On July 22, partners in the Valor Pointe development on State Street broke ground on the site which will be a 27-unit supportive housing community for area veterans currently experiencing homelessness. “Valor Pointe is the second housing development in our city that utilizes the Housing First model, providing community members with a secure and stable place to live, along with essential services needed to help them get back on their feet,” Boise Mayor Dave Bieter said in a press release.
This community is similar to New Path Community Housing on Fairview, which opened at the end of 2018 and is home to 40 residents who had also been experiencing chronic homelessness. Vouchers from Boise City Ada County Housing Authorities will provide ongoing operating funds for the community. The project will include a live-in manager, community lounge, a computer lab, fitness room and therapeutic garden. Valor Pointe is expected to be completed in 2020.