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Boise/Ada County Homeless Coalition
Minutes, June 8, 2022
The meeting was conducted by Denise Caruzzi, President
Also in attendance: Members: Howard Belodoff; Boise Salvation Army Corps, Kira Hurt; Cathedral of the Rockies, Pete Schroeder; Carol Craighill, Secretary; Corpus Christi House, Don Ruffing; Bruce Ervin; Lila Fetherolf; Good Samaritan Home, Danielle Sanders; Jim Grunow; Gary Hanes; Interfaith Sanctuary, Jodi Peterson; IFHC, Sarah Jaraczek; Martin Hendrickson; Neysa Jensen; Cay Marquart, LEAP HOUSING; Mary Nagel, Vice-President; Vivian Parrish; Pam Roemer; St. Alphonsus, Megan Wilson Woller; Gayle Wilde; and Laurynda Williams. Guests: Ariana Brault; Wayne Rancourt. Presenter: Rev. Bill Roscoe.
Review Minutes of May 11, 2022
Motion to approve as submitted: Cay Marquart. Second: Pete Schroeder Approved unanimously
Review of Treasurer’s Report: May11, 2022
Presented by Carol Craighill who reported a balance of $3, 510.57 as of (5/3/22) Motion to approve as corrected: Don Ruffing, Second: Danielle Sanders Approved unanimously
Carol reported that 10 members have to be present to vote on the changes and more than 10 members were present at the meeting.
Proposed Changes which would result in simplifying the membership process:
- Membership will take effect for 12 months from the date the member has paid (anniversary year)
- Anyone can attend the annual meeting, but only members can vote.
- To run for an office, the person needs to show commitment—attending themajority of the meetings would be one example.
- The Executive Committee will be appointing committees as the need arises.
Motion to approve: Gayle Wilde. Second: Pete Schroeder, Approved unanimously
Rev. Bill Roscoe, CEO and President of the Boise Rescue Mission, spoke about their new transitional housing project. The Rescue Mission is in the process of converting an assisted living building into transitional housing. The mission bought a 55,000-square foot building at 1777 Curtis Rd. that was previously home to Park Place Assisted Living in Boise. It is being converted into Sunrise Manor, with 60 units to serve as transitional housing. There are 100 bedrooms in the building, and renovations call for studio, two bedroom and three-bedroom apartments.
Their fees will be on a sliding scale– ranging from zero to $500 depending on their ability to pay. This will include three meals a day and laundry facilities. Most of the residents will be people who have been or are presently in the Boise Rescue Mission. The focus is for the people to work and save money in order to leave transitional housing and be out on their own. The southern wing will probably open in the fall, but due to supply chain problems, the other rooms will not open until sometime early next year.
Carol Craighill, Membership Committee, reported that we are in the process of reprinting the resource guide. She also reported that we have about 50 total members— about 14 of which are organizations.
Lila Fetherolf, Education and Advocacy Committee, reported that LEAP Housing is in the process of building two affordable housing units in back of Collister Methodist Church and is also working with about 10 other churches who are interested in doing the same.
Jodi Peterson-Stigers, Marketing/Branding Committee, said that Bill Drake (BACHC) will lead a branding workshop session.
Interfaith Sanctuary, Jodi Peterson-Stigers reported that reconsideration appeals have been filed to reverse the City Council’s decision on the Interfaith Sanctuary’s expansion. The City Council will be making a decision soon. Jodi also said there will be two special/fun events on July 20 (more details to follow).
Community Conversations -a group made up of mostly the faith community. Denise Caruzzi reporting. We are all invited to a potluck and “conversation” on June 26 at noon at the UCC church on Woodlawn.
Good Samaritan Home, Danielle Sanders
reported that they are working on updating their website they are also starting a capital campaign to expand services
IFHC, Sarah Jareczek
sited obstacles with city/county agencies not willing to finance hotel rooms for vulnerable people. Several of our members offered possible solutions.
Corpus Christi, Dan Ruffing
reminded us of Marc’s departure next month
reported that Corpus Christi is doing well and that they are adding staff
Bruce Ervin announced that he is on a task force to reach out to churches with land which could be developed into affordable housing.
Denise Caruzzi introduced us to Wayne Rancourt who started a group called IDAHO Collaboration (Individuals Dedicated to Accepting and Helping Others)–an organization which we will hear much more about in the future.
Meeting was adjourned at 3:30 by Denise Caruzzi. The next general meeting will be July, 13, 2022 at 1:30
Notes taken by Cay Marquart
Secretary: Carol Craighill