Jesse Tree

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1121 West Miller Street, Boise, Idaho 83702, USA



Preventing Evictions & Homelessness


Our Programs

Jesse Tree provides financial assistance coupled with case management to households at risk of eviction and homelessness who are unable to pay rent. Case management includes landlord mediation, budgeting help, and housing stability planning, while financial assistance catches people up on the rent that they owe. Jesse Tree also supports households in eviction court to keep them from getting an eviction on their record and out of homelessness.

Our Vision

Jesse Tree envisions a community where all of our neighbors live in safe and stable housing.

Our Mission

Jesse Tree leads the Treasure Valley on preventing eviction and homelessness by supporting our neighbors at risk of housing loss, empowering them to stay in their homes.

Our Values

We are compassionate, reliable, solutions-oriented, and balanced.

Our Staff

Click above to learn more about our awesome staff.

Our Board

Click above to learn about our Board of Directors and Advisory Board.

Our Impact

2020 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

Client testimonials

Jesse Tree Funding Partners

The more support we receive, the more families we can help.

We’re lucky to work with these incredible foundations, corporations, and faith-based partners.

Need help with rental or security deposit assistance?

Call or text us at 208-383-9486 or complete the below form and our team will reach out immediately.

You can also stop by our office @ 1121 W. Miller Street in Boise.

Are you a landlord or agency that knows a tenant who needs help?

Complete a referral and our team will reach out to the tenant directly.

We provide support to our neighbors when they need it the most, to keep them in their homes.

Having a safe and stable home to live in is more important now than ever before.

Help us prevent the traumatic, life-altering experience of eviction and homelessness from happening to our neighbors.

Jesse Tree leads the Treasure Valley

on preventing eviction and homelessness

by supporting our neighbors at risk of

housing loss, empowering them to stay in their homes.

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Jesse Tree believes the solution to ending homelessness is to prevent it from happening to people in the first place. Since 1999, the organization has provided support, information, and financial assistance to low-income households in financial crisis who are at risk of being evicted. Jesse Tree staff do whatever it takes to keep people in their homes.

Jesse Tree provides people with information, support, and referrals via our intake line. Households who are most vulnerable and have the most urgent needs are connected to our case managers, who provide them with supportive services, landlord mediation, budgeting help, and rental assistance. We keep hundreds of people in their home every month.

Since COVID occurred, Jesse Tree’s call volume has tripled. Due to community support we are now able to serve more people than ever before, but the need only continues to grow and hundreds of families go unserved each month.

Your support during this campaign will allow us to provide support and rental assistance to more people who need it, right now.

While it costs Jesse Tree, on average, $1,500 to keep people in their homes, once a family becomes homeless it costs up to $10,000 to re-house them, and each individual who is experiencing homelessness costs the community over $53,000 per year in supportive and emergency services. Supporting a household during their greatest time of need is a cost effective intervention which also allows people to avoid the traumatizing, lifelong impacts eviction and homelessness cause.

We believe in prevention.

It costs $1,500 on average for Jesse Tree to keep a family housed, compared to $5-10,000 for a family to find new housing after being evicted.

We provide information and support to 300 households per month, and case management and rental or security deposit assistance to 100 households per month.

Over 90% of people requesting assistance can’t pay their rent due to an unanticipated expense or shortfall such as a health care bill, unexpected job loss, or car breakdown.

In 2020, 3,500 people became homeless for the first time in their lives and 824 evictions were filed in Ada and Canyon County.

In 2021 there were over 800 hearings as of August 1


Financial Literacy:

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month

5:30pm – 7:00pm


Every 3rd Wednesday of the month

5:30pm – 7:00pm

Tenant & Landlord Rights:

Every 4th Wednesday of the month

5:30pm – 7:00pm

Reserve your seat!

Interested in and ready to build some new life skills? You’ve come to the right place.

We offer each of our FREE workshops once per month from 5:30-7:00pm.

Workshops are currently held online in real time, formatted so you can ask questions and participate live.

Select your workshop to sign up, we look forward to learning with you!

If you would like more information about our workshops, Click Here


| Ali Rabe | TEDxBoise

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When living paycheck-to-paycheck, as more people today do, merely one life crisis can lead to eviction. Eviction doesn’t always lead to homelessness, but oftentimes it does, and the negative impacts can last a lifetime. We can prevent the traumatic, life-altering experience of eviction from happening to people by investing in preventive interventions and triaging need for help through communities’ emergency response systems. Ali is the Executive Director of Jesse Tree, a nonprofit preventing eviction and homelessness for low-income families in the Treasure Valley. Prior to joining Jesse Tree Ali was a Staff Attorney at HomeBase, headquartered in San Francisco, where she supported local governments and service providers in their efforts to end homelessness. In 2012 Ali received the Boren Fellowship, through which she supported indigenous communities in rural Cambodia fighting to keep their land. She continued the same work in Sierra Leone. Ali also spent some years working for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services as an adjudicator, processing refugees from all over the world. Ali is an Idaho native and holds a B.A. from The College of Idaho and a J.D. from William & Mary Law School. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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For Tenants

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For Landlords

Landlord Resources

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We prevent eviction & homelessness in the Treasure Valley.

If you are a tenant that would like to apply for help, fill out this form.

If you are a landlord or agency that would like to refer a tenant for help, fill out this form.

You can also call/text us or walk into our office:

1121 W. Miller Street

Boise, Idaho 83702

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Email: [email protected]


Monday – Friday

9am – 5pm

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