Grants to provide emergency rent money to Idahoans

July 23, 2013 

Down-on-their-luck Idahoans who are struggling to pay their rent may have a place to turn to. Nearly $100,000 in grants will be available to eligible Idaho renters from the Home Partnership Foundation.

The money will provide temporary rental assistance for low-income families that are experiencing short-term economic, employment or health crises. Grants will be distributed through eight regional housing nonprofit organizations that also will provide professional case management and budget counseling services.

Idaho Housing and Finance Association donated an additional $50,000 to provide emergency rental assistance through its Lewiston, Coeur d'Alene and Idaho Falls offices.

The following organizations received grant money, by region:

SOUTHWEST IDAHO: CATCH, Inc., in Ada and Canyon Counties, $25,000; and The Jesse Tree of Idaho in Boise, $5,000; The Salvation Army in Boise, $10,000.

SOUTH-CENTRAL IDAHO: South Central Community Action Partnership in Twin Falls, $20,000.

EASTERN IDAHO: Aid for Friends in Pocatello, $15,000; CLUB, Inc., in Idaho Falls $7,500.

NORTH IDAHO: Sojourners' Alliance in Moscow, $5,000; St. Vincent De Paul North Idaho, Coeur d'Alene, $5,000.

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