Gem State Roundup

Need help paying rent? These pop-up events can connect you with financial assistance

By: - August 4, 2021 4:00 am
For rent sign in Boise

A for rent sign sits outside of a home in the West End of Boise. (Photo by Christina Lords/Idaho Capital Sun)

Jesse Tree, a Boise nonprofit organization that works to prevent eviction and homelessness, announced in a release it will hold rental assistance pop-up events over the coming months, with the first one taking place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Thursday at Western Idaho Community Action Partnership, 502 Main St. in Caldwell.

The staff is fully vaccinated and ready to work with clients in person again, according to the release. Case managers are visiting agency offices to assist people who are at risk of losing their housing with information, financial assistance for rent and security deposits, and support for clients who need help completing rental assistance applications.

According to the release, Jesse Tree wants to make sure vulnerable renters know resources are available and how to access them, particularly now that the nationwide eviction moratorium has expired. As of Tuesday, Jesse Tree Executive Director Ali Rabe said they have not seen an increase in eviction filings yet.

Staff members are working to schedule additional pop-up events across the Treasure Valley. Agencies interested in scheduling an event can contact Hannah Sharp at [email protected].

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Kelcie Moseley-Morris
Kelcie Moseley-Morris

Kelcie Moseley-Morris is an award-winning journalist who has covered many topics across Idaho since 2011. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Idaho and a master’s degree in public administration from Boise State University. Moseley-Morris started her journalism career at the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, followed by the Lewiston Tribune and the Idaho Press.