Zach Kyle

Zach Kyle

Zach Kyle moved to Idaho in 2007 and reported for newspapers in Burley, Idaho Falls and Boise. He lives in Boise and works outside of journalism as a freelance writer. Kyle is part of a rotating group and occasional guest writers contributing to the Idaho Capital Sun’s monthly column on Idaho housing and affordability issues.

A house for sale in the North End of Boise on March 21, 2021.

Why Idahoans miss the mark by blaming Californians for our housing crisis

By: - April 1, 2021

I remember the sign on a forested highway near my parents’ home. The thing was massive – probably 25 feet wide — with a message sloppily spray-painted on plywood: “Go home California m**********ers.” That was in Western Washington, three decades ago. Maybe some wealthy Californians moved in, threatening our woodsy values. As the sign was […]