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State of Homelessness in the Treasure Valley Live Q&A

State of Homelessness in the Treasure Valley Live Q&A

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Live, virtual discussion and Q&A on the State of Homelessness in the Greater Boise area

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Working on Affording Boise, our series on rising rents and other housing costs in the Treasure Valley made one thing clear: More people than ever who live in Boise and the surrounding area are in danger of becoming homeless.

Driven by one of the highest rates of increase in the nation, Boise’s tight housing market is forcing hundreds of families to move from their homes. High rents have created a new class of homeless — many finding themselves in a shelter or living out of their vehicle. Scores more are needing social services for housing because they can’t afford rent. That influx into our unhoused population is putting strains on the organizations that support them from food banks to homeless shelters.

So, we created this live virtual discussion and Q&A to explore the State of Homelessness in the Treasure Valley with a panel of experts who deal with and advocate for our homeless every day:

  • Stephanie Day, executive director of CATCH, a social service agency that helps Ada and Canyon county families with children get back on their feet. She also is the current chairwoman of the executive committee for Our Path Home Connect and Outreach, a housing-first initiative for Ada County.
  • Jodi Stigers, executive director of Interfaith Sanctuary, a Boise homeless shelter that is expanding with a new location in West Boise.
  • Rev. Bill Roscoe, executive director of Boise Rescue Mission, which operates faith-based homeless programs and shelters in Ada and Canyon counties.

    You can ask your question in advance when you register here for this free event.

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