Boise joining initiative to increase affordable housing

City of Boise
Posted at 4:26 PM, Dec 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-04 18:26:53-05

Boise is set to join an initiative aimed at increasing long-term affordable housing.

Boise Mayor Lauren McLean's office announced the city is joining the Bloomberg-Harvard City Leadership initiative, which will "build our city and community's capacity to lead, innovate, collaborate and engage in a way that will advance Mayor McLean's goal to create a City for Everyone," according to a statement from the city.

"Cities will be better coming out of the pandemic, but only if they use this time to find solutions and innovate," said Mayor Lauren McLean. "That's why we joined the Bloomberg-Harvard team, to learn new tools, new ways to think, and new ways to engage residents."

The Bloomberg-Harvard City Leadership Initiative team will help the city develop new solutions to long-term affordable housing.

"Along with new and innovative solutions, the program will help our city leverage existing programs like the Community Housing Land Trust," according to a statement from the city. "That program uses city-owned property to help create housing for residents at all income levels and ensure that it remains affordable into the future."