Boise City Ada County Housing Authority

The Boise City Ada County Housing Authority has played a key role in providing housing options for low and moderate income residents in Ada County. It seeks to provide strategic and creative solutions to assist the low income families and the elderly and those with disabilities. It currently assists over 3000 families in obtaining decent, safe, and affordable housing solutions. The Boise City Ada County Housing Authority has initiated several strategies with social service agencies, non-profit organizations, faith-based communities, and government entities to be able to address the housing needs of Ada County residents.

Boise Housing Authority

Housing Choice Voucher Program

Section 8 participants generally contribute between 30% and 40% of their monthly adjusted gross income towards rent and utilities. The Housing Authority pays the balance directly to the owner.

Public Housing

Applicants must earn less than the following incomes limits that have been established by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development released on 5/14/2010.

1 Person2 Person3 Person4 Person5 Person6 Person7 Person8 Person
$ 34,650 $ 39,600 $ 44,550 $ 49,500 $ 53,500 $ 57,450 $ 61,400 $ 65,350

Other conditions:

Applicants must also meet at least one of the following conditions:

  • Elderly: Applicants (head of household or spouse) must be 62 years of age or older.
  • Disabled: Applicants (head of household or spouse) must have a disability.

Applicants will be required to provide the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority with verification of all sources of income. The Authority will conduct a criminal background check on all adult household members age 18 or older. Applicants can rent virtually any kind of decent, safe, and sanitary dwelling unit. Units can include apartments, duplexes, single family homes and manufactured homes.

Obligations of the Family

  • Must supply all necessary information.
  • Must disclose and verify social security numbers for each household member over the age of six.
  • The information supplied by the family must be true and complete.
  • The family is responsible for any Housing Quality Standards (HQS) breach caused by the family.
  • Must allow the Authority to inspect the unit at reasonable times and after reasonable notice.
  • Must not commit any serious or repeated lease violations, which may include damage to the unit caused byBoise Housing Authority program participants or their guests (beyond normal wear and tear).
  • Must notify BC/ACHA and the owner before the family moves out of the unit, or terminates the lease with notice to the owner.
  • Must promptly give BC/ACHA a copy of any eviction notice.
  • Must use the assisted unit for residence by the family. The unit must be the family’s only residence.
  • The composition of the assisted family residing in the unit must be approved by BC/ACHA and the landlord.
  • Must promptly notify BC/ACHA if any family member no longer resides in the unit.
  • Must not sublease or let the unit.
  • Must promptly notify BC/ACHA of any extended absence from the unit.
  • Must not own or have any interest in the unit.
  • Must not commit fraud, bribery, or any other corrupt or criminal act in connection with the program.
  • Must not engage in drug-related criminal activity or violent criminal activity or other criminal activity that threatens the health, safety, or right to peaceful enjoyment of other residents and persons residing in the immediate vicinity of the premises.
  • Must not receive Section 8 tenant-based assistance while receiving any other housing subsidy.

Qualified applicants are placed on a waiting list until assistance becomes available. The length of time an applicant is on the waiting list depends on preference criteria, family size, and the date of the received application. Applicants on the waiting list are required to promptly notify the Housing Authority, in writing, to any change in their situation (e.g. new address, change in income or family composition).

Contact Details:

1276 W River St., Suite 300,
Boise, Idaho 83702
Phone: (208) 345-4907
Fax: (208) 345-4909
TTY: (208) 363-9734