Energize Our Neighborhoods | Housing



Housing was selected as an indicator for determining the overall health of a neighborhood, as simply put, there in an interconnectedness between housing and health. In the attached article by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, “the physical, social, and service environments of neighborhoods can promote health or put health in jeopardy.” 

  • Home Improvement Loan Program
    Boise's Home Improvement Loan Program assists low/moderate income homeowners make necessary repairs to bring their home up to code and make it a safe, decent and sanitary place to live. Loans are available for energy and accessibility improvements as well as general housing repairs.

Past Activities

  • Neighborhood Data Canvas
    To help tell the Energize Our Neighborhood story, 30 Boise State students canvassed and photographed the Vista Neighborhood during March, 2015. The students collected information on the traits that make an area most livable, including completed streets, bus stops, sidewalks, greenspace, etc. Learn More 
  • Home Improvement Grants Awarded
    $8,000 in grant funds was awarded to homeowners in the Vista Neighborhood to make energy and accessibility improvements, as well as general housing repairs.