Over the summer of 2019, we were proud to share the news that we had successfully created our first development, Windy Court 1 in Northwest Boise. Today, we are even more excited to share that the entire Windy Court community, including Windy Court I and Windy Court II, is now complete. In its entirety, Windy Court now has 8 units of housing for those who earn 50% and 30% average median income (AMI).
Windy Court 2 is the second phase of LEAP’s flagship community, which started with four new affordable homes in NW Boise on land donated by a local Boisean. Windy Court is Idaho’s first affordable housing community built of upcycled shipping containers. Windy Court is unique in the Treasure Valley, but don’t take our word for it. You can visit our “LEAP in the News” page and see what journalists have to say about the project made by Boise for Boise.
Each of the 8 Windy Court community units come equipped with a microwave, stove, oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer, as well as two dedicated parking spaces, one that is covered. These modern sustainable homes are 960 square feet, 4 bed, 2 bath, ADA visible and come with solar panels.
Once you arrive at Windy Court 1 and 2, you can see the modern homes as well as the outdoor amenities that are included, like the neighborhood library out front. In the back of the property, there are 16 raised garden boxes (2 per family), as well as a community playground, grill and pergola. Xeriscape landscaping is throughout the community, full of native Idaho plants.
We couldn’t have done this without the help of technical experts like indieDwell and the financial support of the National Housing Trust Fund, the Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA) and grassroots donors just like you. Thanks to all of our partners, from the technical construction side to our financial partners, 8 families now call Windy Court home. Our new Resident Services Program is working with all 41 residents by building community connections and increasing access to supportive resources.
LEAP has recently begun taking steps forward in their new Resident Services program. The mission of this program is to bring greater stability for vulnerable households in the Treasure Valley by building community connections and increasing access to supportive resources. […]
This is just the beginning for us.
Keep an eye out for future announcements from LEAP as we continue to build homes in the Treasure Valley. Coming soon, the Aries duplex will provide two units in Nampa and the Caritas Commons development on the same street as Windy Court, which will provide 14 affordable homes for purchase in Boise.