12th & River Street Senior Apartments Groundbreaking
Over forty supporters of Mercy Housing Northwest-Idaho gathered on August 25th to celebrate the groundbreaking of its first multifamily development in Boise, Idaho. The 12th & River Street Senior Apartments will be a three-story structure located on 3/4 acre close to downtown Boise. The development will be home to more than 50 residents 55 years and older who earn less than 50 percent of the area median income and lower.
City of Boise Mayor David Bieter noted that the 12th and River Street Apartments are the first new multi-family development dedicated to senior citizens in over two years in the area. This $12 million property is being developed in partnership with the City of Boise as well as HUD 202 funding, tax credit equity and a construction loan. Mercy Housing Northwest-Idaho Director of Housing Robert Reed said the project is due for completion by end of summer 2012. We are elated about this wonderful project and the home that it will provide to the underserved senior population in Boise.
Support Resident Services Programs
Mercy Housing Northwest-Idaho is on the forefront meeting resident's needs, in turn working to ensure that low-to moderate-income residents are given the tools to succeed.
Thanks to individuals, congregations and businesses that provided donations to The Start and Succeed Campaign, we received over $1,000 to help the children at the Idaho properties kick off the school year with confidence.
Mercy Housing Northwest-Idaho provides on-site programs in a safe, stimulating environment for individuals, single parents, families, and children. Adults are offered programs related to financial literacy, parenting skills, healthy living, and English as a Second Language (ESL) workshops. Youth can participate in the after-school program, summer program, cooking classes, tutoring, reading club, educational field trips and recreational activities. The program utilizes on-site resources, such as a computer lab, playground equipment, library, and a strong volunteer network to create a safe, educational environment for all residents to flourish.
When you support the needs of a family in your community by donating your time, talent, or treasure, you give them a real chance for a better future! The business community can also participate by becoming sponsors and by engaging their employees in volunteerism or donations for Mercy Housing Northwest-Idaho. For more information, please contact Angelica Garza at firstname.lastname@example.org or to make a donation to Mercy Housing Northwest - Idaho, click here.
Volunteer Spotlight: Wells Fargo employees
On a weekday in July, 20 Wells Fargo bankers got together in the early afternoon to volunteer to paint a Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) home that Mercy Housing Northwest-Idaho purchased to rehabilitate and sell back to a low-to moderate income household. Wells Fargo volunteers painted the walls of a 3,400 sq foot home in just 4 hours! The volunteer hours that Wells Fargo employees logged totaled over 80. The benefits of this volunteer effort are numerous and include saving tax payer dollars, extending the life of NSP, improving the quality of life for the future homeowner, and enables Mercy Housing Northwest-Idaho to help more neighborhoods in Nampa.
Numerous programs throughout the community were linked as a result of the volunteers. We are proud to be able to work with such great people from Wells Fargo's, City of Nampa, IHFA, and HUD.