Advocates For Real

Community Housing

Developing Permanently Affordable Housing Solutions

Raising the Roof on Affordability

ARCH has launched a second line of business that directly assists our moderate-income households—those who earn too much for federally funded housing but not enough to live here. Private funding is making housing more accessible to our workforce and allows us to partner with specific industries and employers. Using private funds and partnerships, ARCH is delivering housing for the workforce.

ARCH actively acquires land and homes to ensure ongoing affordability.

The Project Pipeline

It's bigger than you think!

ARCH is constantly working towards bridging the housing affordability gap. At any given time, ARCH has developments in every stage of the pipeline. The entire process takes at least two years, but often up to five years.

Identify & Purchase Land

1 Month to Several Years

The development process begins with identifying and purchasing land.

Land Entitlement

3 to 6 Months

The land is entitled, which means it goes through the city approval process.

Housing Design Process

3 to 4 Months

ARCH designs the housing process. This includes architecture and engineering.

Building Permit Process

2-4 Weeks

ARCH submits the designs to the county for a building permit


12 Months

Materials begin to arrive and construction follows once a permit is acquired.

Family Moves In


The full process takes anywhere from two to five years after the initial purchase of land.

Projects Underway

Using private philanthropy and partnerships, ARCH is delivering housing for the workforce. Projects underway include partnerships with:

St. Lukes Wood River

12 homes for hospital employees

Blaine County School District

Six to eight homes

The City of Bellevue

Duplex property development

ARPA Funding

$990K workforce housing initiative partner

Learn more

News & Updates.

School board moves forward with teacher housing in Hailey

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School board moves forward with teacher housing in Hailey BCSD and ARCH draft deal on Bullion St. development With public school employees facing a severe…

RFP – General Contractor Services

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RFP General Contractor Services GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF WORK The proposed projects will consist of a single-family home in Carey, Idaho. Residential builds will be constructed…

House Moves to new HOME

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We are so grateful! One of our donors was amazing and donated this cabin from Walnut Street in Ketchum to Bellevue for city employee housing.…
Spring Newsletter 2022 - ARCH Advocates for Real Community Housing

2022 Summer Newsletter

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What We've Been Up To This Year ARCH continues to utilize federal housing dollars in order to serve a large part of our community. However,…