Upon arrival to Boise, guests head straight for a Welcome House from the airport. Families stay for an average of 30 days in a furnished two bedroom, one and a half bath condo on the Boise bench. It’s a “soft landing in a strange new place.” Before Welcome Housing most arriving families stayed at a hotel for twice the expense. On average, Welcome Housing guests save $1,200. Cumulatively, our guests have avoided 1,900 nights staying in a hotel.
Thank you to the organizations who stand behind the mission of Welcome Housing:
Support Welcome Housing
Aside from a welcoming accommodation, our guests benefit by stretching their resettlement funds. This means they may have more time to find jobs and a suitable permanent housing arrangement because the rent at Welcome Housing is half the price of a hotel stay.
Your monthly sponsorship can help Welcome Housing provide lifelong benefits to newly arrived refugees who are our guests for life. Your gift increases capacity for us to educate our guests on tenant expectations and to save up for their security deposit for when they move into a long-term rental.
Donations also cover necessary expenses for wear and tear that the units go through on a yearly basis. Your support is vital to keeping rents low for our new neighbors. Donate today.
Additional benefits of Welcome Housing:
- Clean, cozy, furnished welcoming accommodation
- Wifi and Roku television
- Approximately $1,200 savings per family
- Orientation to American housing/renting
- Caring interpreters
- Connection to additional resources (warm clothes, shoes, toys, books, English practice, etc.)
- Connection to our Open Arms volunteers
“Feeling welcome is so important because if you don’t feel welcome you feel fear, and fear is a barrier to integration. Welcome Housing gives a first impression. My clients know that this is an affordable service, and when they are provided with a home, and a greeting, and financial relief--this makes them feel acceptable in Boise. This allows them to take steps to integrate faster in Boise.”