Financial assistance available for individuals and families in need

Financial assistance is available in the City of Boise for individuals and families in need.

If you have recently experienced financial hardship due to reduced hours, job loss, or other challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, assistance is available through community partners.

NeighborWorks Boise is providing up to six months of mortgage assistance for eligible homeowners. For more information, visit: NWboise.org/covid-19-mortgage-assistance

The Idaho Housing and Finance Association is providing rent and utility assistance to help prevent eviction and utility shut-off. Eligibility is based on current household income and specific need (i.e., rent payment, utility payment). Learn more: IdahoHousing.com/hpp-faq

Scholarships are available through the Boys and Girls Club of Ada County for before- and after-school programs, and for Kinder Club, a supplemental program for kindergartners during the half day they are not in school. Apply through their application portal: AdaClubs.org/scholarships

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Blogs

Worthington BLOG:  From Patriot to Punchline

Worthington BLOG: From Patriot to Punchline

From Patriot to Punchline By Rick Worthington 9/3/20 Have you ever tried to do something good, but went about doing it the wrong way? I think, that is what we saw from Ammon Bundy during the Special Session in Idaho. I fear those actions have tainted the man’s reputation as a freedom fighter to what…

Worthington BLOG: Racism is more common than you think

Worthington BLOG: Racism is more common than you think

  Racism is more common than you think 6/4/20   By: Rick Worthington I guess this is as good a time as any to admit, the #BLM rallies in Idaho and the rioting in other areas has me thinking more about racism than I have in years. Let us speak honestly. Racism exists, and it is…

Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early

Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early

Worthington BLOG: Don’t Judge Me For Opening My Business Early 5/13/20 By Rick Worthington I’m not one to rebel or clash against the government. I believe in the rule of law, and abide by the law as best I can…for the most part. Yes, I’ve had a speeding ticket in my lifetime. I mean, I’ve…

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4

Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4

  Worthington BLOG: Coronavirus Quarantine Week 4 By Rick Worthington 4/8/20 The Worthington family continues to practice social distancing, as we have for a month now! I think at this point, we are all going a little crazy, and I don’t just mean my family. I miss people I don’t normally miss! Anybody else? As…