Affordable Housing Development

LEAP is a certified Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) focused on decreasing the affordable housing deficit though creation of innovative and out-of-the-box affordable housing communities.


With the financial help of the National Housing Trust Fund and the Idaho Housing and Finance Association (IHFA), LEAP developed a community of four new affordable homes in NW Boise on land donated by a local Boisean.

We partnered with local builder, IndieDwell who creates the most energy efficient and modern homes possible. IndieDwell converts shipping containers into highly insulated, and eco-friendly homes. Donated solar panels give each home a zero net energy consumption.

Units are four bedrooms, two baths and are ADA visitable. The homes are specifically for serving our most vulnerable neighbors.

Units rent for $843 per month (as determined by HUD) including water, sewer, trash and power (Average rent for a 4 bedroom in Ada County is $1,770). Each comes with a microwave, stove, oven, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. Tenants must report household incomes of 30 percent of the area median income (AMI), and preference is given to households that have members who are elderly or have a disability.

Benefits of Windy Court include:

  • 4 bedroom, 2 bath
  • 2 parking spots
  • ADA visitable
  • Modern, sustainable units
  • Solar panels
  • Net zero energy consumption community
  • Xeriscape landscaping with native Idaho plants
  • Certified wildlife habitat
  • Community garden boxes
  • Perimeter walking path
  • Shaded outdoor community area
  • Proximity to community amenities

Construction on Windy Court phase 2 is expected to begin summer 2019. 

Windy Court – New Affordable Rental Units

Windy Court was featured on KTVB about this project. We hope these units will help to reduce the 8,095 deficit of affordable rental homes in Boise.