An Update from LEAP’s Executive Director

Dear Friends, 

The COVID-19 outbreak has challenged nearly every norm of community life. We at LEAP consider our role in the Treasure Valley a vital one -- providing critical services and infrastructure to those who have vulnerable housing conditions. If ever there were a time that illustrated the need for stable housing solutions, it’s now.

During this season, we have already begun practices that ensure the health and safety of our employees, partners and clients. We do this in three ways:

  • We work remotely (beginning about 10 days ago)
  • We use face-to-face video conferencing for collaboration and client conversations
  • We practice social distancing and have implemented best hygiene practices when delivering essential in-person services

While these practices are not business-as-usual, we welcome the increase in safety for all those that belong to the LEAP family today and tomorrow. We also welcome the collaboration and innovation that is happening across our programs -- whether it be conventional or totally virtual. Here is a brief update on our current activities:

  • Yes You Can continues to conduct intake interviews and is working toward an innovative virtual intake alternative
  • Welcome Housing is streamlining its processes for former, current and future guests
  • LEAP ROC is using videoconferencing to help nearly 56 households in a manufactured home community purchase buy their land as a cooperative
  • Our Housing Development team is working remotely to manage contractors who are building critical infrastructure for Phase 2 of Windy Court 

We are committed to keeping Idaho families housed through building, preserving and providing access to affordable homes ... even in these strange times. Thank you for your continued support and care.

From my home office in Boise (also known as the laundry room),

Bart, Founder and Executive Director of LEAP

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