Boise City Housing Authority

This housing agency serves Ada County, Idaho.

Waiting List
Open Soon: Boise City Low Rent Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Open Soon: Ada County Low Rent Public Housing Waiting List Learn More
Open Soon: Section 8 New Construction Other Waiting List Learn More
Closed: Boise City and Ada County, Idaho Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List Learn More

Open Soon: Boise City Low Rent Public Housing Waiting List

The Boise City/Ada County Housing Authorities (BCACHA) will accept Low Rent Public Housing waiting list applications in Boise City from February 28, 2024, until March 21, 2024.

Please note: "The BC-LRPH and Section 8 New Construction properties house families in three high-rise buildings where the head, spouse or co-head is 62 years of age, or older, and/or is a person with a disability.  Capitol Plaza and Franklin Plaza consist of studio apartments (357 sf), one bedroom (472 sf) and two bedroom apartments (717 sf); Shoreline Plaza has one bedroom apartments (600 sf)."

This waiting list is for the following properties:

  • Capital Plaza - located at 700 W Cunningham Pl, Boise, ID 83702.
  • Franklin Plaza -  located at 1555 W. Franklin St. Boise, ID 83702.

To apply while the waitlist is open, complete the online application that will be available on the BCACHA website.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the BCACHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BCACHA public notice on February 12, 2024.

Open Soon: Ada County Low Rent Public Housing Waiting List

The Boise City/Ada County Housing Authorities (BCACHA) will accept Low Rent Public Housing waiting list applications in Ada County from February 28, 2024, until March 21, 2024.

Please note: "The AC-LRPH are five duplexes with two- and three-bedroom units scattered within Boise."

To apply while the waitlist is open, complete the online application that will be available on the BCACHA website.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the BCACHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BCACHA public notice on February 12, 2024.

Open Soon: Section 8 New Construction Other Waiting List

The Boise City/Ada County Housing Authorities (BCACHA) will accept Section 8 New Construction waiting list applications in Boise City/Ada County from February 28, 2024, until March 21, 2024. This is the first time the waiting list has been open since it closed in March, 2019.

Please note: "The BC-LRPH and Section 8 New Construction properties house families in three high-rise buildings where the head, spouse or co-head is 62 years of age, or older, and/or is a person with a disability.  Capitol Plaza and Franklin Plaza consist of studio apartments (357 sf), one bedroom (472 sf) and two bedroom apartments (717 sf); Shoreline Plaza has one bedroom apartments (600 sf)."

This waiting list is for the following property:

  • Shoreline Plaza - located at 675 S 13th St, Boise, ID 83702.

To apply while the waitlist is open, complete the online application that will be available on the BCACHA website.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the BCACHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BCACHA public notice on February 12, 2024.

Closed: Boise City and Ada County, Idaho Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority (BCACHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is closed.

The BCACHA last accepted Section 8 HCV applications for this waiting list on a limited basis from January 10, 2022 until February 10, 2022. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the BCACHA, "Due to limited funding availability, the BCACHA will only be opening the waiting list to applicants that meet the following local preferences. Applicants must meet all of the qualifications in order to be eligible for the lottery.

  • Head of Household must be over 18 years of age; AND
  • Must be low-income (50% or below Area Median Income); AND
  • Must qualify for the Idaho residency preference (a family qualifies if the family lives, works, or has been hired to work within the state of Idaho); AND
  • Must meet at least one of the following definitions:
    • Head of household, co-head or spouse are age 62 or older; or
    • Head of household, co-head or spouse is disabled; or
    • Families with children under the age of 18

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. Paper applications were not available and applicants were not able to apply in person.

The maximum income limit for each household size were as follows:

  • 1 Person- $26,400 | 5 Person-$40,700
  • 2 Person- $30,150 | 6 Person-$43,700
  • 3 Person- $33,900 | 7 Person-$46,700
  • 4 Person- $37,650 | 8 Person-$49,700

The waiting list had the following preferences:

  • Idaho residents
  • Elderly
  • Disabled
  • Families with children

2,500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the BCACHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the BCACHA public notice on January 10, 2022.

About The Agency

Boise City Housing Authority provides affordable housing for up to 1,539 low- and moderate-income households through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher and public housing programs.

Monday 10:00am-5:30pm
Tuesday 10:00am-5:30pm
Wednesday 10:00am-5:30pm
Thursday 10:00am-5:30pm

1001 South Orchard Street, Boise, ID

Visit Website(208) 345-4907

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How large is the Boise City Housing Authority?

Boise City Housing Authority serves 1,390 low-income households. The agency manages 1,406 Housing Choice Vouchers and 153 public housing units.

What are the incomes of residents served by the Boise City Housing Authority?

Extremely low-income (ELI) renters, earning less than 30% of Area Median Income (AMI), make up 70 percent of households served by Boise City Housing Authority. Very low-income renters earn less than 50% AMI, and are 95 percent of Boise City Housing Authority households.

How many Boise City Housing Authority residents are employed?

Working adults head 264 households and make up 19 percent of households served by Boise City Housing Authority.

How many female-headed renter households are served by the Boise City Housing Authority?

There are 875 female-headed renter households living in Boise City Housing Authority housing. Households headed by females are 63% of those served by the Boise City Housing Authority.

What racial and ethnic groups are found among Boise City Housing Authority renters?

Black 125
Native American 28
Asian-Pacific Islander 42
White 1,098
Hispanic 97

How many senior-headed renter households are served by Boise City Housing Authority?

There are 542 households headed by seniors served by the Boise City Housing Authority. Senior households are 39% of households in Boise City Housing Authority housing.

How many households headed by persons with disabilities live in Boise City Housing Authority housing?

There are 597 persons with disabilities living in Boise City Housing Authority housing. Persons with disabilities are the head of 43% of households served by the Boise City Housing Authority.

How does HUD rate the performance of the Boise City Housing Authority?

The Boise City Housing Authority is rated as a high performer by HUD.

HUD rates the performance of Public Housing Agencies. The department looks at physical condition of properties, financial condition, management operations, and use of Public Housing Capital Funds for improvements.

How often does Boise City Housing Authority open new waiting lists?

Boise City Housing Authority’s Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) waiting list was last opened on January 10, 2022 and closed on February 10, 2022.

Public Housing Communities Managed by Boise City Housing Authority

Shoreline Plaza

675 S 13th St, Boise, Idaho 83702

Capitol Plaza

700 W Cunningham Pl, Boise, Idaho 83702