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The Jesse Tree provides a safety net for low to extremely low-income households living in Ada and Canyon Counties who are at risk of becoming homeless by providing financial assistance and emergency case management to prevent homelessness in the Treasure Valley. Beneficiaries of the Emergency Rent and Mercy Assistance (ERMA) program receive rental assistance to cover rental arrears, case management addressing gaps in support and referrals linking them to additional resources in the community.

The ERMA program benefits the community by preventing homelessness for those at risk of eviction due to a temporary, financial crisis. Rental assistance covering financial arrears combined with case management designed to help a household develop tools and strategies to overcome a temporary, financial crisis has been proven to help most households return to economic self-sufficiency. Referrals offered during the process ensure households can access additional resources in the community.  The Jesse Tree of Idaho enable families to focus not only on regaining financial stability but also saves the community valuable and finite resources by ensuring households at risk of eviction receive help when they need it. This saves the community thousands of dollars and limits the strain on the social services network in the community.


Any person requiring language interpretation or special assistance to accommodate physical, visual or hearing impairments please contact the office manager at 383-9486.

* Please dial 711 for Idaho Relay Service

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