2 developments — one downtown, on at Boise shopping center — promise affordable housing

As prices soar, the city of Boise is taking two more steps to build affordable housing — one on a site close to downtown, the other at an aging Central Bench shopping center.

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If built, the two developments, combined with other projects on the drawing board, might provide slight relief to the Boise area’s rapidly worsening affordability problem.

For the first project, the board of the Capital City Development Corp., Boise’s urban renewal agency, voted Monday to solicit requests from developers for affordable apartments on West Idaho Street just west of 17th Street in the West Downtown neighborhood.

For the second, the Boise City Council was set to vote Tuesday on a proposal to buy ground at the Hillcrest Shopping Center for affordable housing. The site once housed a Fred Meyer store, torn down 10 years ago.

The measures are advancing just as home-sales prices set another record

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Display of low-cost housing units’ model approved – Newspaper

ISLAMABAD: People of Islamabad could soon see a model of the first ever prefabricated low cost housing units to be built under the ambitious housing plan of Naya Pakistan Housing Development Authority (Naphda).

The model is being displayed on the premises of Pak-China Centre as Capital Development Authority (CDA) has issued a no-objection certificate (NOC) in this regard.

The low cost housing units are a flagship programme of Prime Minister Imran Khan. According to his election speeches, his government would build five million houses for the underprivileged class.

Sources in the CDA said recently Naphda had requested the civic agency for allocation of a suitable place for the display of the model. In response, the CDA on October 9 issued an NOC which stated: “It is to inform that permission is hereby granted to place the model fabricated house in the premises of Pak-China Centre by Naphda.”

“It is purely

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