Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Homeless & Crisis Assistance

Crapo to Honor Idahoan Helping Homeless Vets; Note Teen Dating Violence Awareness Efforts

A Treasure Valley businesswoman who has helped homeless veterans and immigrants with critical housing needs will be presented the Spirit of Idaho Award by Idaho Senator Mike Crapo this Friday.  Joy Schweitzer, the daughter of a World War II veteran, has used her company, Around the Town, to find more than three-dozen homeless vets a place to live.  Crapo created the award to recognize Idahoans who go beyond the norm to help others.

HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS ROUNDTABLE MEMBERS PARTNER TO CREATE TWO ‘HOUSING FIRST’ PROJECTS

Two major initiatives that could provide up to 40 new units of permanent supportive housing to those in the community experiencing chronic homelessness were announced today by members of the Roundtable on Housing and Homelessness

Idaho Housing and Finance Association announces annual Point-In-Time (PIT) count of homeless

Idaho Housing and Finance Association is announcing the 2016 Point-in-Time (PIT) Count scheduled for today, Wednesday, January 27, 2016. Idaho Housing will collect and publish the data gathered by over 200 volunteers, with 50 organizations assisting in surveying communities across the state to document the sheltered and unsheltered homeless population and their needs.

2015 Point-In-Time Count Shows Homelessness Numbers Remain

Idaho Housing and Finance Association releases its 2015 findings from the annual Idaho homeless Point-in-Time Count, which took place this past January 28, 2015. The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development requires an annual count of sheltered individuals and a biennial count of unsheltered individuals in order to receive federal funding to aid the homeless. Idaho Housing and Finance Association works with service providers and volunteers around the state to coordinate and conduct the annual count

Idaho homeless numbers continue to decrease

WASHINGTON, D.C. - April 18, 2013 - (RealEstateRama) -- The homeless population in Idaho decreased for the third consecutive year, according to the most recent Point-in-Time Count. The 2013 assessment identified 1,781 homeless adults and children in Idaho, a 9.5 percent decrease from the previous year, when there were 1,968 homeless. The state’s homeless population has fallen 24 percent since 2010, when there were 2,346 homeless

$46,853 Donated to Prevent Homelessness Across Idaho

BOISE, ID - January 4, 2012 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Home Partnership Foundation announces the 22 Idaho nonprofit recipients of its challenge and leadership grants from the Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge, an online campaign, which ran Nov. 14 through Dec. 31.

Community Encouraged to Raise $2,000 to Help Prevent Homelessness

BOISE, ID - September 21, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Home Partnership Foundation (HPF), brought to you by Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA), is asking North Central Idaho community members to raise at least $2,000 in donations to help prevent homelessness this winter to satisfy a new challenge grant. Donations from the community are needed by Oct. 15

Idaho Homeless Numbers Decrease Six Percent

BOISE, ID - July 12, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- A statewide count of homeless persons in Idaho conducted by Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA) and regional housing coalitions, indicates there are 2,199 homeless in the state, over a six percent decrease from the 2,346 registered last year.

Department of Finance Offers Tips to Distressed Homeowners on How to Avoid Mortgage Relief...

April 22, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- As a part of Financial Literacy Month the Idaho Department of Finance is promoting online resources for homeowners who are behind on their mortgage payments, or who may be at risk of falling behind on their mortgage payments. “Homeowners need to know that federal and state laws are in place to protect them from mortgage relief scams that have sprung up during the mortgage crisis,” said Gavin Gee, Department of Finance director.

$2.56 million in Continuum of Care grants distributed statewide to help homeless

BOISE, ID - March 14, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Homeless Idahoans will continue to have access to essential services through a grant distributed by Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA). IHFA has received $2.56 million in Continuum of Care grants from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that will provide permanent and transitional housing for homeless people across Idaho.

$168,836 awarded to homeless shelters and service providers across Idaho

BOISE, ID - January 24, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Home Partnership Foundation, brought to you by Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA), has awarded 24 critical needs grants in the amount of $168,836 to homeless shelters and service providers across Idaho. These funds are intended to support the greatest needs statewide, including shelter operations and capital improvements, funding to help prevent homelessness, and efforts to encourage asset building to enhance client’s self-sufficiency. The Foundation is the state’s only 501(c)(3) housing foundation dedicated to helping those in need

$2,500 contribution from American West Bank helps Home Partnership Foundation prevent homelessness

COEUR D’ALENE, ID - August 26, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Home Partnership Foundation, brought to you by Idaho Housing and Finance Association, was recently awarded a $2,500 contribution from AmericanWest Bank. These funds are being directed by St. Vincent de Paul North Idaho, allowing them to help more North Idaho families on the brink of homelessness through the H.E.L.P. Center located at 201 E. Harrison Ave. in Coeur d’Alene.

$69,600 awarded to homeless shelters and service providers across Idaho

Home Partnership Foundation responds in time of need. BOISE, ID - February 11, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Home Partnership Foundation, brought to you by Idaho Housing and Finance Association, has awarded 13 emergency response grants in the amount of $69,600 to homeless shelters and service providers across the state. These funds are intended to support the greatest needs of housing service providers statewide including shelter operations and capital improvements, funding for motel vouchers (when shelters are full), as well as homelessness prevention efforts.

$4.4 million in funding will aid Idaho’s homeless Recent count identifies nearly 2,000 Idahoans...

BOISE, ID - May 28, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Homelessness. The word alone does little to explain how it affects individuals, families, and communities. Nearly 2,000 Idahoans – 24% under the age of 18 – were identified as homeless during the annual homeless Point-In-Time Count, conducted statewide on Jan. 28, 2009.

IHFA to administer $529,252 in Emergency Shelter Grants to assist homeless

(BOISE) Idaho Housing and Finance Association has received $529,252 in Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)...

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Senator Risch Highlights INL’s Cybersecurity Efforts During Energy and Natural Resources...

During a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on cybersecurity, U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) highlighted the Idaho National Lab's (INL) ongoing efforts to deter cyber threats against the United States. Risch also questioned Andrew Bochman, INL's Senior Cyber and Energy Security Strategist, about ways to better protect our grid and other critical control systems