Idaho Housing and Finance Association improves lives and strengthens Idaho communities by expanding housing opportunities, building self-sufficiency, and fostering economic development.
Relationship to the State Government: Self-Supporting Organization
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IHFA is established
Idaho Housing introduces the Single-Family Mortgage Loan Program with $35 million in bonds
IHFA finances its first nonsubsidized multifamily housing complex
IHFA becomes one of a few housing finance agencies authorized to underwrite HUD multifamily loan insurance
Idaho Housing issues its first Single-Family Mortgage bonds without sales tax backing.
Idaho Housing celebrates its 50,000th mortgage loan and its 10,000th Finally Home! Homebuyer Education graduate
Total Financing Provided
Rental Units Created Since 1972
Idaho Homeowners Served Since 1972
Finally Home! Homebuyer Education
For two decades, the Finally Home! Homebuyer Education program has empowered first-time homebuyers and created confident, competent homeowners. Featuring life-of-loan counseling, HUD-certified staff and an industry-leading curriculum, this award-winning program has helped 95,000 students throughout the country.
“One of Idaho Housing’s strategic priorities over the next three to five years is to address the widening affordability gap being created by Idaho’s explosive growth, increasing housing costs, and comparatively lagging income growth.”
New Path Community Housing Development
A home can have different meanings. For 64-year-old Edgar, it meant a new lease on life.
“It’s one of the best things to happen to me,” he said.
After experiencing homelessness for a decade, Edgar was one of the first 40 people to move into the New Path Community Housing development in 2018. It is the first development in Idaho to follow the Housing First model. Residents have access to support services such as mental health and substance abuse counseling and healthcare.
Chronically homeless veterans have a safe place to live thanks to Valor Pointe, a 27-unit apartment complex in Boise, Idaho. Veterans have access to health care, mental health counseling and substance use treatment.
“This development is about more than just providing shelter. It ensures veterans will receive the care they deserve in a facility specifically designed for them,” said Gerald M. Hunter, Idaho Housing’s executive director