Interfaith Sanctuary pausing application process on proposed State St. shelter

Posted at 9:13 AM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 11:13:48-05

BOISE, Idaho — Interfaith Sanctuary is putting a pause on submitting its application to the City of Boise for a proposed homeless shelter on State Street. The executive director says they planned to submit the application on February 23.

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But now, they will wait so they can speak more with neighborhood associations and people who live within 300 feet of the proposed shelter at an upcoming open house.

"I’m grateful for the opportunity to communicate with this neighborhood in a really meaningful way," said Jodi Peterson-Stigers, executive director of Interfaith Sanctuary. "The delay means we heard them we hear they have concerns they have questions and it’s on us to make ourselves available and answer those questions and be good neighbors."

Interfaith says the reimagined shelter would include senior medical dorms, case management support services and a family area with 100 beds, including cribs.