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City Club of Boise - The Complexities of Homelessness

City Club

With more than one thousand people experiencing homelessness in Ada County in 2021, our community recognizes that this is a growing crisis. Tackling this community problem requires collaboration and data-driven best practices.

The City of Boise, in partnership with 30+ agencies, convenes and coordinates Our Path Home, an initiative to end family homelessness in Ada County. To achieve the goal of this initiative, the complexities of homelessness and the situation at hand must be understood.

How do we reach net zero homelessness, meaning homelessness is rare, brief and one time - and why is this important?


Stephanie Day, Our Path Home Chair, and Executive Director, CATCH

Wendi Secrist, Executive Director, Idaho Workforce Development Council

Nicki Olivier Hellenkamp, Mayor’s Housing Advisor, Office of the Mayor


Todd Dvorak, City Club programs committee co-chair

I am a second-generation Idahoan and have worked for BSPR for nearly 25 years. You can hear me on-air as a weekday host on our news station and I oversee operational efforts for our program department. I created the award-winning documentary ‘I Used to Listen to KBSU: An Origin Story’ and I find great pride in helping news and music listeners across our vast broadcast region connect with information and the arts.

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