The study by Apartmentlist.com compared the median rent price for 1 and 2 bedroom apartments in March and October.
BOISE, Idaho — Rent, like home prices, is on the rise in Boise. Since COVID-19 first hit Idaho, rental prices are up by 9.4% according to a study conducted by Apartmentlist.com.
In some cases, steep rent increases are forcing people out of their homes at the worst possible time.
“We have just been supporting as many tenants as we possibly can,” Jesse Tree Executive Director Ali Rabe said. “We’ve been hearing from 500 households in the Treasure Valley every month who can’t pay their rent.”
Rabe said the nonprofit has been able to help around 100 of those people with supportive services, and about 50 with rental assistance services.
“We’ve just been really busy doing what we do,” she said. “We were in a housing crisis before COVID happened.”