Housing Solutions

This page will continue to have information added as we analyze participant data and continue to add resources. Please find the downloadable guides, roundtable recording and presentation slides below.

If you are interested in engaging with roundtable participants in your region, please contact Marci Miller (marcimiller@uidaho.edu) to be connected.

Housing Resources Guide & Housing Basics Guide - Free to Download

Recording of the Housing Solutions Roundtable 1.13.22

Find the Roundtable Recording on YouTube HERE

Keynote and Solutions Speaker Start Times: Click on each presenter name for the presentation slides


JENN LOPEZ with intro by Lorie Higgins begins: 16:45 

Project Moxie is a Durango-based affordable housing and homelessness strategy consultancy firm specializing in strategic planning across the housing continuum. Project Moxie also provides pre-development services for nonprofits, local governments, and organizations at all stages of the development process. Project Moxie was launched in 2018 by its President, Jenn Lopez, and is based on her more than two decades of experience working in housing and homelessness programming. Jenn brings significant experience as well in affordable housing finance and program development to her work with local communities.

BART COCHRAN with intro by Erik Kingston begins: 51:54 

LEAP Housing is an Idaho nonprofit devoted to creative affordable housing solutions. In addition to founding and operating LEAP, Bart is a licensed REALTOR® and CEO of Property People, a local real estate company. His experience is evident in LEAP’s creative housing programs for those often excluded from housing opportunities: Welcome Housing, a transitional housing program for refugees; Yes You Can, a program focused on homebuyers with barriers to homeownership; Windy Court I & II, the first net zero affordable housing development in Idaho (built from shipping containers through a partnership with a B-Corp Builder); Caritas Commons, Boise’s largest affordable homeownership project in over 25 years (and the Treasure Valley’s first community land trust); and LEAP ROC, an affiliate of ROC USA, which converts manufactured housing parks into resident-owned communities. Bart graduated from the University of Idaho where he served as Student Body President. He was named by the Idaho Business Review as a Top 40 Under 40 in his 20s, and lives in Northwest Boise with his wife and son on a tiny farm.


Michelle introducing solutions speakers: 1:26:36 

Robin Adams: 1:27:13 

Robin Adams of the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation (Red Lodge, MT) discussed a partnership among the Community Foundation, Altana Federal Credit Union, Helena Area Habitat for Humanity and Trust Montana on an owner-built housing project that will bring 12 permanently affordable homes to people working in the Red Lodge area. Her email is robin@rlacf.org

Michele Groenevelt: 1:33:30 

Michelle Groenevelt, City of McCall (McCall, ID) spoke about McCall’s housing incentives, deed restriction program and other efforts to ensure affordable rental housing for local workers.

Mike Scholl: 1:41:49 

Mike Scholl of Ayres Associates (Fort Collins, CO) talked about housing approaches that work in rural areas, with an emphasis on stories from Wyoming communities. His email is SchollM@AyresAssociates.com

Julie Stiteler: 1:52:06 

Julie Stiteler of Homeword (Missoula, MT) presented on the conversion of the historic Livingston Memorial Hospital in Livingston, Montana, to Bluebunch Flats, a 37-unit rental property. Her email is Julie@homeword.org

Jed Nebel  : 2:04:49 

Jed Nebel, Town of Lovell, (Lovell, WY) shared Lovell’s experience completing Wyoming’s community-driven Code Audit process. His email is jnebel@townoflovell.com

Missy White: 2:09:51 

Missy White, Lander City Council, (Lander, WY) discussed Lander’s Code Audit review and efforts to make recommended housing ordinance changes. Her email is mwhite@landerwyoming.org

Macy Miller: 2:17:00 

Macy Miller, MiniMotives.com (Moscow, ID) spoke about building tiny homes and the policies that promote small space dwellings. Her email is mizacy@gmail.com

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