In the last seven years, the median price of a single-family residence in Kootenai County has more than doubled to over $500,000. So middle-class households, like our local teachers, firefighters and police officers who earn good Idaho wages, can no longer afford to buy. This adds to the rental shortage.
The homeownership crisis is causing skilled and experienced workers to leave our area, negatively affecting local businesses, tax revenues and economic growth.
Can North Idaho’s Housing Crisis be solved? YES.
Reversing this situation will take innovative ideas to make homeownership accessible for more people. At PAHA, we’re up for the challenge. Read about the viable solutions taking root here in Kootenai County and in other parts of the State of Idaho.