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NeighborWorks Boise Announces Leadership Changes

10/29/15 at 06:04 AM | by Jillian Hanes

NeighborWorks Boise and its Board of Directors have appointed Bud Compher as Interim Chief Executive Officer effective October 12, 2015. Compher will replace outgoing CEO Joe Swenson.

“This board recognizes and appreciates Joe Swenson’s contribution to NeighborWorks Boise,” said NeighborWorks Boise Board Chair Erin Sorensen. “Under his leadership the organization made important changes to establish a solid foundation for NeighborWorks Boise’s future.”

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NeighborWorks Boise’s New Flex Townhomes Offer Fringe Benefits

08/20/15 at 04:27 PM | by Jillian Hanes

The Idaho Business Review is issuing a series of articles highlighting the transformation of Garden City, Idaho this month – a “fringe” city less than two miles from downtown Boise that is gaining popularity due to its proximity to the Boise River, Greenbelt and the heart of Idaho’s capitol.  NeighborWorks Boise is proud to be a part of this venture as we are currently building six townhomes with flex space in the city’s Live-Work-Create District – units that are perfect for artists and small business owners who enjoy working where they live.

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Beyond the Paint

08/11/15 at 02:19 PM | by Jillian Hanes

Over the past 33 years, NeighborWorks Boise’s Paint The Town™ volunteers have painted and revitalized 3,210 homes throughout Southwest Idaho. While that might be an impressive statistic, we cannot help but look at the lives behind this number. Who are they? Why did they need the help? This year, some of these deserving recipients included:

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NeighborWorks Boise: Not Your Average Landlord

07/23/15 at 01:53 PM | by Jillian Hanes

Apartment hunting can be downright tricky for anyone. After spending hours searching websites, newspapers or community boards to find units in your area that are safe, close to everyday amenities, and that fit into your budget, you finally find 4-5 possibilities. Next, you take time out of your busy schedule to visit these apartments – trying to absorb all the details of each place within the 20 minutes it takes the landlord to show you around the complex. At the same time, you’re asking questions about neighbors and the lease policy. If you’re a really diligent renter, you may even write down the details, go online to see if there are any reviews from former tenants, or even come back and ask some of the current renters if their experience living there has been positive. This can be downright exhausting and stressful for the average renter, before the big move. Imagine how much more challenging this process was for the 978 refugees that arrived in Idaho this past year – many who don’t even speak English

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NeighborWorks Boise Goes for Green Designation

06/25/15 at 09:05 AM | by Jillian Hanes

If you take a poll among NeighborWorks Boise (NWBoise) staff members asking their favorite recurring meeting, you’ll get a resounding response of the “Green Meeting.” What makes this meeting so special? When we’re not getting chocolate and caramels thrown at us for participating or taking breaks to clean up the Greenbelt, we get to take fun, informative quizzes with questions like, Which household appliance uses more electrical watts: A vacuum or a blow dryer? A ceiling fan or a portable fan? (See bottom of the page for quiz results). And of course the winners in our meetings receive green prizes.

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NeighborWorks Boise Introduces New Affordable Housing Concept in Live – Work – Create District of Garden City

05/26/15 at 06:13 AM | by Jillian Hanes

If you haven’t already heard, Neighborhood Housing Services – the organization behind Paint The Town™ and Rake Up Boise™ –recently changed our name to NeighborWorks Boise (NWBoise)! This more welcoming and proactive name helps the organization better align with our national affiliate, NeighborWorks America® – a network of community development organizations in more than 4,000 communities across the country. With this name change comes exciting developments for NWBoise, including breaking ground on our newest, sensibly-priced housing concept–“urban cottages” in “pocket neighborhoods” – this Thursday, May 28th at 2pm on the corner of Carr Street and 36th Street in Garden City, less than two blocks away from the desirable Waterfront District.

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Please visit our new website: www.nwboise.org