ICOM does not have housing available for students. There are many housing options available close to campus or in the surrounding areas. Below is a list of apartments and their distance from campus. This list is provided solely as a service for students to help assist in finding housing options during the first two years of medical school. ICOM does not endorse or recommend any of the following housing options and has not reviewed, vetted, or inspected the listings. It is the responsibility of the student to explore the options and make the best choice for his or her situation.

ICOM encourages students to exercise good judgment and research the housing when evaluating a prospective rental unit and/or landlord/owner. ICOM recommends you familiarize yourself with the Fair Housing Act, which can be found on the Housing and Urban Development website.

Some questions you may want to ask as you evaluate housing options are:

  • Is there a deposit? If so, how much is it and how can I ensure that I will have the best chance that it will be returned?
  • What are the reviews and ratings for the housing unit?
  • Where did I find the listing? Is it a reliable source?
  • How do I reach the landlord/owner in case of emergency or if there’s a problem?
  • Are utilities included in the rent?
  • Am I responsible for snow removal and/or lawn care?
  • Are pets allowed?
  • Are the security and safety measures adequate?

Housing Options

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Community Service Organizations

St. Alphonsus Hospice Volunteer
9199 West Black Eagle Drive
Boise, ID 83709

Ronald McDonald House
101 Warm Springs Ave
Boise, ID 83712

Family Advocates
3010 W. State St.
Boise, ID 83703

Zoo Boise
355 Julia Davis Dr.
Boise, ID 83702

Genesis Community Health
215 West 35th Street
Garden City, ID 83714

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS)
2404 W Bank Drive Suite 103
Boise, ID 83705

Face of Hope Foundation
417 S. 6th St.
Boise, ID 83702

Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity
704 S Latah St.
Boise, ID 83707

Salvation Army
1904 W. Bannock
Boise, ID 83702

Upward Sports
Multiple Treasure Valley Locations


Meridian Foodbank
133 W. Broadway Ave.
Meridian, ID 83642

Idaho Youth Ranch
231 N. Main Street
Meridian, ID 83642

Doctors Hospice of Idaho
1550 Crestmont Dr.
Meridian, ID 83642

Meridian Library District
1236 W Cherry Lane
Meridian, ID 83642

Spay Neuter Idaho Pets (SNIP)
1077 S. Garden Place
Boise, ID 83705

Alzheimer’s Association: Greater Idaho Chapter
Lindsey Meloy
208-206-0041 ext. 8199
2995 N. Cole Road, Suite 120
Boise, ID 83704

First Choice Home Health and Hospice
12400 W. Overland Rd Ste. 100
Boise, ID 83709

Boys and Girls Clubs of Ada County
911 N. Meridian Rd.
Meridian, ID 83642

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Idaho
110 N. 27th St.
Boise, ID 83702

American Red Cross of Greater Idaho
5380 W. Franklin Road
Boise, ID 83705


Have you or your society volunteered somewhere and want to add it to our page? Email ewatson@idahocom.org with contact details and a description of the volunteer experience.

Things to Do
Meridian and the surrounding area host a variety of activities, places to see and eat, and recreation for varying interests. Here are just a few of the many things to do in the Treasure Valley.

Public transportation is provided through Valley Regional Transit and consists of multiple fixed-line bus routes. There are single ride, one day, and monthly passes available.

Ada County Highway District provides a commuter network system to coordinate commutes to and from school or work. They have multiple commuting options.

Ada County DMV
400 N. Benjamin Ln #101
Boise, Idaho 83704