Idaho's first "Housing First" community!


New Path Community Housing is a 'Housing First' model; an innovative nationally successful approach to assisting Treasure Valley's most vulnerable citizens.

The first in Boise and the first in Idaho.

The Idea

Offering homes for chronically homeless people and then surrounding them with care to address the challenges that contribute to their homelessness is a proven model throughout the country.

It saves lives and saves our community money.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is it to be funded?

Thanks to multiple funders, construction began on 41-units in the fall, 2017. Idaho Housing and Finance Association donated $500,000 in HOME funds as well as assigning Low Income Tax Credits to the facility; Ada County contributed $200,000 to support the social services to be provided by Terry Reilly Health Services and CATCH, Inc. (Charitable Assistance to Community Homeless); the City of Boise donated $1M in general funds; St. Alphonsus and St. Luke’s Regional Medical Centers provided grants of $250,000, and Boise City Ada County Housing Authority assigned 40 Project Based Vouchers to New Path Community Housing.


Who will build it?

Construction began through a partnership of Thomas Development Co., The Pacific Companies, and Northwest Integrity Housing Co. (NIHC). They have extensive backgrounds in developing “permanent supportive housing” throughout the West.


Where is it to be built?

The New Path site, the former Twin Dragon Chinese Restaurant, 2200 W Fairview in Boise’s West End is close to transportation, retail, grocery stores, recreation, and a variety of social services.


Who will manage New Path?

Tomlinson and Associates, a well-known and experienced property management firm will manage the community. There will be an on-site manager, as well as law enforcement presence on the weekends.


What kinds of services will be available?

Terry Reilly Health Services will provide on-site social services, medical treatment, life skills training, and a place to call home.


How will it save our community money?

Our community will save through major reductions in costs associated with homelessness; including but not limited to ambulance trips, hospital visits, and incarceration.


For further information, contact Connie Hogland, Executive Director, Northwest Integrity Housing Co. (208) 869-0698


Many Public, Non-Profit and Private entities have come together to make our community a better place for all

Ada Count Homeless

Creating Housing First options is an investment in breaking this reactive cycle and a step toward proactive efforts that will save money and lives.


Dave Bieter, Boise Mayor



New Path Community Housing


Boise/Ada Continuum of Care - CoC

Boise City / Ada County Housing Authority - BCACHA

Boise City Housing & Community Development - HCD

HUD Chronically Homeless Definition - Defined

US Interagency Council on Homelessness - USICH

HUD Exchange - HUD


Idaho Housing and Finance Association - IHFA

Boise Vision - LIV Boise

Northwest Integrity Housing Co. - NIHC

National Alliance to End Homelessness - NAENH


The Blue Review (BSU) - May 11, 2016 - COMING

Idaho Statesman - August 03, 2016 - SOLVE

KTVB - November 14, 2016 - FUNDING

Idaho Statesman - March 15, 2017 - GROUNDBREAKING



Does Housing First Work?

The Housing First approach views housing as the foundation for life improvement and enables access to permanent housing without prerequisites or conditions beyond those of a typical renter.

There is a large and growing evidence base demonstrating that Housing First is an effective solution to homelessness.  Consumers in a Housing First model access housing faster and are more likely to remain stably housed.  Permanent supportive housing has been found to be cost efficient.

Providing access to housing generally results in cost savings for communities because housed people are less likely to use emergency services, including hospitals, jails, and emergency shelters, than those who are homeless. One study found an average cost savings on emergency services of $31,545 per person housed in a Housing First program over the course of two years.  Another study showed that a Housing First program would cut costs up to $23,000 per consumer per year over a Shelter program.


Feb 05, 2018

Feb 05, 2018

Construction - Opening Fall 2018

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Construction - Opening Fall 2018

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Sep 20, 2017


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Sep 20, 2017

Groundbreaking - Boise Mayor Dave Bieter

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A crowd gathered together to celebrate the groundbreaking of Boise's first "Housing First" development, New Path Community Housing. New Path will offer 40 one bedroom apartments for the chronically homeless in Boise and reduce costs incurred assisting this vulnerable segment of our community.


Support services will be provided on site through Terry Reilly Health Services and CATCH, Inc. (Charitable Assistance to Community's Homeless of Ada County). Completion is expected in the fall of 2018.


Pictured with shovel in hand left to right are Rodney Reider, President and CEO, Saint Alphansus Health System; Chris Roth, Senior Vice President and CEO, St. Luke's Health System; Deanna Watson, Executive Director, Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority; Thomas Mannschreck, President/Owner, Thomas Development Co; Caleb Roope, President, The Pacific Companies; Dave Bieter, Mayor, City of Boise; Dave Case, Chairman of the Board, Ada County Board of Commissioners; Gerald Hunter, President and Executive Director Idaho Housing and Finance Association.


Mar 17, 2017

Developers Chosen

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“Our selection of Boise Pacific NIHC Associates as the site developer is a major step in the implementation of Housing First,” according to Gerald M. Hunter, president of Idaho Housing and Finance Association. “We are pleased to award low-income tax credits and HOME funds to provide permanent supportive housing for the community’s chronically homeless.”

Apr 28, 2017

Site Planned

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New Path Community Housing will be built on the former Twin Dragon restaurant site in Boise's west end at 2200 W Fariview ave.  The 40 unit Development construction including space for supportive services is expected to break ground later this fall.  Developers Northwest Integrity Housing, Pacific West Communities and Thomas Development Co. have partnered to make this dream a reality.

FEB 17, 2016

Boise State University Research

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Vanessa Fry, Assistant Director of the Public Policy Research Center at Boise State University, presents at TEDx in SunValley.  How could 'Housing First' greatly reduce costs to address the needs of chronic homeless in our County?  Click the link to her presentation:

Ted Talk


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City and County Pledge Support

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The Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority has assigned 40 Section 8 hous­ing vouchers to Boise's first 'Housing First' apartment complex for the chronically homeless, according to Jillian Patterson, Housing Program Director.  Vouchers will bridge the gap for residents when the New Path Community Housing development is operational.

Apr 07, 2017