decent, sanitary and energy efficient for income-qualified tenants to live in.
  • Funding Opportunities
    Provide our community with resources and funds to address a wide-range of needs, projects and activities focused on low-to-moderate income households. Funds have been used to help with the development of several key mixed-use, mixed-income housing developments, including Adare Apartments, Hawthorne Street Cottages and 12th and River Senior Housing.

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