This is real.  Boise now has a new housing project for lower income residence and it's all part of a national "tiny house" "small footprint" living trend.

Leap Charities is a Boise non-profit, that is leading the charge to bring affordable housing to Boise and The Treasure Valley.  They just debuted a first of it's kind project in Boise, called "Windy Court", named after Boise resident and former Judge, Keith "Windy" Windrum.

Using recycled shipping containers, planners are building, tiny homes, that are affordable.  In order to qualify, families must meet certain financial guidelines, usually having income that is below 30% of the median income.

From the Leap website, "units will rent for $843 per month (as determined by HUD) including water, sewer, trash and power. Each comes with a microwave, stove, oven, dishwasher and washer/dryer. Each unit comes with two dedicated parking spaces, one that is covered.  Eligible applicants must report household incomes of 30 percent of the area median income (AMI), and preference will be given to households that have members who are elderly or have a disability."

Take a tour of the Windy Court tiny homes

Leap also offers first time home buyer programs and other as well. If you're looking to buy your first home and you are lower income, you can check out the program, to see if it fits. 

Applications for Windy Court are currently closed, but check the site, regularly to see when applications will open up again.