Join our Team

Would you like to join a vibrant, entrepreneurial organization that encourages you to reach your full potential? Our employees enjoy great benefits, an environment that promotes work life balance, personal health and well being, and professional growth. Consider joining our team and discover why our employees enjoy working for Idaho Housing and Finance Association.

Here are a few reasons why Idaho Housing has earned top recognition as one of the “Best Places to Work” for the past nine years.

  • Low turnover – Our employees stay with us resulting in a long tenured workforce
  • Work environment and company culture are ranked as excellent – by our employees
  • Work life balance and personal wellness is a priority
  • Commitment to employee growth and development
  • High degree of satisfaction working for an organization that makes a difference in the lives of people in Idaho


Idaho Housing is focused on one common goal — total customer satisfaction. To achieve that goal, we put all our efforts into building a strong dedicated team.

“Employees are our greatest priority.” We believe in this so strongly that we made this statement a guiding business principle. Over 250 employees make up Idaho Housing and Finance Association’s staff. Seventy-five percent of employees work at the company’s corporate office in Boise, and the additional personnel in our four branch offices in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Falls, Lewiston and Twin Falls. Our branch offices support our Housing Choice Voucher and Family Self Sufficiency programs. We know employees care more for organizations that care about them, so we do our very best to provide the best working environment possible. Idaho Housing is committed to its employees — from your work space and surroundings, to the technology you need to be productive. We promote health and wellness and work life balance.

Diversity and Inclusion

At Idaho Housing, diversity means the similarities and differences among our employees, customers, and partners. Our employees represent diverse perspectives, opinions, and experiences, yet we function as a single, passionate group in our commitment to Idaho Housing’s mission.

Why Work at Idaho Housing?

  • “I love that we are a company for “regular”, middle to lower income people… I love that we have options/program that more traditional don’t/can’t offer their borrowers…. It makes me happy to be able to help these people.”

    Annie Smith – Homeownership Lending
  • “Idaho Housing is guided by a team of extremely experienced and successful leaders who promote personal growth and professional advancement. I have worked for Idaho Housing for 8 ½ years and can’t imagine a better place to work.”

    Brady Ellis – Homeless Programs Manager
  • “Working for Idaho Housing is truly a rewarding employment opportunity. It’s a good feeling knowing we are providing affordable housing purchase programs benefitting the moderate income citizens of Idaho. Many people have realized the “Great American Dream” of homeownership utilizing what we do here at Idaho Housing.”

    Gary Elliott – Loan Acquisition Specialist
  • “I have been a firm believer that in order to successfully manage you have to be able to measure, and what is measured will always improve what you manage. Idaho Housing has an exceptional and extremely stable management team which has a clear and compelling vision of our future”

    Jeff Holmes, Housing Compliance

  • Health
  • Employee Assistance and Company Activities
  • Retirement
  • Holidays and Time Off
  • Facility Benefits


  • Excellent health insurances (i.e., medical/dental/vision/prescription drug) with very low deductibles & low co-pays for you and your family
  • Pre-tax medical spending account (FSA)
  • Pre-tax dependent care account
  • Free life insurance for you and your family
  • Free Accidental death and dismemberment insurance
  • Free long term disability plan (effective after 30 days)
  • In-house gym
  • Annual company sponsored Health Fair
  • Mobile mammogram van on-site twice a year
  • Active Wellness Committee

Employee Assistance and Company Activities

  • Employee Assistance Program (e.g., free counseling) for you and your family.
  • Company sponsored employee activities.
  • Wellness programs and Health Fair.


  • Three plans for retirement:
  • Company sponsored Pension
  • Deferred compensation plan with company match
  • Roth 457(k)
  • Unique End of year sick leave deferral into retirement

Holidays and Time Off

  • 10 Paid holidays
  • Generous vacation accrual and carry-over to next year
  • Unique sick accrual plan (unused sick leave gets deposited into retirement)

Facility Benefits

  • In-House Gym with Lockers and Showers (Boise Facility)
  • Free downtown parking at our Boise office