Caritas Commons is a 14-unit homeownership community developed by LEAP Housing Solutions. For the first time ever, Idahoans will be able to buy homes made from upcycled shipping containers at an affordable price in a community designed for affordable homeownership. Caritas Commons is Idaho’s largest for-sale affordable housing development in 25+ years!
To include the units in the LEAP Housing Trust and ensure perpetual affordability, St. Alphonsus has generously contributed a public investment for 6 of the 14 homes. To keep these homes as affordable as possible, we still need donors to contribute to the LEAP Housing Trust for the remaining homes!
How do I Apply?
You will need to schedule an income qualification interview with Leap Housing Solutions' Yes You Can program. The YYC program is designed to help folks overcome barriers to achieve homeownership. If you have additional questions, please check out our FAQ document.
LEAP Housing Solutions
LEAP is a certified Housing Development Organization and a non-profit organization. We are one of few organizations in Idaho who are building affordable housing and the only true non-profit.
What Makes Caritas Commons Special?
At $212,000 per unit, phase one homes at Caritas Commons are priced 49% below the average newly constructed homes in Ada County, based on Boise Regional Realtors market statistics. Phase one of Caritas Commons is only available to households making 80% of the area median income (AMI) or less and have credit scores of at least 650. This low sales price is possible as the units are built on land managed by the Treasure Valley’s first Community Land Trust called the LEAP Housing Trust.