LEAP is a certified Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) focused on decreasing the affordable housing deficit though creation of innovative and out-of-the-box affordable housing communities.
With the financial help of the National Housing Trust Fund and the Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA), LEAP developed a community of four new affordable homes in NW Boise on land donated by a local Boisean.
We partnered with local builder, IndieDwell who creates the most energy efficient and modern homes possible. IndieDwell converts shipping containers into highly insulated, and eco-friendly homes. Donated solar panels give each home a zero net energy consumption.
Units are four bedrooms, two baths and are ADA visitable. The homes are specifically for serving our most vulnerable neighbors.
Units rent for $843 per month (as determined by HUD) including water, sewer, trash and power (Average rent for a 4 bedroom in Ada County is $1,770). Each comes with a microwave, stove, oven, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. Tenants must report household incomes of 30 percent of the area median income (AMI), and preference is given to households that have members who are elderly or have a disability.
Benefits of Windy Court include:
- 4 bedroom, 2 bath
- 2 parking spots
- ADA visitable
- Modern, sustainable units
- Solar panels
- Net zero energy consumption community
- Xeriscape landscaping with native Idaho plants
- Certified wildlife habitat
- Community garden boxes
- Perimeter walking path
- Shaded outdoor community area
- Proximity to community amenities
Without the generosity and dream of this affordable housing, I would be lost. Not only is our housing community great, but we are inside the most wonderful school district and close to many shops that I visit on a daily basis. LEAP has literally saved my life by creating such a wonderful place to live.
Construction on Windy Court phase 2 is expected to begin summer 2019.
Windy Court was featured on KTVB about this project. We hope these units will help to reduce the 8,095 deficit of affordable rental homes in Boise.