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As Idaho's Housing Crisis Grows, Area Nonprofits Kick Into High Gear

Madelyn Beck
Mountain West New Bureau


Between widespread layoffs and uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, a record number of people are facing housing insecurity. Interfaith Sanctuary in Boise is one organization that supports those experiencing homelessness. Another local nonprofit, Jesse Tree is working to avoid homelessness in the first place, by preventing eviction across the state. 

Joining Idaho Matters live today to talk about this housing crisis and all the ways it’s affecting the lives of Idahoans are Jodi Peterson of the Interfaith Sanctuary and Ali Rabe of Jesse Tree.

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Molly Wampler is a newsroom intern at Boise State Public Radio. Originally from Berkeley, California, she just graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Washington state. There, Molly worked for her university's newspaper but is stoked to try her hand at and learn all there is to learn about radio journalism.

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