The Home Partnership Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) organization brought to you by Idaho Housing and Finance Association. The Foundation was created in 2005 and has invested nearly $5 Million to help meet the needs for safe, stable and affordable housing throughout Idaho.
The Foundation is the fiscal sponsor of the Housing First – Boise/Ada County projects announced February 9, 2016.
We strengthen communities across Idaho by helping people build a strong foundation for their lives through stable, safe, and affordable housing. We encourage tax-deductible charitable gifts from private citizens, local governments, foundations, and employers to:
- Support shelters and shelter services for the homeless and disadvantaged;
- Help avoid eviction actions to stabilize households and prevent homelessness;
- Encourage asset-building and education to achieve economic independence;
- Build equity-sharing funds to make workforce housing attainable; and
- Facilitate tax-advantaged land donations for affordable housing purposes.
The Home Partnership Foundation, is a non-profit organization helping communities meet their most pressing housing needs. Employers, private citizens, developers, local governments, and others are encouraged to make charitable donations to help sustain and grow these efforts. Gifts can take multiple forms and can be directed to help meet a variety of philanthropic goals. The Home Partnership Foundation does not provide funding or services directly to individuals. Please refer to Idaho Housing’s Housing Information Referral Center (HIRC), or the Housing Assistance Guide to identify community-based providers.
The Foundation relies on many partners to make a measurable difference in the lives of Idahoans in need of housing services and resources. Learn more about our work and how specific programs help address a variety of these needs throughout Idaho:
Providing Shelter and Encouraging Self-Sufficiency
Emergency Shelter and Transitional Housing Program
Homeless shelters across Idaho provide crucial safety and life-sustaining services to our most needy families and individuals. Foundation grants are combined with limited federal resources to support Idaho homeless shelter operations and capital needs in association with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Continuum of Care local grantee-based programs.
Self-Sufficiency and Asset Building Program
Homelessness Prevention Program
Housing First Boise/Ada County
Housing First Single Site
The Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA) and the City of Boise are teaming up through a joint request for proposal (RFP) released on February 9, 2016. This RFP is calling for a team of service providers to work with a development team to build approximately 25 housing first units in the community. Both IHFA and the City of Boise are committing significant financial resources to the winning proposal to ensure viability. IHFA has up to $5.75 million in Low Income Housing Tax Credits available under the special housing needs set aside to fund the project. The City of Boise will also contribute up to $1 million in one-time money to augment acquisition and construction costs for the winning proposal.
Responses to the RFP are due in September 2016. The RFP is available here.
Housing First Scattered Site
Scheduled to debut as early as the summer of 2016, the second Housing First project could provide up to 15 “scattered site” units for people experiencing chronic homelessness. This project is a partnership between the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority, Charitable Assistance to Community’s Homeless (CATCH), Terry Reilly Health Services and the City of Boise. It will utilize existing apartment units around the community to provide permanent housing, including “wrap-around” services.
To reach the goal of 15 scattered site units, the Boise City /Ada County Housing Authority and the City of Boise will prioritize available units from their current housing inventories and the housing authority will provide rental assistance. Terry Reilly and CATCH have teamed to provide supportive services. Funding commitments from interested community foundations, corporations and individuals are sought to make this project a reality by summer 2016. Private landlords also are invited to help expand the impact of the project and provide housing choice for clients.
How to Help
Community foundations, corporations and individuals who are interested in supporting Housing First in Boise City/Ada County can donate online or return this Statement of Intent.
If you are interested in learning more about these projects, and how you or your organization can help, please email DLachiondo@cityofboise.org.
Learn More About Housing First
Avenues for Hope
Below are items that will help participating nonprofits promote the Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge. If there is anything else you need please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- AFH Campaign Training
- Avenues for Hope – Logo
- Facebook Cover
- Poster Partner
- Poster Sponsor
- Mini Handout
- Media Kit
- Jan 04, 2018 – $724,305 Raised for 45 Idaho Nonprofits Serving the Homeless
- Dec 21, 2017 – Avenues for Hope has Raised More Than $240,000 for the Homeless
- Dec 12, 2017 – Avenues for Hope Fundraising Challenge Launches to Prevent Homelessness and Strengthen Communities
- Jan 5, 2017 – Nonprofits serving the Homeless AFH Housing Challenge Surpasses Fundraising goal
- Jan 04, 2018 – Avenues for Hope Campaign Results 2017
- Dec 28, 2017 – Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge – Please Give
- Dec 21, 2017 – Mid-Campaign update
- Dec 12, 2017 – Avenues for Hope Starts Today
- Jan 1, 2017 – Thank You For Everyone Who Participated in the AFH Campaign
Investing in Workforce Housing
Home Equity Partnership Fund
These Funds are public and/or private partnerships established at a local level to facilitate investment in workforce housing. The funds provide equity to qualified homebuyers allowing a buyer to purchase a home in a high cost location. Typically targeted at households earning between 80% and 140% of area median income, the beneficiaries are local teachers, fire fighters, police officers, and other local community workers. Public and private donations are recycled to a new buyer each time a home is sold, along with a share of home appreciation, creating a long-term endowment to support a community’s workforce housing needs.
Facilitating Tax-Advantaged Land Donations
Charitable Land Donation
The Foundation serves as a steward for charitable land donations. Such donations may be made with the intent that donated land will either be liquidated for targeted housing purposes, or used directly in the development of affordable housing.