Mercy Housing Northwest celebrates first grand opening in Boise

Community Matters Newsletter – Fall 2012

RMercy Housing Northwest is excited to introduce their very first property in Idaho’s capitol. 12th and River Senior Apartments celebrated its grand opening in Boise on August 30, welcoming home more than 50 Idaho senior citizens. The first new development dedicated to this vulnerable population to open in the Boise area in more than two years, 12th & River Senior Apartments is a an energy-efficient, three-story building located on 3/4 acre and offers our residents many, exciting services and amenities.

“For seniors, housing not only serves as a shelter, but provides a sense of comfort and security,” said Robert Reed, Director of Real Estate Development for Mercy Housing Northwest. “12 and River Senior Apartments will give Boise seniors an independent affordable housing option where they can age in place.”

RLocated close to downtown Boise with easy access to the Green Belt, a walking and bike path that runs along the Boise River, 12th and River Senior Housing marks the 16th Mercy Housing property to benefit the people of Idaho.

“As always, [Mercy Housing’s] commitment to excellence demands that we be good neighbors,” said Paul Chiocco, Vice President of Operations for Mercy Housing Northwest. “I’m proud to say that the 12th and River Senior Apartments were built to LEED® standards, and are anticipating being certified at the highest level of Platinum. Green building not only benefits our residents by lowering energy and water bills through energy-efficiency, for example, but also benefits the surrounding community. Many of the building materials were sourced locally, boosting the Boise economy, and the completed property boasts reduced greenhouse gas emissions, benefitting all our neighbors.”