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City of Boise Housing First

Boise developed a Housing First partnership to address issues related to chronic homelessness. The partnership consists of hospitals, city agencies and nonprofits. The Idaho Policy Institute provided technical assistance to recommend goals and outcomes of the program and to develop an evaluation framework for Housing First. The first project, Housing First at New Path Community Housing was opened fall of 2018.

Vanessa Fry, Principal Investigator

Research Methods

Economic Analysis, Forecasting, Geospatial Information Analysis and Statistical Analysis

New Path Community Housing Evaluation


The following video is an update to tenants Karen and Jimi’s New Path experience.

New Path Community Housing


The following video is of New Path Community Housing’s opening day featuring two of their new tenants, Karen and Jimi.

New Path in the News

New Path Housing Evaluation News
Interview with Vanessa Fry
New Path Evaluation
Idaho Matters: Homelessness in Idaho