About

Leap Charities, Inc.

LEAP Charities is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that was started by the owners of Property People, a Boise real estate company, who wanted to use their housing expertise and love for Boise to provide creative affordable housing solutions. 

Mission

Bridging the gap between need and hope one home at a time.

Vision

Communities transformed with hope, connection, and secure housing.

Our Principles

Faith

Rooted in the transforming love of Christ, we seek to bring light and peace to the community.

Inclusion

We welcome all people to participate in our mission, regardless of background or belief.

Collaboration

We aim to collaborate with diverse community members and organizations to make the best impact.

Empowerment

In all that we do, we seek to create empowering opportunities and relationships with those that we serve.

Stewardship

We commit to an honest and responsible use of the money, time, and talents entrusted to us.

 

Staff

Erika Ostyn
Coordinator of Fundraising and Volunteer Support Americorps VISTA
253-226-4385
erika@leapcharities.org

Molly Hughes
Housing Specialist Americorps VISTA
573-631-7964
molly@leapcharities.org

Amanda Hunter
Coordinator of Welcome Housing
208-871-3695
amanda@leapcharities.org

Jamie Martin
Director of Relationships
208-972-6483
jamie@leapcharities.org

Bart Cochran
LEAP Charities President
Co-Owner of Property People
208-284-0389
bart@propertyrentalpeople.com

PROGRAMS

Welcome Housing, est. December 2016

Provides a better beginning for newly arrived refugees in Boise through furnished transitional housing units. For more information about this program visit Welcome Housing.

'Yes You Can' Homeownership Program, est. October 2017

Many families in Boise want to pursue homeownership but face barriers of low income, poor/unestablished credit, or a lack of experience. 'Yes You Can' Homeownership Program connects clients with housing counseling, housing education, and financial assistance programs to ensure the home buying process is an empowering experience.

Welcome Housing and the 'Yes You Can' Homeownership Program fit perfectly with the greater LEAP vision to assist community members in need of creative affordable housing solutions. We invite you to partner with us as we continue to develop solutions to remedy the 8,095 deficit of affordable apartment units in Boise.