The Housing Trust is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to sustaining the West Central Mountains Region of Idaho, specifically Valley County and the Meadows Valley region of Adams County, community through housing. The 501 (C) (3) has been submitted and the Articles of Incorporation filed with the State of Idaho. The bylaws have been finalized and adopted to complete the formation of the Trust..
While newly formed, our volunteer board recognizes that affordable housing is the foundation of any community. As a "destination location" our community offers great four-season outdoor activity that includes access to millions of acres of old-growth forests, both "big" and "small" Payette Lakes, Cascade Lake, two world class ski areas, numerous high mountain lakes and rivers providing blue ribbon fishing, both flat and white water kayaking/canoeing opportunities, rafting on the Salmon River and mountain biking, just to name a few outdoor pursuits. For more information please click here.
Housing Summit – March 2018
West Central Mountains Housing Trust is proud to have four (4) properties in Donnelly. Currently these properties are fully occupied. For more information on other available properties please contact The Housing Company.
A meeting was held in Donnelly at the Elementary school . In attendance were approximately 75 participants. The conversation centered on the Long Valley region’s desire to provide workforce housing. The group discussed the diverse housing types that buyers and/or renters want to see. Young families have expectations of: Moderate family homes- not a lot of extra’s Close to schools Affordable utilities Affordable payments Year round employment Access to services Close to recreational opportunities Low maintenance costs Safe neighborhoods Close to child care Walkable communities Professionals Walkable communities Close to downtown Close to recreation “upgrades” required Year round employment Seniors ADA access Close to elder care Close to medical community Special needs accessible Workforce housing can accommodate all of the above in an intergenerational housing complex A discussion was held on the difference between “seasonal workers” and local year round employees. It was determined that there is not A difference between the two. Most employees want year round jobs but have to fill in between winter and summer seasons.