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Finally HOME is the Home Buyer Education provided by IHFA through the Idaho Partners for Homebuyer Education. Class cost is $20 per person unless provided with a coupon from your lender (NSP only). With this class you receive a detailed workbook and eight hours of classes with local experts. Topics covered include: Budgeting, Morgages, working with lenders, working with Realtors, inspections,...read more
BCHA Board of Directors Mission Statement: Bonner Community Housing Agency supports and develops affordable housing as a foundation upon which individuals, families and neighborhoods can build vital communities in Bonner County through educating, partnering, funding and creating land trusts. Why This Agency Formed: When this agency was formed, as is it true of several resort lifestyle communities in...read more
Early long commute to work? In the 1890’s a Norwegian couple, Jacob and Eva Finstad settled in Priest River, Idaho across the river from Evergreen Cemetery. Jacob and his wife and 14 children are all buried in that cemetery. In those days the town was known as Valencia. They were homesteaders and over time they built the house in the picture and referred to it as their...read more
Building Affordability with Sweat Equity, One House at a Time: Habitat for Humanity in Sandpoint, Idaho The picture shows a wall raising for an August 2004 Habitat for Humanity project in Sandpoint, Idaho. To go to the local Habitat for Humanity web site, click on:http://www.sandpoint.org/idahopanhandlehfh/about.html “It takes about 2500 man hours to build a house–usually taking about 9 months from start...read more
Market Rate Rentals That Are Affordable Park Cottages, Sandpoint, Idaho The sixteen rental units in a development near Hickory Park in Sandpoint, Idaho have been “filled” from the day the project opened in 2006. They are attractive to a wide-range of renters: young and old, middle income to lower income 1 and 2 person households. City Councilman and developer of the project, Steve Lockwood, maintains that one...read more