The Jesse Tree provides a safety net for extremely low to low income persons living in Ada County who are at risk of becoming homeless by providing one-time rent assistance and case management. As of October 2016, Jesse Tree expanded to Canyon County. Clients of our Emergency Rent and Mercy Assistance (ERMA) program are given strategies to develop a positive relationship with their landlords. We also provide referrals and opportunities to help them remain in their current home.
Our program benefits the community by stemming a potential increase in the homeless population. Rent assistance combined with case management has been shown to help most families get back on track and reattain self-sufficiency within a few months. Jesse Tree of Idaho enable families to focus not only on regaining financial stability but promotes an example of personal responsibility while providing a more secure and stable educational environment for children. This stability increases the atmosphere for better physical and mental health within the family.
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