Independence Hill

Mercy Housing Northwest - Idaho


Independence Hill in Moscow, Idaho, opened in 2006. Independence Hill allows people with developmental disabilities to live independently rather than in a group home or other facility. A former board member planted the seed for building an independent living facility inspired by her son. The property features 14 units of supportive housing near the campus of the University of Idaho. The building includes a community room and a courtyard. All of Independence Hill's units are full, showcasing the need for similar properties that provide the opportunity for self-reliance within the framework of a supportive community. Every day, the residents at Independence Hill show how their lives are improving as a result of the services at the property.

Through an agreement with HUD, Independence Hill rents apartments under the HUD PRAC811 housing assistance payment program. This program provides maximum income limits for those seeking housing and residents never pay more than 30% of their income on rent.


  • 14 units of housing for individuals with developmental disabilities including one- and two-bedroom units
  • Completed in 2006
  • Funded by:  Stepping Stones Inc., U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development and the Idaho Housing & Finance Association


  • On-site Resident Services
  • Case management services
  • Community room
  • Computer lab
  • Community courtyard
  • Community celebrations and activities
  • Washer/dryer hookup in each apartment or use space as extra storage
  • On-site laundry
  • Parking available
  • Walking distance to grocery story, mall and bus stop 

Learn about Independence Hill and one of the residents.

Independence Hill

1500 W. "A" Street
Moscow, ID  83843
(View Map)
Phone: 208-882-0951
[TTY 800-855-2880]

Property Type: Special Needs
Units:  14

Office Hours
Monday - Friday

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Independence Hill Floor Plans
*Click on image for larger view