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Housing & Development

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.

Simpson Applauds Supreme Court’s Decision on Clean Power Plant Rule

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to temporarily block one of the EPA’s rules regulating carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants

Simpson Applauds Supreme Court’s Decision on Clean Power Plant Rule

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to temporarily block one of the EPA’s rules regulating carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.

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

MERCY LOAN FUND PARTNERS WITH MERCY HOUSING TO PRESERVE RURAL HOUSING IN IDAHO

Mercy Loan Fund (MLF), a leading Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), announced that it has partnered with its parent organization, Mercy Housing, Inc. (MHI), one of the nation’s largest developers of and managers of affordable housing, to preserve 55 affordable homes at Hawthorne Village Apartments. The affordable community is located in Moscow, Idaho and serves people in the area who make 50 to 80 percent of area median income (AMI)

GOVERNOR OTTER ADDS TO WATER SUSTAINABILITY BUDGET REQUEST

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter asked legislative budget writers today to augment his Executive Budget request for fiscal 2017 with additional funding to reverse the decline of Idaho aquifer levels – especially the Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer.

Idaho Housing’s Home Partnership Foundation to award $145,000 to nonprofits serving homeless Jan. 20

Idaho Housing’s Home Partnership Foundation is awarding grant prizes totaling $145,000 to nonprofits in the Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge on Wednesday, January 20. Representatives from nonprofits attending the Boise event will be available for interviews to speak about their plans to help their communities in 2016, and Gerald M. Hunter, president of Idaho Housing, will award grant prize funding at 10:30 a.m

Simpson Supports Congressional Review of EPA Water Grab

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson joined 253 Members of Congress in passing S.J.Res. 22, a resolution intended to stop the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from implementing the Obama Administration’s controversial Clean Water Rule. The rule, which was implemented in June 2015 in spite of widespread opposition among the public and in Congress, broadly expands the agencies’ jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act. S.J.Res. 22 would use the Congressional Review Act to prevent the rule from being enacted and bring the agencies’ actions back in line with congressional intent.

Idaho Housing hosts guest speaker on bedbug prevention and remediation at free Twin Falls...

Idaho Housing and Finance Association is bringing a guest speaker from Cook Pest Control, Inc. to speak about bedbug identification, prevention, and remediation at a free Twin Falls workshop designed for landlords.

Over $130,000 donated so far to help nonprofits serve Idaho homeless in Avenues for...

Idaho Housing and Finance Association through its Home Partnership Foundation announced that more than $130,000 has been donated in its fifth annual Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge so far, with three days left for Idahoans to give. The online fundraiser allows businesses and individuals to support their favorite participating housing nonprofits through tax-deductible year-end donations.

$33,000 awarded to 8 nonprofits serving Idaho homeless during Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today applauded the passage of H.R. 2029, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations bill that included many important provisions for Idaho and Western States. The House passed H.R. 2029 by a vote of 316-113, and it will be considered by the U.S. Senate today.

House Overwhelmingly Passes FY2016 Omnibus Appropriations – Big Wins for Idaho

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson today applauded the passage of H.R. 2029, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations bill that included many important provisions for Idaho and Western States. The House passed H.R. 2029 by a vote of 316-113, and it will be considered by the U.S. Senate today.

What the FY2016 Omnibus Appropriations Bill Means To Idaho

Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson applauded the release of H.R. 2029, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations bill that included many important provisions for Idaho and Western States.

Commission approves United Water Idaho rate case settlement

The Idaho Public Utilities Commission is adopting a settlement to the United Water Idaho* rate case. The settlement increases rates by 6% effective Dec. 22 and another 1.4% on Dec. 22, 2016.

Chairman Mike Simpson Praises Release of FY16 Omnibus Appropriations Act

The House Appropriations Committee released FY2016 Omnibus Appropriations bill last night. This legislation includes funding for the 12 annual Appropriations bills through the end of the fiscal year, September 30, 2016.

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DR. JOHN RUSCHE OF LEWISTON NAMED TO IDAHO WATER RESOURCE BOARD

Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter announced the appointment today of Dr. John Rusche, a former minority leader in the Idaho House of Representatives, to fill the unexpired term of Charles “Chuck” Cuddy of Orofino on the Idaho Water Resource Board.