About

The mission of the Moscow Affordable Housing Trust is to create and preserve safe, inclusive, and affordable housing opportunities in keeping with the character of the community.

Moscow Affordable Housing Trust is an Idaho Corporation and an IRS 501.c.3 non-profit organization

Contact Information

Nils Peterson, Executive Director

510 W Palouse River Drive, Moscow, ID 83843

509/336-1664

Director@MoscowHousingTrust.org

Tax ID #27-0306873

DUNS 043371291

A brief history of Moscow Affordable Housing Trust


August 2009. Incorporation and 501.c.3 non-profit tax status

A working board developed the organization and raised $20,000 from private philanthropy

April 2014. Hired Nils Peterson, the first Executive Director

October 2014. Community Housing Development Organization status achieved. CHDO operating grant for 14-15 awarded.

August 2015-Feb 2016. First acquisition-rehab house project. The house was purchased from foreclosure, significant rehab was completed and it was sold fee-simple with 2nd lien for affordability. Sale price $143,000. MAHT served as General Contractor. Funding from IHFA/HOME and private philanthropy.

June 2016-March 2017. First new construction house project. Land purchased in Sept 2015. House designed by MAHT staff architect. Local builder serving as GC selected by competitive bidding process. House sold fee-simple with 2nd lien for affordability. Sale price $165,000. Funding from IHFA/HOME, City of Moscow, corporate and private philanthropy.

July 2018-Jan 2019. Second acquisition-rehab house project. The house was purchased from an estate, significant rehab was completed and it was sold fee-simple with 2nd lien for affordability. Sale price $185,000. MAHT served as General Contractor. Funding from IHFA/HOME, corporate and private philanthropy.

May 2019-Sept 2020. Second new construction project - 3-unit townhome. Land purchased Nov 2018 with MAHT funds. House designed by MAHT staff architect. Local builder serving as GC selected by competitive bidding process. Construction loan from IHFA/HOME. First house sold May 2020, using Community Land Trust model. Last house closed Sept 2020. Permanent subsidy provided by MAHT, CommunityFrameworks/SHOP and IHFA/HOME.

Also, during 2020, work was completed on a 17 lot subdivision called Paradise View at the corner of Nursery St and Powers Ave in Moscow. Funding for the purchase and infrastructure construction was provided by a loan from Banner Bank, private philanthropy and MAHT general funds.

Spring-Summer 2021. A construction loan has been awarded to build a twinhome on the Paradise View site, with construction to begin when the soils are dry enough. Design for the 2 houses was done by Architecture students at the University of Idaho.