More than $100,000 donated to support safe, stable housing in Idaho

January 11, 2012 – (RealEstateRama) — More Idaho families will have warm, safe places to call home in the coming year thanks to collaboration between the Home Partnership Foundation and nonprofits throughout the state.

The Foundation’s Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge helped provide a $100,014 funding boost to 22 organizations that provide essential housing services in Idaho. More than 950 individual donors contributed $53,014 through the grassroots, online-only effort from Dec. 4 to Dec. 31. The Home Partnership Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization created by Idaho Housing and Finance Association, awarded $45,000 in grants and the KeyBank Foundation contributed an additional $2,000.

“Our thanks go out to the numerous donors who contributed during the past month. Without them, many critical resources for homeless individuals and families would not be available,” said Gerald M. Hunter, Home Partnership Foundation president. “We are grateful for the generous community support and for the great work of nonprofit organizations that deliver essential services to Idaho’s homeless.”

CATCH, Inc. of Boise was the campaign’s biggest beneficiary, raising $12,555 and receiving $15,000 in grants. The Jesse Tree of Idaho, based in Boise, was second, raising $4,450 and receiving $8,500 in grants. Pocatello Neighborhood Housing Services was third with $5,382 in donations and $7,000 in grants. You can find out more about the campaign at www.avenuesforhope.org.

The total of donations and grants to nonprofit organizations participating in the Avenues for Hope Housing Challenge:

North Idaho

Family Promise of North Idaho, Inc.: $875

Northcentral Idaho

Sojourners’ Alliance: $3,730

Lewiston-Clarkston Partners Habitat for Humanity: $50

The Lewiston Salvation Army: $25

Southwest Idaho

CATCH, Inc.: $27,555

Interfaith Sanctuary Housing Services, Inc.: $14,050

The Jesse Tree of Idaho: $12,950

Organization Assisting The Homeless Student (OATHS) : $3,305

Advocates Against Family Violence, Inc.: $2,700

Corpus Christi House – STEP UP Education Center: $2,585

Canyon County Habitat for Humanity: $625

The Salvation Army of the Treasure Valley: $550

Supportive Housing and Innovative Partnerships (SHIP), Second Chance Building Materials Center: $275

Neighborhood Housing Services: $225

Southcentral Idaho

South Central Community Action Partnership (SCCAP): $2,650

Mini-Cassia Shelter: $400

Southeast Idaho

Pocatello Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.: $12,382

Family Services Alliance of Southeast Idaho: $2,625

Bannock Youth Foundation: $25

East central Idaho

Family Care Center Inc. – Idaho Falls Rescue Mission: $3,547

Lemhi County Crisis Intervention – The Mahoney House : $6,560

CLUB Inc.: $2,325

Eds: Detailed information on the grant award structure and individual donation amounts are available at www.avenuesforhope.org.

The Home Partnership Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization whose mission is to help people build a strong foundation for their lives through safe, stable and affordable housing. Donations are tax deductible consistent with IRC Section 170, tax-exempt number 75-3162969. All online contributions will receive an email gift receipt and credit card transaction confirmation.

Idaho Housing and Finance Association, a financial services and housing business organization, improves lives and strengthens Idaho communities by expanding housing opportunities, building self-sufficiency and fostering economic development.

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Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA), a financial services and housing business organization, provides funding for affordable housing in Idaho communities where it is most needed and when it is economically feasible.

Contact:

Idaho Housing and Finance Association.
565 W. Myrtle P.O. Box 7899
Boise, ID 83707-1899

Lisa Davis
Public & Media Relations Officer
Phone: 208-331-4858

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