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