Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Waitlist: Open

This information was last updated on May 10th, 2016.

The Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority (BC/ACHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for elderly/disabled households.

The BC/ACHA offers two elderly/disabled Public Housing communities and five scattered-site properties located in or near downtown Boise, ID.

Please note: The family Public Housing waiting list is currently closed.

To apply to Capitol Plaza and Franklin Plaza, download and print the application online here.

To apply to Shoreline Plaza, pick up an application at the BC/ACHA office, located at 1276 W River St., Suite 300, Boise, Idaho 83702.

Please note: The BC/ACHA website provides a link to download the Shoreline Plaza application, but clicking the link brings you to an error page. The BC/ACHA is working to fix this issue, and we will update this page when it has been fixed.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to the BC/ACHA at 276 W River St., Suite 300, Boise, Idaho 83702, or faxed to (208) 345-4909.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the BC/ACHA website, or call the office at (208) 287-1092.

Summary

  • What: Boise City Housing Authority Public Housing for Senior and Disabled Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Online Application at https://idboiseadaco.tenmast.com/apply.
      • Note: If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer/device, or one at a local library.

Public Housing Waitlist: Closed

This information was last updated on May 10th, 2016.

The Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority (BC/ACHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications for elderly/disabled households.

The BC/ACHA offers two elderly/disabled Public Housing communities and five scattered-site properties located in or near downtown Boise, ID.

Please note: The family Public Housing waiting list is currently closed.

To apply to Capitol Plaza and Franklin Plaza, download and print the application online here.

To apply to Shoreline Plaza, pick up an application at the BC/ACHA office, located at 1276 W River St., Suite 300, Boise, Idaho 83702.

Please note: The BC/ACHA website provides a link to download the Shoreline Plaza application, but clicking the link brings you to an error page. The BC/ACHA is working to fix this issue, and we will update this page when it has been fixed.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to the BC/ACHA at 276 W River St., Suite 300, Boise, Idaho 83702, or faxed to (208) 345-4909.

Applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the BC/ACHA website, or call the office at (208) 287-1092.

Boise City Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

This information was last updated on May 27th, 2016.

The Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority (BC/ACHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open on a limited basis for nearly three weeks in May 2016; and prior to that on a limited basis for two weeks in June 2015, and in April 2011.

Please note

  • According to the BC/ACHA, "Due to limited funding availability, the BCACHA will only be opening the waiting list to applicants that meet the following criteria. 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
    • The household must be low-income (50% or below Area Median Income); 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"
  • This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.
To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application. The pre-application was available in English and Spanish.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Disabled, live in Ada County.

2,500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, after sorting preferences.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the BC/ACHA website, or call the office at (208) 287-1092.

Public Housing Property Inspection Scores

All public housing projects and privately owned rental properties with project-based Section 8 contracts are inspected every 1 to 3 years by HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC). The mission of REAC is to insure that HUD’s multifamily portfolio is well maintained, free of health and safety risks for tenants and to prevent waste, fraud and abuse in HUD’s multifamily programs.

The highest REAC score possible is 100 points. Points are awarded in five inspectable areas: site, building exteriors, common areas, systems and units. Points may be weighted differently for different property types. For example, an urban property with little to no grounds might have a score weighted more on the building exteriors and less on the site whereas a suburban property with acres of land will be weighted more on the site review.

The frequency of REAC inspections is determined by the last REAC score a property received. If a property receives a REAC score of 90 or higher, the next REAC inspection will be scheduled in 3 years. Scores of 80 to 89 require re-inspection in 2 years and scores of 60 to 79 require re-inspection in a year.

A score of less than 60 is considered failing. Scores of 31 to 59 require re-inspection in 60 days and scores of 30 or lower are referred to a HUD Enforcement Center for corrective action.

Property Score Inspection Date
Capitol Plaza 82/100 07/23/2013

Affordable Apartments near Boise City Housing Authority

1070 S Leadville Ave
Riverview Homes participates in the following programs:
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project-Based Section 8
2301 W Canal St
Mellodee Thornton Park participates in the following programs:
HOME
514 S River St
12th and River Senior Housing participates in the following programs:
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly

Boise City Housing Authority serves the following locations in the state of Idaho: