Connect Kootenai will carry on the work of the Regional Housing and Growth Issues Partnership under our organization.
For home ownership to be achievable for the residents of Kootenai County, and to build and retain housing inventory for local workers.
For a number of years, regional planning professionals have shared resources and been in communication about growth management, housing, transportation and have worked together on related planning issues. The year 2020 brought heightened concerns as in-migration numbers and housing prices spiked. In response, creation of a more formal group was spearheaded by Coeur d’Alene Council Member Kiki Miller and Community Planning Director Hilary Anderson.
Kootenai County, the Kootenai Metropolitan Planning Organization and the cities of Post Falls, Hayden and Rathdrum joined to form the original work group. They named the group the Regional Housing and Growth Issues Partnership.
The partnership structure includes a Working Group and an Advisory Group. The Working Group includes regional planners, along with elected representatives and administrators. The Advisory Group is comprised of representatives from a variety of organizations and community groups. The partnership has also formed several subcommittees and is seeking volunteers. Learn more about the partnership subcommittees HERE.
Announcing Project Neighborly!
Connect Kootenai, along with The Idaho Community Foundation, and other community partners are proud to launch an effort to foster civility and neighborliness in local communities throughout North Idaho. We want to work with the community to inspire answers to “How can we be better North Idaho neighbors? How can we spark ideas to help start conversations among people who otherwise might not have interacted?”
Project Neighborly will ignite efforts by awarding grants up to $5,000 to support inspiring, actionable, relevant projects and activities that develop a sense of community and promote neighborliness in Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai and Shoshone counties. Deadline to apply is April 8.
Eligible recipients include: 501(c)(3) organizations, Native American tribal agencies, civic groups (Rotary, Kiwanis, etc.), religious institutions, public institutions (including public schools and local governments), informal grassroots groups (with a fiscal sponsor) and others.
Project Neighborly is led by the Idaho Community Foundation with support from funding partners Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation for Health, Idaho Central Credit Union and Innovia Foundation.
Project Neighborly’s community partners in North Idaho are Connect Kootenai, Civic Engagement Alliance, Coeur d’Alene Regional Chamber, and United Way of North Idaho.
Grants will be announced by May 9.
Connect Kootenai Annual Report 2021: View Here
Connect Kootenai Annual Report 2020: View Here
Connect Kootenai Annual Report 2019: View Here
Connect Kootenai Quarterly Report Summer 2019: View Here
Connect Kootenai Quarterly Report Fall 2018: View Here
Connect Kootenai Quarterly Report Spring 2017: View Here
Connect Kootenai Quarterly Report Winter 2016 – 2017: View Here
Connect Kootenai Project Neighborly Email Launch: View Here
Connect Kootenai Newsletter, January 2022: View Here
Connect Kootenai Newsletter, September 2021: View Here
Connect Kootenai Newsletter, April 2021: View Here
Connect Kootenai in the Press, May 2021: View Here
Connect Kootenai Newsletter, Feb. 2021: View Here
Connect Kootenai Newsletter, Sept. 2020: View Here
Connect Kootenai Newsletter, July. 2020: View Here
Connect Kootenai Newsletter, May 2020: View Here
Connect Kootenai Newsletter, Feb. 2020: View Here
North Idaho Neighborly: View Here
Weigh in on a Vision for CDA: View Here
New Director at Connect Kootenai: View Here
Our Gem Lake Survey Results: View Here
Regional Housing & Growth Issues Partnership FAQs: View Here
Confluence Project Students Dig into Snow Science: View Here
Bottom Sediments and Their Risk: View Here
CDA Press, Child care: An investment with huge return: View Here
Managing Water Levels in Coeur d’Alene Lake: View Here
The Future of Water Quality in Coeur d’Alene Lake: View Here
The Future of Water Quality in Coeur d’Alene Lake Video 1: View Here
The Future of Water Quality in Coeur d’Alene Lake Video 2: View Here
Scientific Review of Water Quality Begins: View Here
Envision Coeur d’Alene Updates: View Here
2021 Citizens Planning Academy: View Here
January 2021 Our Gem Speaker Series: Stormwater Outfall Reduction with Coeur d’Alene City Engineer Chris Bosley: View Here
February 2021 Our Gem Speaker Series: Our Gem Speaker Series: Atlas Waterfront Project: View Here
February 2021 Our Gem Speaker Series: Natural Resource Restoration at Gray’s Meadow with Dave Leptich: View Here
Where Does Stormwater Go in Winter?: View Here
When Leaves Fall, So Can Lake Oxygen Levels: View Here
A Brief History of Wastewater Treatment in Coeur d’Alene: View Here