For those who are homeless, “the basic level of needs are shelter, water and a sense of belonging.…We can’t expect someone to address addiction without having a shelter.” Assistant IPI Director Vanessa Fry spoke these words as she addressed members … (Read More) IPI Lends Assistance to Missoula City Council
Congratulations to Vanessa Fry, Assistant Director of the Idaho Policy Institute, for her recognition as the featured AmeriCorps alumni in the 2017 Serve Idaho Annual Report. Serve Idaho, the Governor’s Commission on volunteerism, exists to inspire service to build a … (Read More) Congratulations to Vanessa!
Eight students completed their Capstone course this semester, participating in three Idaho municipal research projects – two for McCall and one for Bellevue. Each of the projects addressed a question currently under review in city government. What is the impact … (Read More) Congratulations to the Fall 2017 Master’s of Public Administration Capstone Class!
Sun Valley Economic Development held its annual Summit last Wednesday, November 2 in Sun Valley, ID. This year’s summit, National Trends – Local Responses, focused on critical factors the Sun Valley region needs to consider for future economic viability. Idaho … (Read More) Sun Valley Economic Development
Pay for Success (PFS), a financing mechanism used to support evidenced-based social and environmental interventions, has recently been explored by the City of Boise. In 2016 Idaho Policy Institute’s (IPI) Assistant Director Vanessa Fry tested the feasibility of utilizing PFS … (Read More) Boise and IPI Discuss Pay For Success
IPI Director Greg Hill was invited to participate in a panel titled “Engaging the Public Through Public Policy Centers” at the Coalitian of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) conference in Denver. The focus of the panel was building and employing … (Read More) Engaging the Public Through Public Policy Centers
Idaho Policy Institute (IPI) Assistant Director, Vanessa Fry, presented the results of IPI’s evaluation of a free pre-kindergarten program at a press event at the Whitney Community Center. The program provides free, high quality, preschool education to 3-5 year olds … (Read More) Pre-K Research Shows Achievement in Benchmark Scores
Idaho Policy Institute Assistant Director, Vanessa Fry, participated in a panel discussion at the West Central Mountains Economic Summit in McCall, Idaho. The panel, focused on housing solutions, discussed strategies for addressing the housing-related challenges facing Valley County, Adams County … (Read More) West Central Mountains Housing Solutions
New Path Community Housing broke ground on Sept. 20 as Idaho’s first “Housing First” development. This project will provide housing and wrap around services for 40 people experiencing chronic homelessness and reduces the barriers of entry to housing. In 2016 … (Read More) IPI Research Serves as Catalyst for “Housing First”