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Boise, Idaho: Ash+River Townhomes Brings Workforce Housing to the City's Downtown

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December 8, 2022  

Boise, Idaho: Ash+River Townhomes Brings Workforce Housing to the City's Downtown

HUD User publishes a series of case studies based on federal, state, and local strategies that increase affordable housing opportunities and support sustainable community development. The projects and community development efforts featured in these reports have demonstrated innovation through a multitude of partnerships and initiatives.

The historic River Street neighborhood in the southern section of Boise, Idaho’s, downtown was once a home for working-class immigrants and one of the city’s few African-American neighborhoods. Urban renewal projects of the 1970s left the downtown and River Street areas peppered with empty lots. To provide more housing options near the city's underpopulated downtown, Boise’s public redevelopment agency, the Capital City Development Corporation, selected regional developer deChase Miksis to build Ash+River Townhomes in the River Street neighborhood. Ash+River, which opened in 2019, is a mixed-use development that includes 34 workforce housing units. The project won a Jack Kemp Excellence in Affordable and Workforce Housing Award from the Urban Land Institute in 2021.

Visit HUD User’s Case Studies page to learn more about affordable housing and to view other innovative community revitalization strategies.

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