Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello
711 North 6 Avenue
Pocatello, Bannock County, ID

208-233-6276 http://www.housingauthorityofpocatello.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on August 31st, 2016.

The Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello (HACP) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

Pocatello, ID is about 50 miles southeast of Idaho Falls, ID.

To apply, print and complete the pre-application online here.


Once the application has been completed, it can be:

  1. Dropped off at the HACP office, located at 711 N 6th Ave, Pocatello, ID 83201.
  2. Faxed to the HACP office at (208) 233-9821.
  3. Scanned and emailed to the HACP at support@housingauthorityofpocatello.org 
  4. Mailed to:
Housing Authority of Pocatello
PO Box 4161 
Pocatello, ID 83205-4161

The HACP has identified the following preferences: Veteran, displaced by natural disaster, displaced by government action.

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

For more informaion, visit the HACP website, or call the office at (208) 233-6276.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update November 2nd, 2015.

The Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello (HACP) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for senior/disabled households.


Please note: The HACP does not offer a public housing program for families.

The HACP offer one public housing community with 72 units for senior/disabled individuals.

There are two ways to apply:
1. Visit the HACP to pick up a pre-application, located at 711 N 6th Ave., Pocatello, ID 83201, during normal office hours.
2. Download a pre-application online here, then print and complete.

No preferences were noted.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above.

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

For more information, visit the HACP website, or call the office at (208) 233-6276.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 72 affordable rental units. It also administers 616 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello between Public Housing Units (10%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (90%) to that of all housing authorities in Idaho, Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Idaho.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello scored an average of 98 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2002 and a low score of 85 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Idaho is 86.06.

Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello has an average score that is more than the average Idaho housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Housing Authority of the City of Pocatello.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 5/13/11 Plan
2010 6/1/10 Plan
2009 6/8/09 Plan
2008 5/23/08 Plan
2007 6/14/07 Plan
2006 5/18/06 Plan
2005 6/15/05 Plan
2004 6/15/04 Plan
2003 7/11/03 Plan
2002 6/28/02 Plan
2001 7/2/01 Plan
2000 6/23/00 Plan