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 $15 Million to help meet the needs for safe, stable and affordable housing throughout Idaho.
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 for Homeless Idaho Veterans
While the location is yet to be determined, the development will require approximately an acre of land near the V.A. Medical Center in Boise and/or on a bus line. The new facility is proposed to have 25 units that will be fully furnished with a kitchenette and full bathroom. The site will include amenities such as laundry facilities, shared community meeting space with full kitchen, private meeting spaces for service providers to meet with tenants, recreational space to promote active/healthy living, computer lab, external courtyard, a live-in manager, and a 24-hour surveillance system with controlled entry.
Donations to support this project can be made online: http://bit.ly/HouseIDVets.
Gifts (up to $50,000 total) will be matched by Together Treasure Valley.
Click here for more information: Veterans Permanent Supportive Housing
Housing First Boise/Ada County
Housing First Development
The Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA) and the City of Boise have teamed up through a joint request for proposal (RFP) released on February 9, 2016. The project was awarded to create New Path Community Housing which began construction in the Fall of 2017. For more information please visit: http://www.newpathboise.org. This project is generously supported by Idaho Housing and Finance Association, City of Boise, Ada County, Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority, Saint Alphonsus Health System, St. Luke’s Health System, United Way of Treasure Valley, Laura Moore Cunningham Foundation, and Magellan Health.
How to Help
Community foundations, corporations and individuals who are interested in supporting Housing First in Boise City/Ada County can donate online.
If you are interested in learning more about this project, and how you or your organization can help, please email: DeannaW@ihfa.org.
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Avenues for Hope
The Avenue for Hope Housing Challenge is a unique, online fundraising campaign created by the Home Partnership Foundation in 2011. The annual fundraising campaign has provided $12.2 million for 116 housing nonprofits and school districts throughout Idaho in the past twelve years.
Below are details about the Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge. If there is anything else you need please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Jan 5, 2023 – North Idaho nonprofits get a $450,000 boost
- Jan 5, 2023 – Southeast Idaho nonprofits get a $412,000 boost
- Jan 5, 2023 – Southwest Idaho nonprofits get a $1.8 million boost
- Jan 11, 2023 – Idaho housing nonprofits get a $2.7 million boost
- Jan 5, 2022 – Avenues for Hope raises more than $2.5 million for Idaho nonprofits
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.