This group asked Boise to halt evictions during crisis. Here’s what city leaders did – By Hayley Harding (Idaho Statesmen) / March 24 2020
A community group best known for proposing the two ballot measures that Boise voters approved last fall has asked the city to temporarily ban evictions as the coronavirus pandemic leads to layoffs and job losses.
Boise Working Together sent a letter to Mayor Lauren McLean asking her to follow the lead of “cities and states across the nation” by imposing a moratorium on evictions. Such a move would “protect the public health, safety, and welfare by reducing the number of individuals and families entering into homelessness during this epidemic,” the letter says.
It was signed by the members of Boise Working Together as well as the presidents of several neighborhood associations. The group also posted it to Facebook, where it gathered more than 230 signatures in 18 hours, spokesman David Klinger told the Statesman in a phone interview.
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