New Path Community Housing
New Path Community Housing is Idaho’s first permanent supportive housing development using the Housing First approach to help the chronically homeless. Research conducted by Boise State University shows that Housing First saves a community over $1.5 million in emergency and shelter expenses for every 40 people. Support services will include medical and mental health care, life skills education, case management, and financial and job training.
This 4-story development is being developed by Northwest Integrity Housing Co (NIHC), in partnership with Thomas Development Co., Pacific West Communities, the City of Boise, Idaho Housing & Finance Association (IHFA), Boise City / Ada County Housing Authority, St. Alphonsus, St. Luke’s, Ada County, Terry Reilly Health Services, and CATCH.
The site for New Path was carefully selected to be close to the necessary services, amenities, and transportation needed for this resident population. There will be 40 one-bedroom units for residents and one two-bedroom unit for an on-site manager. In addition to the residential units, there will be a manager’s office, several meeting rooms (including private offices) for the supportive services providers, recreational space, business center, community room for resident gatherings, laundry rooms on every floor, and a secure courtyard area for the resident’s enjoyment.
CCDC’s will reimburse the development for the public streetscape improvements to be made on 22nd Street and Fairview Avenue through the Type 1 Participation Program. The Fairview streetscapes will be constructed as a “Green Street” and 22nd Street will be done as “Urban Concrete” per the Boise Streetscape Standards and Specifications Manual. Eligible expenses for reimbursement will include sidewalks, street trees, street lights, planters, landscaping, and street furnishings and associated construction and installation costs.
Project Summary and Timeline:
- 41 Unit permanent supportive housing (for-rent)
- Located on 22nd Street and Fairview Avenue (30th Street URA)
- $7.3 Million Total Development Costs
- May 11, 2017 – DR Approval
- September 19, 2017 – Groundbreaking
- October 2017 – Type 1 Agreement Designation
- November 2017 – CCDC Board Approval of Type 1 Agreement
- October 2018 – Estimated Construction Complete. Developer submits costs for reimbursement
CCDC Project Manager Laura Williams is overseeing this project.